What’s it like to really be a minimalist? Is it worth it?
Tonight, my husband and I watched a documentary on Netflix called Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things.
We briefly talked about it during and after the film and how we both understand how simplicity could mean more happiness. I know we both long for that and we both long for the same thing – to retreat to fishing quietly in our future home.
I’m literally in the height of my career and feel very accomplished, yet I feel like my closest relationships are still distant. I long for more time to have intimate conversations, more energy for sex and more meditation time. And I long for the sound of the water lapping on the boat, the birds in the distance and the sounds of frogs and insects chirping away the evening. I hear them in my mind all the time.
I wonder what it would be like if we weren’t afraid to do it now. What would it look like? What would it look like if it were easy? What would it look like if we had less? I wish I had more answers. In time, I suppose we’ll figure it out.
All this minimizing talk makes me want to purge some. Maybe that’s the first step….. Until then, catch me here talking about our journey out of the rat race.