I am writing this while cleaning out my room on my break from college. As I was cleaning out my room I had about 2 bags worth of clothes to donate, another 2 almost 3 bags of random items to donate, and a bag of trash. I promise you I am not a hoarder, or is that something a hoarder would say? Anyways, I never really understood why minimalism had became so popular. All I saw was that people were just throwing or giving away the things they had worked so hard for.
I was and am an avid reader and so for some reason I have felt the need to keep all of the books I have ever bought and read. I wish you all could have seen me, I was sitting amongst book piles 20 high scatter all around my room. It was in this moment that I decided I was going to get rid of half or more if I felt I was able to.
It felt pretty fricking good to get rid of stuff I have held onto for so long. I am probably no where close to a lot of people who claim to be minimalist which is why I don’t claim to be. I am just here to say I have seen why minimalism has been so popular.
Not only was it a weight lifted off my shoulders but it was a weight lifted off my house. My mom always jokes how out house creaks because we have so much stuff and it breathes a sigh of relief every time we get rid of more stuff. Turns out she might be right.
By getting rid of old stuff and stuff I felt I no longer needed, it made it easier to breathe for some reason. There was just less to think about because there was less to worry about. It also made cleaning a lot easier.
Hopefully this wasn’t completely random and scatter brained.
Also! I decided that I am going to challenge myself to post everyday for the next 2 weeks! I hope you all are excited?!
Have a great day!