For quite some time now, I have been getting more and more interested in minimalism. Do a quick search on the web, or any of your favorite social media channels, and you will easily find someone talking about it.
I’ve struggled for the majority of my life with being somewhat of a pack-rat. Collecting things, keeping stacks of things ‘just in case’, not looking at them for weeks or months at a time.
I expect trying to change that behavior is going to be one of the most difficult things I’ve done.
I doubt I’ll ever truly ‘qualify’ as a ‘minimalist’, who knows. But I do plan to make significant changes towards it. With that goal in mind I have started this new site and plan to use it to document my journey. A friend recently asked, if I am trying to minimize things, why start a new site? Great question. I see it as more of a commitment. My other main site has currently turned into more of a personal/family site. You’re welcome to keep up with me there as well (freedain.com | life as practice). I also keep a training log, which assists my commitment to exercise and weight training (strength.freedain.com).
I know this change will take time, and I’ll fail often. I also know I will learn things along the way.
Written 24-Nov-2013; still working to minimize ‘things’ in my life
Update: I’m considering ‘minimizing’ the site I started. The friend I mentioned in this post had a good point. I’m starting to think I have too many locations to post across the web, minimizing them would be a good idea, and well, I truly enjoy the platform Medium.com offers.