30 items of clothing, 8 pairs of shoes, 2 bags
A while back I mentioned that I was in the process of moving house. I have now officially moved into my new place, and today I want to talk about my motivation for this change.
When I moved into my previous place, the move was inspired by abundance. This was the first time in my life I’d had a reliable income, and the first time I felt like I could get whatever I wanted without consequence. In the process of moving and acquiring new belongings though, I got overwhelmed, and turned to minimalism.
Last year, with all the decluttering of physical objects I was doing, I started to think about how I could downsize emotionally. I started to question what I wanted to do with my life in the future. My job allows for financial stability, but does it give me joy?
With this thought I started to visualise where I wanted to be in the future. In the last few months I decided it was time to start acting towards that future. While I am not making any drastic changes at the moment, I am working towards these two scenarios:
- I want to have financial flexibility in the form of savings
- I want to have the option of leaving full time employment
With those factors in mind I have been plotting behind the scenes. Essentially the biggest part in moving forward is adapting a more frugal lifestyle.
My move has been a result of this realisation. I have downsized to a cheaper home further away from the city.
In Part 2 I will discuss the logistics of moving house as a minimalist.
I hope you enjoyed this post. Below is a video featuring a short tour of my new home. Check out my YouTube channel for new minimalist videos every week, my Instagram account for daily outfits, and my Facebook account for minimalist resources and updates. I also have a Patreon account where for a small donation you can view additional content.