Minimalism Lies

I wasn’t ever a minimalist. I was an average kid who had small treasures in every drawer, a good size wardrobe from which I wore the same outfit day after day. Growing into a teenager I look up to my aunt who is an uncompromising person and who effortlessly trash things, I developed a habit of letting go things without a second thought. That kept me in contempt in my adolescence years. And move after move after move I could fit entire life into 2 suitcases.

Don’t get me wrong, 2 suitcases for a 24 years old moving abroad is minimal. With years and apartments I acquired more belongings. But continued thinking that I’m minimalist.

I’m not a minimalist. I told myself the lie of being a minimalist because it was trendy. I wanted everybody around me to be minimalists. The whole family. It will never happened. I need to move on and change my view on that matter.

The only person whom I can truly influence is me. I’m going to start from myself. Here we go – a minimalist approach to life.


Week 1(49): Day planning

So good that planned this challange ahead! I woke up this morning with a strong feeling to skip aka ”start next week”.

Ok. Screw the emotions and just do it. I think it’s a recipe for everything.

This week habit is “Day planning”. Everyday I set a plan for a day and follow it. It was said million times in every self-develop book/article/etc, but I never followed it for real. I did a few attempts. but never for long time. And let’s give it a try again!

Plan. Act. Repeat.

We are moving! A big project is coming!

I’m so excited! We are moving from our 118 m2 house with 2300 m2 garden to 76 m2 apartment with a balcony.

It’s a big change and big downsizing from an owner of a garden with potato land and a newly installed greenhouse to a 6 m2(I don’t even know the real size) balcony. The downsizing of the living area doesn’t make me sad, but the garden. But! It’s an opportunity! Now I have a chance to plan everything from zero.

I have some things from the garden left, but still will need to buy pots and maybe small greenhouses.

Besides pots with plants I’m planning to have a small outdoor sofa with a table. Bigs plans for a small space 😉