Embedded below you should (hopefully!) see the Picasa Web Album I processed and uploaded this morning. Though I didn’t think to take “before” photos this is where my journey towards a minimalist lifestyle officially starts.
What the heck does that mean? Well, in a nutshell, I’ve started reflecting long and hard about the excessive consumerism literally thrust upon us (especially here in the Western world). For quite some time now, I’ve wanted to get free of possessions; free from the need of “things”. Unfortunately, those yearnings tend to last right up until I get my next TigerDirect.com email offer (or snail mailed catalog). Or until I’m bombarded by any of the hundreds of advertising and marketing messages attempting to pry their way into my cortex every waking moment of every day.
Do you feel this as well? If so, there is something you can do about it. Let it all go. I’ve recently subscribed to Leo’s mnmlst site, and even his latest post about Letting Go of Fake Needs is a great example of just how brain washed we (unfortunately) might find ourselves.
So, behold my newly minimized bedroom. I’ve actually already made some more reductions and am feeling just fine (thank you very much, Mom!) And why am I doing all this? Now? Because I need freedom. For me that means being able to get up and go without the price tag of worry about “all my stuff” (normally I’d use another word starting with “S” 😉 )
And I desperately desire to learn and grow and expand my opportunities with this site. In order to do this I have some major game plans in the works. If you’re new here and you’re interested in lightening the burden society forces you to shoulder every day of your life, stick around. There is more to come. Much, much more.
Here’s a very short video with narration up at my YouTube page. Enjoy!