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100 THINGS - IN SEARCH OF A SIMPLER LIFE!

100 THINGS - IN SEARCH OF A SIMPLER LIFE!

Last year I completed Project365. This year I'm attempting a new and very different type of project.

Very simply, I am trying to reduce the number of personal possessions I own to 100. This includes, clothes, technology, accessories, musical instruments and pretty much everything that I call my own.

There are items that I don't call my own as I'm not a hermit and have to exist in this world with a partner and kids. So, the car, for example, falls into the communal category. The house, our bed, cutlery etc also fall into this category.

There are a number of reasons for undertaking this project.

1. Simplicity
2. Considered consumption
3. A more meaningful existence

I will write more about these as the years progresses. For now, as we hit the end of January, I still own in the region of 1,000 persoanl possessions. Given that I have gotten rid rid of over 1,000 items in the last year - mostly books and CD, there is a long way to go.

 

Why 100 things? No reason other than I believe that's plenty and I need a target. I may or may not reach it. I may even surpass it but that's not the point really. I don't regard myself as a minimalist. I'm simply trying to be be more discerning and to create value to the things I own. Essentially, if what I own doesn't enhance my life, I don't want to own it. Naturally, the idea of enhancement is subjective but I know what that means to me and hopefully I'll be able to verbalize my thoughts to you over the course of 2018.

Onward and upward or should that be downward?

Fran

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Fran Leavey
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