So I wrote this book...

So I wrote this book...
If you've ever felt a gap between what you believe and what you experienced, this book is for you. It is available via Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats.

What minimalism means to me...

Minimalism looks differently to each of the people who embrace it.  For some, it means only owning a set number of possessions. For others it means scaling back their lifestyle to free up time for the things they love.  This is what minimalism means to me:
  • a garage I can park in.
  • wearing practically every single thing in my closet every two weeks.
  • empty drawers and cabinets with breathing room.
  • being able to appreciate things in a store without having to buy them. 
  • preferring a curated collection of memory items that is enjoyable instead of boxes that overwhelm. 
  • a schedule with margin.
  • awareness of the "energy cost" of owning physical things.
  • a change in my expectations of what I need.
Minimalism has been a gift to me. What started as a simple exploration to blog about has changed my perspective in ways I didn't realize needed to be changed. 

If you are new to the minimalism idea there are five writers who have inspired me: Courtney Carver, Leo Babauta, Lorilee Lippincott,  Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus.  With regard to the last two, I just finished their book, Everything That Remains: A Memoir by The Minimalists which details their journey on this path. It is a really engaging book—definitely an inspiring story about choosing your life. (Note, this is not a "how to" on minimalism.  For that, click on Lorilee Lippincott.) Millburn is a vivid storyteller and it was fun to read Nicodemus' interjections in the appendix.

If you are just exploring minimalism or have been on the path for awhile, I would love to read your story in the comments. 
© Random Cathy
Maira Gall