It has taken me a long time to get there. To tell you the truth, I'm not sure we ever actually GET there.
Let me word this a different way. I've come to the conclusion that I don't need more. What I actually need, is less.
I've been holding on to things that I don't use for reasons I can't understand. When I saw The Minimalists had a new documentary, I binged it immediately. Then I binged it again.
What I have learned is this "THINGS do NOT bring us happiness." I entered the holidays with a mindset of "buy experiences not things." With that, I bought my daughter orchestra seats for Hamilton. (That's another story.) These tickets will be a memory that lives with her forever. Much longer than any toy or clothing I could have purchased.
I've also been on a tear to get rid of stuff in my house. I think I've scared my family, and I'm trying not to purge any of their stuff in my fury to create white space. Here's my bedroom. This brings me joy.
I know minimalism is not just about getting rid of stuff. For me, it's about creating more space. All of the things in my house were weighing me down. I did the fastest KonMari Method ever. I'd look at it, hold it, if it didn't bring me joy, it had to go. That's it. "Does it bring me joy?" "Nope." "It's gotta go."
I'm by no means done with my purge, but I'm making progress. Is anyone else downsizing the load heading into the new year? I'm so curious to hear.
*I also need to mention 2 series that dropped on Netflix over the break.
First, The OA. I loved it. I binged it so fast it was over before I knew it. It's kind of like a grown up Stranger Things. I was definitely left wanting more. I hope Netflix brings it back for a season 2.
Second, Travelers. Let's start by saying I love Eric McCormack! Love him! This sci-fi thriller is out there for sure, but I loved every second of it. This one left me wanting more NOW too. I don't know what Netflix has planned for it, but I need season 2 yesterday.
Third, I just started The Fall. So far, so good!