Emotional Minimalism

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Photo by Jorunn Lorenzen

I have downsized, packed, flown 2,800 kilometres and now, after a good six weeks of living out of a suitcase, I have unpacked in a place I can call home.

I faced my fears and the things that had scared me. It scared me to think I would be so far away from my family and all that I had known. It scared me to remove those safety nets. It scared me to isolate myself until I made new friends. And, when I landed in the midst of this new environment the night of my arrival, I had a good old cry.

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A Minimalist?

river (36aAMINIMALIST of 48)Photo by Jorunn Lorenzen

While continually downsizing my collection of items, I realized I was following a trend known as minimalism.

I have come across this hot topic of keeping life simple numerous times in the last few months. It is about getting rid of physical items to make room and time for more meaningful ventures, things like spending more time with family and friends and making dreams happen.

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