And now for something completely different (pardon the Monty Python Cliche)… I thought I’d give the rant about my adolescent angst a rest for today, and post something practical, found on my travels across the blogosphere.

Ana Carolina is a new blogger with a desire to inspire us to embrace minimalism and chuck out our junk.

Bravo, Ana Carolina, for giving us the Blys.

The Blys

After a brief, but lovely, conversation with a commenter on my last post I have decided to share the first steps in my process of ridding myself from unwanted/unused things.


Part A: Coming to terms with reality.

Quite often whenever I read about minimalism it’s like people just had a break through. That “A-Ha!” moment and all of their problems were solved. For me, that wasn’t the case. It was a steady progress of learning about my belongings, different approaches to organization, and a deep assessment of my values.

I’m not saying that it’s going to be easy. Trust me — I know that this is difficult. Nobody said that it would be easy. Facing yourself and your choices can truly be eye opening, but at the same time it can take a toll on your emotions. I can’t count the number of times that I’ve had…

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5 thoughts on “Help

  1. It’s all “stuff” … right? Different people have different approaches to stuff.

    I am often reminded of this …
    “For want of a nail, the shoe was lost.
    For want of a shoe, the horse was lost.
    For want of a horse, the rider was lost.
    For want of a rider, the battle was lost.
    For want of a battle, the kingdom was lost,
    And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.”

    So I hang on to stuff, just in case I threw out that nail? However writing that, I’m being hard on myself for I do whittle the stuff away. Always think of that, when i do. Cheers Jamie


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