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A New Mission Statement for Truncation

Karin Rambo of shares A new mission statement for Truncation

Karin Rambo of shares A new mission statement for Truncation Karin Rambo of shares A new mission statement for Truncation

Lately I’ve felt a bit aimless here on Truncation.

This space started as a way to document my capsule wardrobes and over time it has kind of evolved to be a bit more lifestyle focused.

But through all of that I’ve just kind of wandered aimlessly wherever my writing fingers would take me.

But as I sit here on this gray and foggy day, I’m in a bit of a reflective mood.

I’ve been thinking about where Truncation has come and where I’d like it to go.

And I realized that I never sat down and wrote out a mission statement.

I never even really thought about what I was doing with this space…

I just did it.

So I decided to write one down, and I decided to share it with you.

Check it out:

Truncation exists to inspire others to find value in their simple, ordinary lives and to inspire a community mindedness in how we relate to each other. Truncation seeks to do this by encouraging others to think outside of themselves and to focus less on “stuff” and more on people.

One of my biggest passions in life is to help others to see truth.

Truth about who they are, truth about the world around them, truth about crazy cycles they may be in, etc.

And I think one of the biggest truths that people have a hard time accepting is that they matter.

Their lives matter.

Not because of how far they traveled, or how well they dressed, or how beautifully they decorated their home.

And it’s really not because of how many followers they have on social media or how well behaved their kids are.

It’s because human life is precious. It’s important.

And I think sometimes it’s really hard to remember that.

So anyway, now that I’ve preached at you for a bit, this is how that’s going to be communicated on Truncation:

  • Capsule Wardrobes, minimalist living and ethical fashion:

Because that’s still a big deal to me. A smaller wardrobe and fewer possessions leaves room to notice ourselves and others. Period. I firmly believe that and I’m calling b.s. on anyone that says a maximalist can do that in the same way that a minimalist can.

And, of course ethical fashion because it’s one of the biggest humanitarian crises of our generation. The conversation needs to keep moving forward so that we can start focusing more on people and less on our wardrobes.

  • Cruelty Free Beauty:

Because even though animals aren’t humans, they still deserve to be treated humanely. I’ve come to believe that an animal should never be harmed just so I can look pretty. Or have a nice pair of shoes. That just doesn’t make sense to me. I’m pretty new to the cruelty free beauty realm so we’ll have to grow together on this one.

  • Random ramblings about life, being a mother, simplicity, etc.

I’m a fairly rambly person, and this is my space. So I’m allowing myself room to ramble sometimes.

I’d like to continue sharing brands/products with you that fall under these categories as well. After all, if a brand is making a conscious effort to treat people/the earth well then we should give them a hand and brag on them a bit.

So I think that’s it. If you’re still with me, then give yourself a high five. This was a long one folks!

What do you think? Do you like having more of a direction? Any thoughts on each of the categories? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time,



Outfit Details:

Sweater: Thrifted. Similar Ethical Option (40% off!). Made in USA option (love this one!). Almost identical ethical option in charcoal.

Blouse: Thrifted. More Simple Bell Sleeved Made in USA Option. Super Similar Made in USA Option.

Jeans: AG.

Shoes: Converse. Super Similar Ethical Option.

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  • Reply Aspiring Minimalist

    I’ve been waiting for a post like this since the twins were born. You’ve been ambling around a bit. I hope this brings you the focus you’re seeking, especially in a now triply chaotic house.

    If you can get me to believe that people matter again, you’ll have changed a life.

    April 7, 2017 at 6:18 am
    • Reply Karin

      I think sometimes ambling is a necessary part of any creative process. 😉 Thanks for sticking with me!

      May 1, 2017 at 10:31 am
  • Reply Sommer

    I guess it helps to have a direction, but to be honest I read your blog because of you. Is it a wonder that one of your most commented posts was the one with the dirty dishes in the background? We/I am here because you’re so relatable, you’re the girl next door, you’re like our best girlfriend. For me personally, you don’t need to have a direction on your blog. You could talk about doorknobs and I’d follow. Just be you!

    April 9, 2017 at 6:16 pm
    • Reply Karin

      That is an incredibly kind thing for you to say Sommer! However, I do hope to talk about things that are a little more important than a door knob. 😉 The direction is more for me to stay on track with what I want to communicate to you guys. 🙂

      May 1, 2017 at 10:32 am
  • Reply amanda

    Me too, I read your blog because it’s so real and I love that about you. You have a happy medium that I strive for, between finding contentment where we are and pushing ourselves further, between being real and not being sloppy. And you are living consciously in so many areas and I love those posts too. Plus it feels like a small quality communtity here, not just a push for mass production for more people. Thank you for making this beautiful little space and my hat’s off to you juggling everything. It’s a constant juggle, motherhood, isn’t it? But so fun.

    April 11, 2017 at 9:09 am
    • Reply Karin

      Thank you so much Amanda! You’re words are just so, so kind! I love our little community too… it has encouraged me so much over the last couple of years. I’m glad you’re a part of it!

      May 1, 2017 at 10:33 am
  • Reply Lauren @ Lauren, Etc.

    I know for myself, setting a direction or mission never really kept me focused, but instead made me feel guilty when I missed the mark. So I don’t expect the same out of others. That being said, I agree with your purpose and I am interested in all the topics you hope to discuss (and continue discussing) on Truncation.

    April 11, 2017 at 1:08 pm
    • Reply Karin

      Thanks Lauren! I’m definitely someone that needs a direction… otherwise I spend all of my time on rabbit trails. 😉

      May 1, 2017 at 10:33 am
  • Reply Erin | A Welder's Wife

    I think loosing focus on your direction can spawn a completely new and improved direction for what you want. It sounds like that has been the case for you this last little bit. I am glad you created a mission statement, and I think it aligns with you and your audience perfectly. You are a HUGE inspiration/influence for my capsule wardrobe, and I am excited to see how else you will inspire me [and others] on your blog!

    April 12, 2017 at 1:23 pm
    • Reply Karin

      So very true Erin! And thank you as always. 😉 You have been one of the biggest encouragers of Truncation and I truly appreciate that!

      May 1, 2017 at 10:35 am

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