While my personal style and photography might get a bit less minimal, I guess my lifestyle (and actually my entire way of thinking) is getting more minimal. I used to collect and preserve a lot of my stuff. I kept all notepads and portfolios of high school and University- having thoughts in mind like ‘what if I ever need to learn the glucose metabolism again’. As if I would search through all piles of documents, stored in boxes in an inaccessible place of the house. Just to find out about specific molecules in the metabolism, which can be found within seconds on the internet. Like the notepads are the first solution popping up in my mind anyway (uuuh.. Google?). Makes no sense.
My possessions aren’t giving me a wealthy feeling anymore, they rather feel like an annoying attachment. Like it’s in my way. Especially now that I’m having quite some travel plans. So.. What I’ve been doing the last few months, is getting rid of a lot of stuff. I must have halved my possessions. And it feels good. Really good. Must look out to not become addicted to throw things away, and end up having nothing. Saying that.. I’m beginning to wonder how it would feel to have nothing- no possessions, no money, no friends, no family. Would never wish for that, and I don’t mean to challenge anything, but I really am curious to the feeling. Everything around me feels in abundance, which causes me to not always see value in these things. I hardly know the feeling of ‘missing’. I know it comes from satisfaction, but to keep appreciating things, I think it would be okay to miss these things once in a while. Well.. it’s all about balance, isn’t it?
Sophia is a web designer and blogger from Amsterdam. She jumps from one place to another every few weeks and takes you with her on all her travels. Be inspired by her free spirit.