I am a perfect minimalist.
I consume very little.
I appreciate each and every item I own.
I don’t shop any more.
I count my possessions to ensure they don’t exceed a number I have in my head.
I apply my minimalist principles 24/7 in all aspects of my life.
I only ever …..
Oh sorry, I seem to have drifted off there for a minute and ended up in some kind of fantasy land 😉
So, I spent some time with a friend this weekend. We had a wonderful time together. We had lunch, we chatted, we laughed, we caught up on those tiny details in a way that’s only possible when you have unlimited time. And then we shopped. I bought some pretty things.
Did I need them? Nope!
Did I review my wardrobe for gaps in advance? Nope!
Did I research them first? Nope!
I bought them – just because.
And then an attack of the guilts set in when I realised that – shocker – I am not perfect – I am a flawed minimalist, flawlessly so! Sometimes I buy things when I know better.
Now, I will make sure I use and enjoy the things I bought, more so because none of them were essential items.
But – full disclosure – one of my first guilty thoughts was – no-one must know about this! Because I’m supposed to be – you know – a minimalist!
Then realism and common sense took over.
My blog’s tagline is ‘Journey to Simplicity’ for a reason. I’m not perfect – this is an evolutionary process and for every step forward I take, I often take one backwards. But at least I keep trying. And as Martin Luther King said:
‘If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.’
I thought it might be helpful to share this little story on the blog. Sometimes I read other blogs and think those people have it all sorted. Maybe they do but maybe they don’t. And for those who don’t, you are not alone!!
Have a great week 😊