Freeing Dobby

Finding Minimalism, was so profound in my life, that I felt physically changed. Something was different. I found myself walking places and thinking, “I wonder if people know I am a minimalist?” As if it was something written in red marker on my face, or a new pair of jeans that fit just right. As if looking in the mirror at a new outfit and asking myself, “does this make me look minimalist?”

I am sure not everyone that goes minimalist has these profound thoughts, but I am certain they feel changed in some way. Like the changing of the seasons, my life felt changed. I want to share my passion for minimalism because it truly has impacted my life. I have never experienced simplicity to this extent before, and it feels selfish to keep it all to myself!

Does this make me look minimalist?

Kelly Hoover

I want this for you and your life. Why minimalism? Why not just declutter your stuff and forget the rest? It is so much more than that. It is going against the current. You can declutter all your stuff, but at the end of the day if you don’t start using the new found time wisely, what has really changed?

Why Minimalism?

It is going against the current.

Start small. It doesn’t have to be a profound change on day 1. The changes will come and they will result in a passionate love for simple. Give yourself time to flourish. Start dreaming big dreams! What do you really want your life to look like?

Minimalism was a jumping off point for me. It was like once I started to see the changes, I yearned for more of that. I wanted to simplify every aspect of my life. Not so I would be bored and twiddling my thumbs, but so I could enjoy the things that truly mattered.

My son is having a birthday party this weekend, and for the first time in his 8 years, he didn’t want a bunch of stuff, he wanted experiences. He wants to go to the zoo, ride his bike to get ice cream, and spend time with his extended family. His priorities have changed, not because we told him “NO MORE TOYS” but, because he sees the changes and wants that too.

So what has changed in my daily life since going minimal? Well for one thing, there are fewer socks waiting in the laundry basket until Dobby the house elf comes asking to be freed! Really though, my laundry is now done in a timely manner and in fewer loads.

Well for one thing, there are fewer socks waiting in the laundry basket until Dobby the house elf, comes asking to be freed!

Kelly Hoover

I have more time to… find where the smell is coming from! Moms out there, you know what I am talking about. I sadly have asked myself too many times to count “I wonder how long that has been there!” Anyone else ever feel like sherlock holmes on the case of the mystery smell. Now I have the time to track the smell before it becomes a real problem.

I have more time to fracture my elbow gracefully ice skate with my family on the pond across the street. While I may not be as athletic and graceful as I once was, I still enjoy this family activity during the winter.

All kidding aside, having more time to do things that speak life into myself and my family, is the greatest part of this journey. We may not have the latest gadgets or trendiest clothes, but we choose each other daily and that is what matters most. Choosing a life of less, has given us so much more than we could ever imagine.

Live Simply Friend,

Kelly Hoover

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