This picture is a visual representation of my goals for the new year. I I never make resolutions because I feel they are silly, but my goal is to remain on my minimalist journey. So far, so good.
I have identified as a minimalist since the early 2000's when I got rid of my book collection which was over 3,000 volumes. That was my first step and it was incredibly liberating. Over the years, I have slowly decluttered and reshaped my perspective on consumerism and capitalism and various other lofty ideas. In the last few years, minimalism has been a hot topic online and is now a trend! There are tons of videos on Youtube, multiple talks on TED.com and many insightful and inspiring websites. I am especially inspired by the minimalist youtubers (is that a word? oh well, it is now).
Minimalism spills over into every corner and facet of my life. For instance, I started out with the goal of more space in my living room to dance, and now I make healthier food choices because of minimalism! When I go out to restaurants I allow myself to have whatever I want, but at home I simply do not buy meat anymore. All my meals at home are vegetarian. This is a huge step for me and I feel so much better in body, mind, and spirit. I am greatly inspired by Jenny Mustard, a vegan minimalist who makes beautiful and creative videos. I watch her almost every morning with my one, precious cup of coffee. Sometimes I watch certain videos over and over again, just to keep the minimalist lifestyle fresh in my mind.
Minimalism is a personal, daily practice that can be accessible to anyone who desires a healthy, intentional lifestyle. I encourage you to research and experiment with this wonderful way of living.
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