I used to collect movie posters, DVDs, books.
I now no longer take pride in my collections.
In fact, I now try not to keep physical books; I sell or give them away when I finish them.
I get a lot of joy in giving my things away, especially books!
I also have no interest in getting on the “buy property for investment” treadmill.
Now, I prefer to rent than buy property. The idea of being able to move around so easily makes me smile.
Also, a 1,000sqf place is now massive to me. I would prefer a 500 sq feet studio now.
I send notices to friends and family not to buy me things on my birthday and on Christmas.
Instead, I ask them to give me a hug or if they really want to spend money, buy me a cup of coffee while we have a chat at the cafe.
I am in love with plain, minimalist interiors. They give me such peace and joy.
I enjoy tidying.
I hate messes. Mum would barely recognise me now.
“Does this spark joy?” has become a mantra for me when I buy anything.
Yes, I’m a Marie Kondo devotee.
Another mantra is Refuse, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
So, I no longer throw out my organic trash but recycle them. I'm now working on being a zero trash girl.
Still, I’m a minimalist work in progress. I still have a tendency to buy things impulsively - especially when it comes to books! And I love clothes far too much to have a capsule wardrobe.
But the fact that this journey on having a simpler life will never end fills me with all kinds of happiness.
Will you join me on my journey?