This topic struck my mind the other day. It isn’t something I’ve ever come across or heard of to be connected, so I thought sharing these thoughts would be interesting.
Minimalism and romance?
It came to me when I was minimizing my possessions even more. As I did so, I dreamed of going back and moving to “Emerald city” one day and how easy my move would be because I only had a few possessions of my own to haul. Owning little gives me the freedom to choose if I want to move somewhere new across the country or thousands of miles away if I desired so. I thought, “How nice would it be to pack everything I own in my coupe and drive off to my new home?”
Minimizing ignites that dream I have to one day soon start a new life in a place I love. Every item I discard, recycle, donate, or sell fills me with excitement and a sense of romanticism of traveling and seeing more of the world by owning less. One bucket list goal I plan to do is backpacking through a few countries in Europe. Building habits now that require me to downsize and practice minimalism on a daily basis will help make the packing process easier and lighter. The idea is to make it feel natural so that I feel comfortable walking from place to place and having only the essentials in my backpack.
I would love to hear if any of you are downsizing to be able to travel, or even just move more freely. What are your thoughts on romance connected to minimalism?