The minimalism bandwagon.
One of the things that intrigues me about the whole minimalism movement is the fact that it has its basis in intentional living. You know, the idea that you live conscientiously and intentionally, making every single thing count.
Truth be told, I’m one of those people goes about life in a perpetual state of haziness. At times I do feel like a bit of a floozy, but at other times I feel sharp and alert. I have been wondering why it is that I face this issue and I’ve probably got to dig a lot deeper in order to find out why it is that I am the way that I am. Suffice to say that the more time passes, the more I realise that I have got to seize every single moment and be more purposeful in my life.
You’d think that as a missionary right now, my life is full of purpose. Yes it is. I have a great job – I get to talk to people about Jesus which has the potential to change their lives. And I get to guide and teach them not just spiritual truths but also practical things. So yes, it is very rewarding on the whole and brings me great joy and fulfilment.
But it’s in the little things that I find I lack focus and intent. On a day to day basis. For example, how I spend my free time, how I plan my day, how I view material things and so on. So in a bid to change my lifestyle, I delved deep into the black hole that is internet research and read articles and watched videos on simple, intentional and minimalist living.
I like it.
I tried hopping on this train once before, but soon, stuff begins to accrue once again. Sometimes I think I am too ill-disciplined to be a minimalist, but I intend to change that and will be documenting my journey here.
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