Almost every day I drive past this garage in our neighborhood.
Clearly this owner has a car that …well… simply, does not fit into the space provided for it !
I always noted it and it always made me smile…..but now – it has personal meaning to me.
I am having to move from an enormous house to a ….. well, nobody knows yet to which house specifically … but one thing is for sure – it will be SIGNIFICANTLY smaller than our current home and it will most certainly not be sufficient to house all our ….by lack of a better word… STUFF.
Hong Kong is an island. There is only so much land to provide for all the eager inhabitants. Unlike Seoul where space is not an issue and we have the luxury of sufficient dwelling space…in fact, more than sufficient – despite the contradiction in this photo.
It is totally consuming my mind at this point of our move…and I am thinking in every possible direction to deal with our belongings in an appropriate manner. Putting everything into our next home is simply not an option – unless we want to end up like the photo above.
I could off course go the Gary Chang route, but I just think I am not quite ready yet.
Have you seen this guy??? Crazy Amazing !!!!!!
Nope – just watched it again and decided….me definitely not ready yet. I do admire him though ! Instead..
I have decided to dust off the dream of becoming minimalist – an old dream that me and my husband shared – waaaaay before kids …sigh…..
But although that will mean a serene, clean next home… it still does not take care of the logistics and nightmare of getting to that point in a very short period of time.
Yes. I am officially overwhelmed but still all excited about going minimalistic, especially after I found this gem here which I believe you will find of great value too.
This is a blog by Joshua Becker and struck a cord with me when I read on the first page the quote: “‘Cause the best things in life aren’t things”. How true.
After leaving him a comment, I was impressed with his prompt response and follow-up as he generously sent me his e-book for free. If you are interested – mail me and I am sure he would be more than happy to share with you too. Or go on his site, Becoming Minimalist and browse around for yourself. There is definitely a lot of valuable advice to go around for all!
I recently also listened to Graham Hill on his TEDtalk about Life Editing – Less stuff, more happiness. It was a little painful to watch at the time… but, it gave me some food for thought and yes, we need to hear all sides of the story ! The video would not embed but the link should take you !
Later this week, I plan to write to you about another particular post on Joshua’s blog that inspired me greatly.
But for now, I have to go read my e-book… learn a few things… look at my heart..and let go !
Have you done this before? A major scaling down….
Have you ever given something away which you regretted afterwards…or have you experienced the joy and freedom of weight lifted from your shoulders once your stuff has been set off somewhere else to find a new home !
Do Tell !! I need all the encouragement I can get in this journey.
Have a happy Monday. Lots of things ahead to do this week.
Hope you have a nice week ahead.