Um. No. I’m not organizing a march.
That’s not what this blog is about. I’m a wordsmith, and I simply like alliteration.
My original thoughts on the subject of minimalism came in February. I enjoy writing and wanted to write about something specific. There are probably enough blogs out there that begin with “today I did ___.”
So I was thinking on blog ideas and came across The Minimalists’ blog by Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus. I instantly related to them after reading a few posts. I, too, wanted to live with less than 100 items in my possession. Totally kidding! That’s not what minimalism is about, but it can be if you want it to be.
Joshua and Ryan say that “[m]inimalism has helped” them to
- Eliminate our discontent
- Reclaim our time
- Live in the moment
- Pursue our passions
- Discover our missions
- Experience real freedom
- Create more, consume less
- Focus on our health
- Grow as individuals
- Contribute beyond ourselves
- Rid ourselves of excess stuff
- Discover purpose in our lives
They continue by saying “[m]inimalists search for happiness not through things, but through life itself” (www.theminimalists.com). I think that sounds pretty good.
Reading more about their journey to minimalism, they outline a 21-day journey. Why 21 days? Because it takes 21 days to form a habit. Seeing that it was the middle February at the time, I thought March would be a great day to start.
The Minimalist March was born.