I have a lot of thoughts today. Most of them surrounding the topic of minimalism. Minimalism is a"new" fad where people try living on "radically" less (sidenote: I know this isn't less for 99% of the world, but I have to start somewhere). Tiny homes, no impact eating, and capsule wardrobes just to name a few.
My opinions on the spiritual side of minimalism are a whole other blog post, so I'll save that for next week because believe me, I have a lot of thoughts and what better way to express my thoughts than pouring them into my personal writing cafe, amiright?
Most of you know that contentment and things are a struggle for me. I spent the first 3 months of 2016 on a contentment challenge where I didn't purchase anything new for a solid three months. It was equal parts annoying and eye-opening. I had a love hate relationship with the experience.
My mom jokes that I'm constantly needing to challenge myself and prove to myself that I can do hard things. Half marathon training, contentment challenges, and now capsule wardrobes. I get bored and convicted and have to do something major to refocus myself.
So here I am, committing to wearing 33 articles of clothing + shoes for the rest of the summer. I'm attempting the minimalist wardrobe because clothes distract me, my closet overwhelms me, and I have major issues with wanting more. This challenge will force me to create out of what I have, stop purchasing anything new, and stop being distracted by things. I hope to grow in creativity and contentment.
Here's some low quality pics of the clothing I chose. This is my first attempt at a minimalist adventure and there's grace to do it my way.
Google Project 333 if you're interested in learning more about capsule wardrobes! She has some awesome thoughts.
With love and coffee,