I love being a minimalist. I love the freedom it gives me, and the financial power.
Over the years I've extended my minimalism lifestyle to most areas of my life. From my wardrobe, to my furniture, to my book collection, I've been slowly and surely trimming away unnecessary items in my life for years now.
The result is that I can live comfortably with my spouse in a 400 sq. ft. house (if you're interested in something even crazier, I recommend you read I Live in a 175 Square Foot Tiny Home – Sailboat Living), which helps us save all kinds of money.
There are some parts of my life, however, that minimalism hasn't touched. In fact, there are some things I still love to have a large collection of and it makes my minimalist lifestyle almost non-existent. I know that, in these areas of my life, minimalism has failed spectacularly, but I'm ok with that.
Here are my minimalism fails:
Workout gear is a minimalist living fail for me.
I wouldn't say I have a huge collection of work out gear, but I definitely have more than I need. I love to work out but I'm not naturally athletic, so being active can be a challenge for me.
To help combat this, I've collected a large selection of high quality work out gear. I definitely don't need as much as I have, but I love adding to this collection, filling gaps here and there and keeping an eye out for the perfect piece that will make my runs that much more comfortable. [Read more…]