Why I failed at MINIMALISM and (MAYBE) you should too!
MINIMALISM - The first time I heard about the concept - I was EXCITED!
Perfect for this little Black Sheep. Counter Cultural (winning!) and simple to execute (double-winning!).
The minimalist movement is about shedding the unnecessary and leading a life with only the things you reqally need.
Things being MATERIAL POSSESSIONS. 📿💍👑🛍️
💀DEATH TO CONSUMERISM.💀
I already knew stuff doesn't make you happy. Life is about EXPERIENCES. I was ready. SO READY. DESICION MADE.
So I just throw out the sh!t I don't really need right?
I'll be free of THINGS and CLUTTER. AND DISTRACTIONS.
VAST IMPROVEMENTS IN ALL AREAS OF MY LIFE!
Can I get a HELL YES!? 🤗
So I did it. Bags and Bags of clothing and books and STUFF went to the charity shop.
BAGS AND BAGS AND BAGS! 🛒🛒🛒
Bye bye CD Collection.
Novelty T-Shirts and clothes that were FUN or UNSERIOUS? OUT!
Excess (?) Makeup? TRASHED!
I did good. A little TOO good I would soon learn.
The house looked amazing.
Just fabulous, peaceful empty space.
Only the necessary. Sigh of sweet, sweet peacefulness.
ALL WAS WELL. But soon enough - I started to feel...NOT MYSELF.
I couldn't quite work it out. Nothing was WRONG. But I felt LOST.
It took me months.
🛫And it took a trip to the States for me to work it out.🛬
A very Aussie thing to do is to travel to America, have an AMAZING time and buy a sh!ttonne of clothes.
(So cheap! So much variety!)
So this was the plan - annnnd I went a little crazy!
(Who am I to argue with good, old fashioned Aussie Tradition!?)
My fiance and I joked that this was completely contrary to our Minimalism kick.
I said I KNOW - but I didn't care because I felt FABULOUS!
And there it was kids. So much of who I am, how I show up - how I be MY BEST SELF...
Is tied up in what I wear. The colour of my hair. My makeup. ALL OF IT.
I literally WEAR my SOUL. No wonder I FELT MISERALBLE.
So there you have it!
I may have failed at MINIMALISM. 💁♀️
But not completely!
I recommend it to ANYONE - the rules still aplly - just don't sacrifice WHO YOU ARE for the concept.
Take it all in and adjust it for who YOU are.
So Minimalism, you DO have my vote - just not at the expense of ME. I'm fabulous! 👩🎤
Remember - BE THE BLACK SHEEP! 🖤🐑