Another minimalist journey.
I’ve been entertaining the notion for a few years now of purging my personal possessions to no more than 100 items.
I got the idea with my first online minimalist encounter almost a decade ago.
For that long it has lingered at the back of my mind.
Lately, the plan has been taking shape. I’ve many times contemplated how I should count things that come iun pairs; socks, earplugs, and such, as this or that item presents itself. Also considering whether to count at all those things that are perpetually replenished, such as food items, hygiene products, and the like.
Many constantly arising considerations. A new one at every turn, or so it seems.
I have finally set about compiling a rudimentary list, which currently stands at the half century mark.(50 items).
Also to take into consideration is a time line for when I want to have the whole process reach culmination, which I have tentatively scheduled, finally, for Dec 31, 2018. Should humanity survive that long.
I know it seems more than reasonable to expect completion by then, but situations constantly arise.
I have been actively going through the “de-cluttering” phases, sporadically, erratically, and apparently in vain. Yet I persist. At least in my mind.
During the occasional moment of elusive cognizance, that is to say.
It seems though, that for every five items I manage to dispense with, somehow I still end up attaining two more to take their place. Sometimes through moments of thoughtlessness, casually picking up some inane, non-requisite artifact while on a mission for things more essential in nature.
(to be cont.)