I once lived a very unfulfilling life.
The kind of life where I worked at a job I didn't love,
to buy things I didn't need,
to impress people who I shouldn't have even tried to impress,
which led to insecurity,
which lead to more spending,
which in turn led to more hours at work to keep buying the things I didn't need,
to impress people who weren't worth it.
You can see how vicious that cycle can be, to me or to anyone for that matter, wondering and worrying if people like you,
and lets be honest with ourselves and come to terms that the mind set I just described above, is not confidence. But being in love with who are, and the life you have, putting greater value on what you believe, your opinions, your dreams, your aspirations, what you're creating, that's confidence, although sometimes the culture of today sees it differently.
The bottom line is, I lived a really unhealthy lifestyle, it was crippling, and in order to break free of those habits, to really find myself again, it took a deep spiritual awakening, a rebirth of who I was. I had to sit myself down and do some deep soul searching, as cliché or unoriginal as that sounds. I left Utah, and flew back home and began to simplify my life, and that's where I fell in love with minimalism.
MINIMALISM ISN'T A NUMBERS GAME,
IT'S ABOUT ONLY HAVING THOSE THINGS IN YOUR LIFE
THAT ARE MEANINGFUL, PRACTICAL, AND GIVE YOU JOY.
I definitely have a capsule wardrobe mentality, but I'm not going to sit here and tell you, that you only need 32 pieces in your closet. Minimalism is personal. For me I stick with a very organic approach when it comes to my clothing; no graphics, no bright colors, no giant logos, no leather, no busy prints, and it works for me. But, if you love prints and neons then by all means, wear them!
On Monday's I'll be featuring a little column all about minimalism, where we'll be diving into topics like smart style, sustainability, simplifying, shopping with purpose, creating capsules, and how to pin point your signature look.
Are you ready for a more simpler life?