What does it mean to be minimalist? Do I only have to blog three days a week and sell you an e-book?
Not quite, but it seems that way sometimes.
I’m trying to figure out what I want out of a minimalist lifestyle, while staying realistic.
I knew starting out that I wouldn’t just give away all of my things. I now understand the sentimental attachments to possessions, and I have donated or sold a lot of things.
I still have a long way to go before I would call my myself a minimalist, but is that even something I want? Do we clear out junk just to put another label on ourselves?
I don’t care for labels, but I guess it is unavoidable sometimes. You have to be identified somehow, and people have to have a lighthouse to look for when trying to find like-minded others.
I’m seeking out practical minimalism, and when I reach a point where I’m totally satisfied with the things I don’t have, that will just be the way I live.
I won’t have to say “oh, I’m a minimalist”. I’ll just be a person without a label.
* I do realize that I have to label this post as minimalism. Please give me a break.