Lately I had the rather curious experience of thinking back to what life was like before everything went online. There was a time when the internet was a new, exciting and almost mythical thing to me. I would unplug the cable from the home phone and plug it into the computer, waiting for that horrid…… Continue reading BEING OFFLINE IN AN ONLINE WORLD
My Nothing New Project is now drawing to an end and I’m therefore becoming a little more introspective on the year that was. This year of less consumption has really got me thinking about how I feel about ownership, and it seems my relationship with ownership is currently undergoing quite an overhaul. The more I…… Continue reading NOTHING NEW PROJECT JOURNAL #7: A FEW THOUGHTS ON OWNERSHIP
A little while ago, I started critically evaluating my relationship with time, and I think I’m now at the point where I’ve come to some conclusions. I noticed the people around me saying “I don’t have the time” or that there’s “just too much going on”, and I noticed myself saying those things too. It’s…… Continue reading MINIMALISM + TAKING CONTROL OF OUR TIME
One of the many things I love about the holidays is having extra time – not only to do things I love doing or that I’ve been wanting to do for a while, but just to contemplate things while removed from the chaos out there. These holidays have given me more space to think and more time…… Continue reading 5 THINGS LEARNING AN INSTRUMENT HAS TAUGHT ME ABOUT LIFE
On this same day one year ago I hit ‘publish’ on my first ever post on this blog. Who would have thought? I wasn’t really sure what I was doing at the time but I knew I had entered a completely new phase in my life and that I wanted a creative outlet to see…… Continue reading SIMPLE LIFE EXPERIMENT TURNS ONE!
I’ve been a little bit TED-obsessed lately and this week stumbled upon an interesting video that spoke volumes to me: The Magic of Not Giving a F*ck, presented by Sarah Knight (which seems to be a condensed version of her book on the same topic). In a nutshell, this TEDx talk is all about setting…… Continue reading THE ART OF JUST SAYING NO
Sorry for the melodramatic post title, but doesn’t it feel that way sometimes? For me it does. Not all of the time, but definitely some of the time. Minimalism is a wonderful, wonderful thing, but it has also posed a huge challenge when it comes to maintaining some kind of normality in my personal and…… Continue reading WHEN MINIMALISM FEELS LONELY