So Melly-the-Rocker-Chick and I are both reading: Simple Living - 30 days to less stuff and more life and have decided to do the 30 days beginning October 1st. (Today)
The idea of the book is that often our lives wind up being driven by others expectations...the "shoulds"--including what we own.
The author, Lorilee Lippincott, outlines a process of really thinking about the things we own, what we want our lives to be and the way we spend our time. The goal is something simpler than what most Americans live at the moment, and the advice is uber practical.
When I told Allyson-in-Triplicate at lunch the other day about what we were doing, she wanted in too. Once there are three of you, it is sort of a club, so we totally needed a name (and potentially a theme song). Melly suggested MINIMALISTAS--which of course was perfect.
So, if you would like to be a Minimalista, simply purchase the e-book, follow along, and share your experiences in the comments section below.
Your first assignment is to dream, and the book asks some insightful questions. After all, just getting rid of stuff isn't the point to simplifying. You simplify to make space for the things you enjoy. It's a good idea to spend some time thinking about what that is.