There are quite a variety of reasons people choose minimalism, and different methods they take to get there. I think it’s very helpful to hear personal stories, so I’ve gathered a few here that I found on YouTube. (There are many more to be found, especially if you want to watch longer videos, and even more stories just in writing on blogs.)
I love, love, love Carrie LeighAnna’s take on minimalism and her reference to Freedom of Simplicity: Finding Harmony in a Complex World – definitely putting it on my reading list!
Then she updates a few weeks later with details of what she’s done so far.
Interior designer, Baiyina Hugley, shares her biggest hang-up with minimalism – bargain shopping – and how she has been able to deal with it.
Timothy Ward observed a lot of consumerism, especially tied to the holiday season that turned him off and led him to shape his life differently.
Kathy Roberts’ journey involved realizing how much of her identity was tied up in stuff, and how freeing it was to change that.
Can you relate to any of these stories?
Want to explore more of what it means to be minimalist and the resulting space and freedom it creates in your life? Let’s take simple living from something you wish for to something you actually do!