When I first heard the word “minimalism” being buzzed around, I immediately had thoughts having to get rid of everything I owned with nothing in my wardrobe save for 5 pieces of clothing and not being able to justify having really nice shoes or purses.
When I finally embraced minimalism, I discovered it was more of a journey to achieve a certain sense of balance to where you feel comfortable.
Minimalism isn’t about seeing who can get rid of the most stuff, or who can live with the least amount of money and things.
I certainly couldn’t feel comfortable living with absolutely nothing.
But if you don’t feel comfortable owning so many items, then you can slowly pick and choose until you’ve pared down to where you feel satisfied and happy with what you own.
There’s no need to go crazy and start throwing everything out the window in an effort to brand yourself a minimalist.
You’re just going to end up wasting money by having to re-purchase the items you tossed, forgetting that you actually DO use those skis in the winter.
Or that you need 30 pieces of underwear because you don’t like to do laundry often but you like to change a lot (is that just me?)
It’s about achieving what feels right for you and your lifestyle.