Every Monday I post Real Life Minimalists, a profile of one of my readers in their own words. If you’d like to participate, click here for details.
Today, Robbie Leonard tells us how minimalism helped him embrace his true calling as a writer. Please visit his blog to learn more.
Hi, I’m Robbie Leonard from Carpinteria, California currently living in the San Fernando Valley. I’m a writer determined to bring wisdom to the masses. The spirit of minimalism grasped a hold of my life a few years ago; I had an epiphany.
I started to write a book about my life experiences in high school but I strongly believed that a high-paying career pursuit was a higher priority, ignoring my calling as a writer. The desire to acquire possessions masked my search for total happiness, filling my mind with a sense of emptiness, my life’s focus becoming a blur.
My search for a simplified life landed me on the interesting term, minimalism. Further exploration brought my sights upon a gem on the Web, The Miss Minimalist Blog, inspiring the greatness within, awakening my soul to embrace my passion. The philosophy of minimalism taught me to let go, appreciate what I already have, and accept that I am a writer to the depths of my soul. The mindset filters out the chaos of the distraction-laden world, allowing me to erupt a deep-rooted passion within my heart and soul, inspiring the world through the eyes of an underdog. The sense of freedom and intense clarity to my life’s direction engulfed my soul with an inner peace.
A nuclear dosage of minimalism combined with my weakened muscles stripped me down with trials and tribulations to leave me with a mission:
To bleed on the page so the world can appreciate life’s blessings disguised as struggle and challenges, discovering creative solutions to overcome these roadblocks to teach the world valuable life lessons.
I wish you all determined souls a blessed, peaceful journey through the jungle of life!
It would be an honor if you join me on my journey of discovery at my blog Determinedsol (http://robbieleonard.com).