Real Life Minimalists: Vivi

Today, I’m happy to introduce you to Vivi from Indonesia. A stay-at-home mom to two young children, she tells us the steps she’s taking towards living a more minimalist, intentional life. Vivi writes:

First, let me wish everyone A Happy New Year… And a good luck for everyone this year. During December till today (3 Jan 2017), I have done some decluttering, including 1 of my 4 shoes. My final goal is to be more intentional in life ahead. Decluttering, streamlining & minimalist lifestyle are in the same thread, and I think they’re one of the greatest, cheapest, and easiest way to achieve an intentional life…

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Real Life Minimalists: Dee

This week, we have a lovely contribution from Dee, who tells us about her sweet family and simple life in small town Minnesota. What an inspiration! Dee writes:

Growing up I learned more and bigger is obviously better. If you like a top for example, you must buy every color. If it’s on sale there is even more compulsion to buy. And if it’s from a thrift store every item should be considered. All this in a subconscious attempt to feel good, more complete and safe…

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Real Life Minimalists: CJ

Today, CJ from the Philippines tells us how she’s embracing minimalism as she graduates college. What a wonderful way to embark on life as a young adult! CJ writes:

Before hitting the second decade of my existence, I am delighted to discover the freeing and inspiring world of minimalism. Countless significant matters prevailed as soon as I stepped into a new entrance towards the path where my heart belongs…

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Real Life Minimalists: Amnesty

This week, I’m pleased to feature Amnesty, who tells us how she and her husband radically downsized to a hotel room. (Having lived in hotels for extended periods myself, I totally relate to the freedom this affords!). Check out more of her writing (and her workshops) on her blog. Amnesty writes:

I have always had the desire for mobility and travel. I feel that human beings have basic primal needs that can’t be met by fighting traffic, sitting in a cubicle, performing meaningless tasks and buying more stuff. So, I knew there had to be another way…

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Real Life Minimalists: Annie

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.

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Real Life Minimalists: Fawn

I’m always delighted to receive an update from Fawn, who was featured in September 2010 and January 2014. Over twenty years as a minimalist, and such an inspiration! Fawn writes:

My name is Fawn and I have been a minimalist for over twenty years. There are few life circumstances that are not improved by the practice of minimalism! As a single mother, raising my four children was far less challenging by the clear focus on what we needed to spend our money on…

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Real Life Minimalists: Jane

Today, Jane from Australia shares her minimalist journey with us, as she embraces life as a new mom. Jane writes:

Hello everybody! My name is Jane, from Sydney, Australia and I consider myself a minimalist-in-training. I grew up in what appeared to look like a display home. My mother threw everything out, including things that meant a lot to me…

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Real Life Minimalists Update: Minimal Rose

This week, I’m so happy to bring you this update from Minimal Rose, who was originally featured three years ago. I think it’s a wonderful example of the happiness that the pursuit of simplicity can bring. Minimalist Rose writes:

Here I am, living in an exquisite and historic Pacific Northwest coastal town. While I’m not quite living in the ocean front cottage I had envisioned, I’m very content…

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Real Life Minimalists: Dan

Today, Dan tells us how he practices minimalism not just with regards to possessions, but in his daily life and work routines. Dan writes:

So I’ve been a minimalist my entire life, I just wasn’t aware that minimalism was a “thing” until a couple of years back. I had always strived to remove clutter, both of items and in my writing, work and personal life…

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Real Life Minimalists: Tamara

This week, I’m pleased to feature Tamara. She tells us how her goal to pay off her house inspired her to simplify her life in so many ways. Tamara writes:

Hello, my name is Tamara and I started my “minimalist” movement 6 years ago with the idea to pay off my house before age 60. I started with reducing my expenses…

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