30-Day Minimalism Game – Conclusion and Thoughts   Leave a comment

I got rid of 210 items. Two hundred and ten things that I thought I needed 21 days ago. Items I cared about, and told myself I couldn’t get rid of.

I went a lot longer that I thought I would. I kept thinking 12 or 13 days would be my breaking point. I thought it would be a great accomplishment to get half way through at 15. But I found a way to make it all the way to 20. It may not have been the full month, but I’ll take pride in beating my own goal.

It’s strange how differently I am viewing my possessions now. When I started, I struggled to get rid of a single pack of cards. I lamented losing the item; losing the anchor keeping my memory from floating away. I dreaded the decision I had to make everyday of which loved thing I had to lose. It felt like a struggle.

But now, I’m disappointed that I can’t find more stuff to get rid of. I scoured my things to see if I could find enough things to get to 21. I started to debate getting rid of necessities to make it just one more day. It was way more enjoyable to get rid of things than to keep them around.

It’s making me analyse all aspects of my life. My hobbies, my interests, my job, etc, all seem up in the air now. I’d be lying if I said all of this uncertainty feels good. But from all the boredom and self-reflection, I am sure I will find something even better than before. Or I’ll just fill all the space with more crap, and do this all over again. At least that’d give me more to write about.

I am glad I did this, and I am glad I shared it all here. The nice thing about the time we live in is I can save a load pictures of all of the things I got rid of. I can come back at any time and look at the pictures. The memories are going to be there, and not in my closet gathering dust.

I don’t know what I am going to do next after this. I have some writing prompt books, and I always have some sort of rant to go on. I also have a trip coming up in november, so maybe I will try to find a way to blog about that as well. But for now, I think I’ll take a break, and enjoy the things I have left.

Thank you for reading,

– Shaman

P.S: In case you missed any of the posts, or you just want a convenient place to look at them, I have hyperlinked them all below.

30-Day Minimalism Game – Introduction and Explanation

30-Day Minimalism Game – Day 1

30-Day Minimalism Game – Day 2

30-Day Minimalism Game – Day 3

30-Day Minimalism Game – Day 4

30-Day Minimalism Game – Day 5

30-Day Minimalism Game – Day 6

30-Day Minimalism Game – Day 7

30-Day Minimalism Game – Day 8

30-Day Minimalism Game – Day 9

30-Day Minimalism Game – Day 10

30-Day Minimalism Game – Day 11

30-Day Minimalism Game – Day 12

30-Day Minimalism Game – Day 13

30-Day Minimalism Game – Day 14

30-Day Minimalism Game – Day 15

30-Day Minimalism Game – Day 16

30-Day Minimalism Game – Day 17

30-Day Minimalism Game – Day 18

30-Day Minimalism Game – Day 19

30-Day Minimalism Game – Day 20

Posted 09/16/2017 by Shaman in 30 Day Minimalism Game

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