Hello loves and welcome back to the blog!
Today is all about mistakes that I’ve made on this journey and the regrets I am still going through.
Minimalism is so hot right now, clearing your mind and your space, and practicing to be a better person. We get caught up in it all and somewhere along the way we end up with either no stuff or right back where we started.
So to start, I really feel like I rushed into this. I did not think about it long enough to really make sure this is the lifestyle I wanted. I mean don’t get me wrong, having the space is amazing but I miss some of my stuff and I wonder why I even donated it.
I had a dream the other day about an outfit I wanted to put together and that last piece of the puzzle was this beautiful, small, bright red,(faux) leather, circle purse with gold prongs and it had a strap for you to carry it or it came with an adjustable strap so you can hang it over your shoulder. Now, this purse wasn’t a million dollars, I’m pretty sure I got it at TJMAX. BUT, it was a favorite of mine for a long time.
Now when I woke up from the dream I realized I had given it away. Wondering why I remembered that the zipper was really tricky and kept getting caught on the pocket on the inside of the purse.
Thats why I got rid of it.
The totally NEGATES the minimalist lifestyle. Instead, I should have gotten it fixed or just lived with it because the bag was so dang cute! Now I’m contemplating buying another, small, red, circular purse. Which again is the complete opposite effect I wanted from this.
Another thing was thinking that doing this would change my life drastically. My life changed, yes, my laundry loads are a lot smaller, I have a lot more space and I wear actually everything in my closet. But I did not become this amazing, I am cured of all my problems, I eat sunshine for breakfast kind of person.
I’m still me, just with a lot less stuff.
Which I think is a big thing with minimalism. People believe that when throwing away all the stuff that you with dont use or barely use it creates a new person out of you. The truth is and always will be you are not that stuff and throwing it away will not change who you are.
only with real shadow work you can achieve that, but thats a different post.
Well, I guess that says it all. Having too big expectations and not really thinking about my stuff before I donated it. I hope whoever has my red bag is rocking it so hard right now and they feel as chic as ever.
How is your minimalistic journey going so far? Any regrets or mistakes you wish you could take back?
Also before I forget! I’m selling some jewelry, painted vases, purses, clothes on my Depop! Pretty cheap too, if you ask me.
As always thanks for reading and I’ll see you guys next Sunday!