04 February 2017

Minimalist In The Making

My idea of happiness is simple and sweet. I got to be with the people I love and enjoy what life is offering.



I don’t need to be rich to be happy. I just a decent place for my family, food on our table, savings for the future and rainy days. If there’s one thing I want to do that is to travel with my family and see the world. I already have the key ingredients for my happiness which is my husband and my daughter. The other ingredients are basically on the table too. I just need to mix and match to find the right taste.

My husband and I are talking of becoming minimalists. Here’s my thought about this.

Nowadays, we are trapped in a world where advertisements lead us what to do with our lives. We are influenced by what we see and what other’s have. “Oh the new iphone is out. I should get one soon.” Newsflash, your monthly due is not getting less and you’re thinking of updating your phone? For what, just to be cool? How about be realistic.

This is what’s happening, we tend to buy what we do not need. But because it is hip, trending, you still do not have it, or for other reasons to justify your willingness to buy without thinking. I admit, that was me a year ago. When you open my closet before clothes were overflowing. It was hard for me to choose what to wear because I was overwhelmed with the choices. One day, I let go of the other clothes especially those that were old. And it feels so good.

The results of keeping what I do not need or not using at all, resulted in growing amount of clutter and duplicate things that are not necessary.

Those material things have clouded my vision of what matters most. It prevented me to live a life worry-free. I literally ditched my peace of mind by acquiring stuffs that gave me fake happiness. Realizing this is not the hard part. Eliminating things you are used to have is the difficult one.

During the early months, giving up this and that doesn’t make sense to me. Up to the point of accepting that I am truly happy with few clothes, shoes, bags etc. I started to focus on what matters most, the people I love. A simple weekend with my darlings can make soar up high with joy. Homecooked foods are far better than dining out. I can even call musicians friend and other friends to come over to our place to enjoy a sumptuous dinner rather than a meet-up at expensive bar and restaurant.

Now, the question is am I ready to be a minimalist? Hell yeah. I am one in the making.

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