The past few weeks, I've realized our family is "sorta minimalist." And I've also seen ways where our non-minimalist ways are holding us back from what we want our life to be like.
A little background: a few years ago we wrote a family purpose statement that talks about the importance of people over possessions and memories over materialism. Those ideals have shaped the decisions we've made, especially in moving back to the United States. Sometimes we've made the wrong choices that didn't line up with our values. But having a guiding philosophy has helped us stay focused on what really matters to us.
I've never used the word "minimalist" to describe ourselves. But I recently read a new book by Josh Becker of BecomingMinimalist.com - The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own. And the words on the page kept resonating with my own values.Read More