The Minimalist Project

In a rare moment of clarity, I realized I have gone from envying people with a lot of things to being extremely jealous of those who consciously live with less.

Right now, there is nothing more appealing to me than the idea of a well-edit closet, shoe cabinet, makeup drawer, everything. I have been spending way too much time and energy accumulating, maintaining, and organizing collections upon collections of things that to be honest add very little value to my day-to-day existence, and this has to stop.

For years this blog was almost exclusively about whatever newfangled thing I managed to unearth from the bowels of the discount bins at the mall. But now maybe it could also be about the things I have gotten rid of because they made no sense.

Don't get me wrong, the end goal is not to fit my entire life in a backpack, nor do I wish to live in an empty room with nothing but a stool. I still like owning things. But for each well-loved possession there are nine others that were purchased simply because they were there and I could afford them.

I actually started something similar earlier this year, but slowly but surely I fell back to my old ways. This time, this time, I'm going to make it work, and I'll be tracking my progress here to keep me in line.

Wish me luck.

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  1. Good luck, Ella :) Though I will miss your shopping posts!

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    1. Thanks Tara!
      Realistically speaking, I'll probably still shop, so let's just say I'll do it less often ;p

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