An Ending and A Beginning

minimalism

Three months have gone by quickly. They haven’t been particularly easy, but they have been informative. I’ve learned, a lot, and it’ll stick with me.

However, I have many other projects in mind, projects that will require a lot of time and energy. That time and energy has to come from somewhere, and I’ve chosen to take it from this blog. I will continue to post updates, but they will be highly irregular, just as thoughts come to me. At some point I may choose to come back and begin posting regularly again, but I don’t know what the future holds.

Project 333 has been pretty cool. I don’t feel that choosing exactly 33 pieces of clothing is necessarily the way I want to live my life, but now that I’ve made it for 3 months, I’m going to look at getting rid of excess clothing. Going forward, I’ll continue to keep my closet fairly empty, only including what I’m actually wearing.

Zero-waste is a lifestyle, though. It’s becoming a habit, and a habit that I want to encourage. I’m still working on it. Waste reduction doesn’t happen automatically. It’s a chore, a mental burden. But it’s worth it. Big change consists of a lot of small changes. I’m making small changes, but they will add up.

Finally, minimalism. I don’t know what to say about this. I’ve reduced the clutter in my life, to some extent. And I want to keep doing that. I don’t need to have everything. But I don’t know that I’m cut out for a full-blown minimalist life. Of course, all along I’ve argued that minimalism is what you make of it. I’ve found certain of its principles to be useful. And that’s enough. It doesn’t have to be more.

Minimalism is a tool. Project 333 is a tool. Zero-waste is a tool. I’ve spent the last three months learning about these tools and putting them to use. It’s been a learning experience. I hope that I’ve given people some ideas on how to use these tools. Don’t worry about what people think, don’t worry about doing it right. Just make a change, make a difference.

Thank you for following along on my journey. I wish you all the best in your own minimalist adventures.

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