Wo-fucking-ho, made it to 100 items!! This has been a much longer road than I expected when I started this, in part due to changes in personal life which have eaten up a lot of spare time, and some general laziness on my behalf. But I am finally here, and what a way to celebrate, with a picture of my manky old bra…
It has been so fricking crazy recently… getting a grip on a new job and a new city, and just an awesome but totally exhausting amount of socialising and flat DIY. So the minimalism vibes have gone on the back burner a bit, but I intend to hit 100 tomorrow at last!
It has been 11 months since I started down the minimalist road, and whilst it hasn’t been a constant journey in terms of physically removing items, I truly believe that I have changed my mental attitude towards consumption of goods. I think the quote below, from The Minimalists website sums up this change:
After a manic Christmas and New Year period, Phase one of “make my incredibly expensive but really quite manky flat” is about 80% complete. This meant decorating and furnishing the back bedroom to make this my room, and so allow me to rent out the front room and be able to eat again. Continue reading
There has been a lot going on at the moment – I have listed my flat for sale and got an offer, work is ramping up for another big project and my sister has just had her second child. In addition a close friend is going through an awful personal situation, and training for a half marathon is eating up any remaining time (well not this week, I completely flaked out). Continue reading
Despite being a 3 day weekend in the UK, and having a rare and much desired quiet one, I found myself anxious and uneasy. Possibly having minimal human contact had something to do with this, but after a little bit of thinking I wrote it down to two things – the weight of things ‘to do’ and decisions to make. Continue reading