My Minimalist Journey

by gigigriffis

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” – William Morris

Earlier this week, I was featured over at the Miss Minimalist blog, talking about my journey to a simpler life.

I’ve been featured over there before:

First, talking about the start of my minimalist journey : how I pared down my things to just 8 boxes and one hiking backpack and then hit the road with the dog.

Then explaining how, after four months on the road, I returned and turned eight boxes into just one box and one bag left behind in friends’ basements and closets.

And finally, this week I’m telling the next piece of my minimalist story. About how after I pared down my possessions, it was time to declutter my mind and life as well.

I think it’s an important story, which is why instead of a full blog post today, I’m giving you those three links. Perspectives written just after I left to travel the world, after one wonderful summer on the road, and after over a year on the road.

Yet another example of how real change is a process. A wonderful, worthwhile, one-step-at-a-time process.

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Oh, yeah. And if you’re on your own minimalist journey (or if you’re simply in the process of de-cluttering your home, selling some things, and creating a little more space and freedom), the lovely, world-traveling Warren and Betsy at Married With Luggage have a new course called the Declutter Clinic. I like it not only for its mission (to help you make space in your life for the things you love, reduce your stress, and earn a little pocket money by selling your things), but also for its sense of humor and fun (the first email in the course is the world’s funniest Craigslist seller ad).

You can learn more here.

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