While its maybe a little late in 2011 for resolutions, I am declaring a theme for the rest of the year.
Less is More
Experiments in Becoming a Minimalist
Living on a small island has developed in me a love for simplicity and as I start to determine what of my stuff I am going to ship home, I am realizing just how much I have that….I don’t need! So while I shipped 15 or so boxes out here, my limit for going home is four.
This is experiment #1: Get rid or give away 11 boxes of stuff-more if I can!
I want to keep the stuff I have collected from my travels so that will all go, but what is staying is the massive amount of clothing that I just don’t wear. As well as the belief that I must wear certain things or look a certain way or have a certain amount of stuff. I want a simpler life. I want the freedom to travel, to write, to experience, to create, and to start fresh. I want to purchase with social responsibility-knowing where my clothing comes from and making hard decisions on whether I actually need it or am just buying it because its cheap. And by re-allocating all the money I used to spend on clothes, I will have the freedom to travel, to write, to create, to dream, and to make those dreams a reality. So thanks to all those who have provided inspiration and motivation. Check out Miss Minimalist, One Dress Protest, and All of Us Revolution!
Now off to work on getting rid of stuff! 🙂