My family and I just bought our first home!
This moving has inspired a new found love for minimalism. When you have to pack up and move all your junk, you realize how much you don't want to have junk.
So in doing this i have managed to give away, sell, throw away an astounding amount of STUFF.
This really makes one think about why we buy things and why we keep stuff around. I am frugal, don't like spending money frivolously, and that can often turn into me taking every free thing offered to me and keeping stuff around that i may someday use, so that i don't have to buy it... when i need it... someday...
Which, then means i have a bunch of stuff waiting to be used someday...
This makes me think about the amount of time those possessions possess. I have to buy things to organize it, i have to clean it, i have to search for that thing when i need it and finally i have to move it. It is quite an astounding amount of time. I even started thinking about the things i think i need. Such as clothes and furniture. I started wondering if could par those things down. Less clothes, less furniture, less stuff. More time to devote to people and activities in my life that i enjoy.
Being that i am very busy and am constantly complaining to my husband and anyone else who will listen... about how i feel i never have enough time in the day to accomplish all the things i need to get done. This is huge. This sent me on a mission to simplify my, what i already thought was simple, life.
It isn't just stuff that i want to minimize, i want to maximize my living. So over the next few weeks or so i am going to attempt to show you how i am changing my life so as to inspire you to do the same.
Happiness can be found, even in the darkness of times, if one remembers to turn on the light. - Albus Dumbledore