27 February is my 3rd anniversary. Of what? Discovering minimalism? Life simplification? How exactly is it defined?
I don’t think it can be defined.
(photo taken by Joanne Wright 23 February 2012)
I’ve posted before about how it all came about. It was just another day, my 9-month-old second-born and I took a walk to the library to pass some time. I wasn’t feeling great at the time, for a variety of reasons.
It all started with a little bit of decluttering. The reduction in the amount of ‘stuff’ about made me feel better.
Then I started spending less money, consuming less, and generally doing less.
I was reading blogs about minimalism and life simplification, feeling more inspired by the day.
Then it became a habit. I’d started to simplify my life and momentum began to build.
Today I am a very different person I was to 3 years ago, even though I probably was always destined for the simple life.
Now I do a lot of things less, but I also do some things more. The things that I believe truly matter, that I truly care about.
It’s a cliché I know, but ‘life is a journey not a destination’. I’m pretty sure I’m on the right track for me and mine.
How’s it going for you? I’d love to hear more about where you’ve come from and where you’re headed – Please share!