A New and Simpler Life

The more I delve into minimalism, the more I see what it means to have a simple life.

I began my journey into minimalism because, quite honestly, I was tired of stuff. That, and a brain injury made it nearly impossible for me to tolerate tiny little trinkets and tons of things I had to sift through to find what I needed.

But brain injury aside, I am glad this happened. More than that, I am ecstatic. Minimalism has taught me a lot. It’s taught me to release pointless things in my life, like extra clothes and shoes, and books I’ll never read, and it’s taught me that things are not as important as I once thought they were.

Over the course of the last two years, I have released over $8000 worth of stuff from my life. Because of that, my life is changing. I expected a transition, at least somewhat. With less stuff, there had to be less to clean. With less junk in the drawers, what could I possibly have to organize?

But with all those obvious changes, what I didn’t expect was a new and better life.

I am living the simple life. Not an I’m-on-a-farm-making-my-own-jam kind of life, because for me, that wouldn’t be simple. That would be insanely hard. No, my life is the simple kind of life where I can rise in the morning, shower, and lazily eat my breakfast. I can sip tea while reading my favorite blogs. I can do yoga or work-out before starting my day of work. And even while I work, my life feels much less complicated.

Because of minimalism, I truly have acquired a simpler, and quieter, life. And the funny thing is, the more I delve into a minimalism, the simpler my life gets.

My life is not perfect, because life will never be that way. I am a work-in-progress, but with less in my life to worry about, I have more time to work on me.

Are you ready for a simpler life?

Minimalism isn’t about stuff. It’s about life. It’s about living.

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