One thing that I’ve noticed when people start to consider a minimalist lifestyle is that they are always worried about the things they may collect. There is this prevailing thought that minimalism means you have to get rid of everything, and that everything includes those dear to you items that may be part of a hobby you enjoy or a memory keeping system you have. But that’s just not the case.
Perhaps my version of minimalism is a bit rebellious. Perhaps there are people out there who would say that I am not a minimalist for the things I am about to write in this post.
Perhaps… but it doesn’t really matter.
Minimalism isn’t meant to be a copied lifestyle because it’s a nice, new fad. Minimalism is meant to be a choice you make because it leads to a better focus on the things that really matter.