There have been lots and lots of developments or rather just say changes in my life. The biggest one- my sister moved to the USA; big move! That has been a little hard for me to accept as it has always been me leaving home for work and travel; but not the one who would be left at home. On the work front, we have finally started with an in-class TEFL training program. How I missed a classroom!
My journey with minimalism has been a really eye opening one till now. With each day I am learning something new about not wanting to want more and owning everything with a purpose. My definition of minimalism is definitely personal.
After a lot of thought, this is the list of my no-buy items that seemed like big sacrifices at first but it has been an awesome step:
I am always running after the crisp smell and tactile feel of flipping through the pages and read. They will always give me that perfect break from the reality; and learn so much to cope with the reality. And by reality I mean “society”.
I was absolutely against the whole idea of e-books and replace my routine with Kindle. The more I researched, now what I understand, living in a shitty world economy, long term investments are always a sensible thing. As per me, of course. The e-book prices are low, at times even free and the options are endless. So with that thought, I have stopped buying books, and saving up for the digital experience.
DU-DOOP! We are all familiar with the excitement that this sound brings with it. And then there are a bunch of other movie streaming platforms. In the beginning of this year, I had really intended to subscribe to Prime and Voot for their amazing movies that I often borrow and watch (passwords I mean). Well, the more I waited to think over the decision, the more it did not make any financial sense. There will always be something that we would miss and in the long run it will not really matter. So as of now and always, hopefully, NETFLIX!
Just look at it! Isn’t it gorgeous? Pepperoni paradise! I mean we all have our favorite midnight cravings, munchies, snacks, etc. Sometimes a large pizza with extra cheese, fried chicken, buffalo wings, dumplings, samosa, momos, ice cream and the list is endless. These are as addictive as “edibles”! The beauty of these food items are the sugar and spice and everything not nice mixed to perfection. The worst part is you forget how to stop these cravings. And it also costs a lot.
It will be a lie if I say that I have not really digged into a bowl of Ramen last week (actually Tuesday but its Sunday night already so technically its last week!). But the month of March has been a revolutionary one where I literally made it a point to get back home right after work and eat dinner instead of listening to my cravings….aaaaahh!
Slow and steady!!
This one I have become quite confident about and I have literally surprised myself when I went out to do some last minute shopping for my sister, I did not buy anything for myself! Now that was a real achievement for me!
The closet cleanse blog acted like an affirmation. https://cupcakesandmiracles.com/2021/03/07/closet-cleanse/
So yeah, this is the update on getting on with the minimalist way of life.