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.
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:
- I’m not happy.
- I feel burdened.
- 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.
Thank you ever so much for reading Dear Reader!
Reconcile Your Style!
xo Whitney (The FIH)