Becoming a Minimalist

Welcome to the first #minimalistmonday on my blog! Today I really want to talk about what made me want to become a minimalist and what I love about minimalism.

About a year ago I was really struggling with life and who I was as a person (which sounds insane because I’m only 16). I wasn’t the person that you would be amazed by how much she changed because throughout my whole life I’ve been the same person, I’ve had the same friends, and I’ve had the same interests. 2016 was a rough year for me and I found myself changing with new friends, new interests, and a new outlook on life. It made me question who I was as a person. That’s where my friend Kenzie comes along.

Kenzie is one of my closest friends and she has so many cool interests. While on Netflix she watched a documentary called Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things. Crazy right? All it took was my friend showing me a documentary. It wasn’t immediate however. I really enjoyed the documentary but I wasn’t sure if I could do it. Thoughts of doubt crossed my mind because I knew this would not be a short process.

Many think that minimalism is basically living in a tiny house with your cat and a few books and two different outfits, but in reality, it’s not. Minimalists have such a stereotype of being people with nothing and being very introverted. In the documentary they really dug deep into the fact that minimalism isn’t about having nothing, it’s about only having what you love. Doesn’t that sound amazing?! Only having what you love?

Looking at what I have now, it really makes me happy. I might not look like the stereotypical minimalist because of how extroverted I am and the fact that I still have more than 50 things, but I love what I have and I love who I am. That is what minimalism is to me.

xoxo millicent jean

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