Road to Minimalism
May 11, 2017
This month has been filled with rest, relaxation, and love. After enough rain in April, I’m looking forward to seeing the flowers bloom in May. I recently decided to make a lifestyle change towards minimalism. “What is minimalism?”you ask. Well, let’s find out together.
I’ve been dibbing and dabbing with the idea of living a “Minimal Lifestyle” for a little over a year now. I grew curious about what it means, what it feels, and what it looks like to live simply. There are many universal practices and skills of how to be a minimalist but, after much reading of blogs, articles, and videos I have come to understand that
Minimalism is ridding myself of the excess while gaining simplistic living by my own means -for me.
So here I am, ready to take the leap, wings spread, in flight. SOAR! -May 2017
“My goal is no longer to get more done, but rather to have less to do.”
― Francine Jay, Miss Minimalist: Inspiration to Downsize, Declutter, and Simplify
I understand that this will be more than decreasing the amount of items in my wardrobe, an in that case, I must take my time. I’m hoping this lifestyle change will lead to a complete transformation in the interactions of my everyday life but in order to begin, I have three primary goals for this year:
- Self Care/True to Self (mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually)
- Financial Freedom
- Purposeful Planning
“…minimalism in the service of others is a logical extension of the same ethos of selflessness.”
― Joshua Becker, The More Of Less
The First Step
I want to began at my own pace. So to began, I’ve decided to work through the seasons of clothing in my wardrobe. Ridding myself of items that I no longer wear, I do not need, and don’t really like. I am also purposefully packing, when it comes to travel (post coming soon).
“This is today! What will tomorrow bring? Life arrives and departs on its own schedule, not ours; it’s time to travel light, and be ready to go wherever it takes us.”
― Meg Wolfe, The Minimalist Woman’s Guide to Having It All
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Are you on the same journey or considering minimalism? Any suggested blogs or vlogs for me? Share by dropping a comment below.