Whit's attempt at minimalism

IMG_5609 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.

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With love and coffee,

-W