I learned of the Minimalism Game from The Minimalists podcast, intending to do it in December. The goal was too lofty to reach, for managing the holiday was an accomplishment. I also made the holiday too ambitious, even though I didn’t think it ambitious at all. My limits get lower and lower, leaving less room for ambitions. Plans can become cluttered too.
Well, as if reading my mind, The Minimalist Facebook page posted a suggestion to start the game for January. That was a much better idea than my pie-in-the-sky notion of doing it in December, especially since there were no holidays and no guests and no giant meals to prepare all by myself.
It started with a pumice stone on January 1st. Go me!
- A piece from a makeup palette I intended to fix by haven’t. And won’t.
- Old underwear I was saving just in case. In case of what? <shaking my head>
I will post what I jettisoned from my life each day and do quotes that stand out to me in the books I’m reading. If nothing else, I’ll get this blog rolling with meaninglessness and the clutter I no longer have.
From my readings:
Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach
Live your questions.
–Rainer Maria Rilke
Zen In The Art Of Writing by Ray Bradbury
You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.