harder work than i imagined
September 14, 2008
this evening i was talking to a friend. during the convesation, he asked how the “minimalism” was going. i replied, “i feel bad. it’s been so hectic at work the past couple weeks, i haven’t been able to do much around the house.”
something hit me as i finished the sentence – for the first i recognized fully that becoming minimalist is not an easy thing to do. it is hard work! it takes time and energy to sort possessions. it takes effort to decide what we truly value. it takes time to determine if an item is necessary to keep or can be removed. it takes time to sort, sell, recycle, or discard. it takes time to reorganize and find “homes” for every belonging.
stuff… takes your time when you own it and takes your time when you try to get rid of it. i think the best solution is to not buy it in the first place. and that’s something i wish i knew 10 years ago.