Living Minimalist 1



Living Minimalist 1

Here we are! WOT are we going to discuss here? Minimalist Living. I’m going to share with you some of my Living Minimalist practices that I do at home in subsequent posts.

But first, I want to share with you these Minimalists (people) who had profound influence with changing my perspective of how I was living my own life. We all have tragic moments in our personal lives and sometimes we just have to declutter, shed and latch on to a refreshing, jubilant, rediscovery of ourself!

It really begins with just you. At first anyway. On your own terms.

My introduction into the realm of Minimalist Living began from my reading a virtually cheap ebook (at the time) on by Francine Jay, called, Miss Minimalist: Inspiration to downsize, declutter and simplify.

This ebook literally changed my life! I wish I could say I knew Francine but I don’t, but her words changed my life in a tangible way.

About Me

Then about the same time, two guys named Joshua Fields Milburn and Ryan Nicodemus, who I dub the Minimalist evangelists emerged and really lit my fire!  Their personal stories are deeply felt. I don’t know these guys either, but I know their “stories” so well.

Films by The Minimalists

Third, is Leo Babauta’s extraordinary blog where talks about his struggles and revelation. He’s not single anymore. He’s married with children. And his wife isn’t a minimalist in the vein he is in so his minimalist life is one of compromise. Real life. How do the Babauta’s balance this?

Note: Since this blog’s entry, Leo’s life attention has become very family driven, and according to his update, he isn’t blogging fulltime.


My Story

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