The concept of "simple living" is more than a motto for Alex Garcia ’15–it’s a practice. She commutes to Mountain View for work at Google from Felton, where she shares a 400-square foot house with her boyfried. She defines "simple living as "finding joy out of non-terial things and being practical about what I need. I don’t need super elaborate plans or things to feel satisfied. ‘Simple living’ is important because it has allowed me to be happy with what I have." To those wanting to live more simply, Alex suggests taking inventory of what they have and asking themselves, when faced with a purchase, “Do I have something that already serves this purpose?” She says this can lead to having "second thoughts about whether you really need a new sweater, or whether you really want to eat something super processed with a million unpronounceable ingredients."