I've been reading a lot about minimalist living, discovering new blogs and ideas. I've been impressed and felt a little bit inferior to people like Joshua Becker, Mike Donghia, Everett Bogue, Tammy Strobel. And of course the ultimate guy himself, Dave Bruno who began the 100 thing challenge and then wrote a book about it. I've talked about this before, that feeling of B-List simple living. Not living up to the olympic athletes of the minimalist lifestyle.
I've been overwhelmed with downsizing even more, feeling like an imposter because some of my 100 things are categories of 5 items or less (one of my first rules, knowing I couldn't narrow down to 1 pair of blue jeans). I just had a "you have to be perfect or don't try at all" moment. These happen to me sometimes, because I'm a little bit obsessive and a perfectionist. Perfect combination.
I kept climbing the hill though, reminding myself that it's okay "to let minimalism to be a learning process." Who knows maybe after whittling my stuff down this year, next year I'll go even bigger--getting rid of more stuff and living on less.
We will see, one step at a time.
I tackled the office this round. Here is the addition to my list:
(For previous items go here and here)
34. Hair Accessories
36. Office Supplies
37. Photography Stuff
38. Filing Cabinet
39. Boxed up Wedding Dress
40. Greeting Card Box
This was a tough weekend de-cluttering, but don't worry I'm sticking with it. And I encourage you to do the same. Have your moment to feel like a failure, reflect, maybe write about it, then put your big girl panties on and keep going! (little words of wisdom from my momma)
Here is a sneak peek at the next place:
|EEK! The guest bedroom (and yes it's our catch-all)!!|
Second-class simple living, happily.