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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Minimalism and the Barren Tree

As many of you know I have begun a never ending journey to becoming a minimalist, at least as best as I can. I have found myself beginning to take note of things around me more since I have started this. Just the other day, I was looking out my bedroom window and saw that one of my backyard trees was on its last leaf. It got me thinking. Is this tree with its one leaf worth any less than its neighboring tree with many? Not at all. The same concept applies to possessions. Our society is raised to beleive more is better, bigger is better....better is just...well...better. That is not always true. Less is still beautiful perhaps even more so because you notice what you have and respect it more.

This tree was symbolic to me and a realization hit that I too don't need to feel awkward or strange or any less beautiful if I choose the path of less. Like that tree your individuality will shine through and people will take notice of YOU and not your "stuff". Isn't that what we all want in the end? to be remembered?

Thanks for reading and I love to hear your comments:)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

On the Road to Minimalism

As many of you may know, I am attempting to be on the road to minimalism. It is not always an easy road but I have found it to be very calming in the end. My family and I have already donated over 10 boxes/bags of items in the past few weeks. I have sorted out collectibles to sell ( even though they are loved, they are no longer who I am) and let them go. While it has been time consuming and frustrating, I have found that seeing it go one by one as well as making extra cash to pay off school loans, has made it worth while.

Are YOU looking to be a minimalist? If so what do you need to break away from most? Why is it hard for you to do so?

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