I love you and you know it.
But now is the time for me to leave you. I do not know for how long. For very long, I hope, though.
In fact, by the time you read this, I will already be aboard my one-way-flight to another country far away to make it my new base. I will update the blog as soon as I arrive on location and let you know where is that.
(Until then, can you guess where I am headed?)
See you there!
For most people, one of the most difficult obstacles to getting rid of possessions is the feeling of security they attach to possessions.
Having possessions, for many, gives them a sense of security.
This is just one of many emotional attachments that people have to possessions, but security issues are the biggest for many, and until you address this, you’ll probably always have an issue with possessions.
Let go of the need for possessions by realizing you don’t need them for security.
Why do we keep things even if we don’t need or use them? Because we’re afraid we might. Afraid of what could happen if we get rid of those things.
Minimalism isn’t about being cool or hip (though some might think so). It’s about re-examining our lives. It’s bucking against the trend of overconsumption, of consumption as the fundamental act of our lives. It’s a critique of the status quo of owning too much, of mindless buying of gadgets and big cars and clothes and other luxury items.
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It will be a tad more personal, and will track some important points of my life besides fashion, so there will be lots to see there, especially with the changes coming up now. But more about that later.
- Is this my style?
- Does it fit?
- What's it made of?
- Does the quality and design justify the price?
- Do I look good in it?
- Do I "need" it?
- Do I see myself wear it often?
- Does it match the rest of my closet?
- Is it comfortable?
- Can I afford it right now?
"There have been more than 450 aftershocks since the magnitude-9 temblor left hundreds of thousands stranded and without power, with disruptions to food and water supplies. [...]
The official death toll at 2 p.m. Tokyo time today was 5,321 people, with 9,329 missing and 2,383 injured [...]. The tsunami and fears of a meltdown at the plant forced 451,059 people from their homes, and 385,549 were evacuated [...]."
In times of need, let's help each other out. Japan would do the same for us. I am not telling anyone what to do. But please, consider donating to Redcross.
With the aftermaths still not under full control, it's hard for me to find the right words.
Dear friends, Japan may be a rich and highly developed country, so you may not realize that the need to donate and help out financially is just as high as it was with Haiti, Chile and so on. Please be aware that every cent donated to a charity program that you trust will help the thousands of people that have lost their homes to start a new life.