It’s been one of those weeks, or months, really, that made me think about the way we live.
There are many things that are important to us, but nothing is more important to us than our family’s happiness.
One thing that I have been thinking about a lot recently is how much stuff we own, and worse yet, how much stuff we buy. I have been talking to my best friend Rosaleen about this. Rosaleen is a fantastic person and has inspired me to embrace minimalism. Over the next few weeks, months and probably years I will be trying to rid our home of as many unnecessary things as possible, hopefully donating most of them to charity.
I was surprised just how many broken things I had stored with the intention of fixing them later, or things I had put away just in case and completely forgotten about.
We started this journey a little while ago already, but not with the goal of minimalism in mind, and we definitely have a long way to go still.
I can feel the positive impact minimalism is having on our life already, opening a drawer to find it almost empty with just exactly what we need is a fantastic feeling,
and the time we save by not dealing with all these things we spend reading together.
One thing I will not be able to declutter and minimise, though, are the children’s books.
I know we have a whole lot of them, but the truth is that I strongly believe that you can never have too many books.
It will be an interesting journey , finding out just exactly what to keep and what to give away, and I would be honoured to share a part of this journey in this little space here.
If you are on a similar journey towards living with less I would love to hear from you, and any advice is always appreciated.
Have a beautiful day!