I am going to pretend I was not away for close to a month.
Last time I was here I was alluding to my new found lifestyle. Back then *like it was 10 years ago* I had just stumbled across minimalism. Again. I had known the term minimalism existed. For all of you who do not know what it is here is the Ted Talk I watched my first time round. However, at that time I thought it was all about depriving yourself from things. Unfortunately, at that time I was all about instant gratification and thus, I shooed minimalism away.
Roughly two years later I was attacked by that word again. This time though, I was ready for change. For some time I had felt I was not really living *all that in this post here*. Thus, without knowing I started searching for a more zen life.
Minimalism means many things to many people. They are some minimalists who count their possessions. Others have fused vegan life with anti fast fashion values into their minimalist lifestyle. There are minimalists who have their entire life’s possessions in one bag. It is like a minimalism rainbow all different shades to learn. When reading all these different varieties of minimalists it can be very daunting. My initial reaction was it sounded like a semi-cult. Been a newbie at this was difficult but, that is for another post.
I thought minimalism was been stingy with money. Wearing loin clothes and sleeping on floors. I could not possibly fathom how I would live like that. I cannot rock a loin cloth. I believed it was about depriving yourself of worldly possessions. That it was basically the next step of been a Buddhist. Not to mention that it seemed all minimalists wear either white or black. I have no problem with black but, I am so mess prone white was going to be a hard bargain for me.
There was no way I was going to hack been this “minimalist” but I decided I will be one anyway.
Warning: next few posts will be on minimalism and my journey through that.
Until next time