You landed that awesome new job with the corner office (good for you, girl!). You start thinking about all the ways you can spend your first paycheck. You’ll need a whole new wardrobe for this next step in your career. Plus, some new shoes, a new bag, and a mani/pedi because you deserve it! And you’ve been meaning to replace that couch since it’s gotten a little lumpy. Then you look around your already cramped apartment to see all the boxes stuffed with things you bought last time you got a promotion, some still brand new with tags!
We’ve all been there. When you succeed, it’s a reason to celebrate! After all, isn’t the point of working hard to indulge in the spoils? As a minimalist, my answer to that is a big, fat NO. The word minimalism seems to be floating around a lot lately. What even is minimalism? Do those people really give up all their stuff and live in a white-washed box with no pictures on the walls? If this is what you picture when you hear minimalism then I’ve got news for you. It’s not what you think! Minimalism is like a create-your-own-adventure, with you in the driver’s seat!