Reconciling Style With Circumstance: Minimalism

I’m intrigued by Minimalism. An intentional life lived with less stuff appeals to me. That doesn’t mean I have to abandon my home or my career. I just have to figure out what to keep and what to let go of.

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Isn’t this the truth?!

The struggle with letting go is different for each of us. Our culture raises us to consume and to accept distraction. The relentlessness of cell phone notifications comes to mind as I write this.

So what has happened to make me consider a different way of living? A few things:

  1. I’m not happy.
  2. I feel burdened.
  3. I want to spend more time with the people I love and on things that give my life more meaning (I’m not able to because other less-important things are demanding my focus. The result? #1 on this list).

It’s okay that I’m not happy, by the way. Being unhappy doesn’t have to be permanent. It just means that I have work to do.

If you really want a jolt check out the 333 Project.  I purged 50% of my closet on New Year’s Day. I guarantee you that I have more than 33 items left.

Baby steps.

Thank you ever so much for reading Dear Reader!

Reconcile Your Style!

xo Whitney (The FIH)

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  • 2 thoughts on “Reconciling Style With Circumstance: Minimalism

    1. Lauren

      Love it! I watched the documentary after seeing your Instagram post and loved the theme about sustainability and waste.

      Intentionality has got to be my favorite thing and I think I was unhappy for a while due to the fact that I wasn’t being as intentional as I should have.

      1. Whitney Parchman Post author

        Hi Lauren! I know what you mean. I think when I’m unhappy it’s because something in my life is not right and sometimes it takes a while for me to figure out what it is. Of course, sometimes I know right away what it is. 😉 I’m glad you were able to watch the documentary and as always thank you for reading and commenting! xo

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