Minimalism Day 10: Pretty Sure This Isn't For Me
I'm about ready to call it quits with my dabble in minimalism; honestly, if it weren't for the fact that I'm writing about my 21 days and everyone would know that I quit, I would. The more days that pass, the more I realize it isn't for me. There are parts that I appreciate and will keep in my life when my 21 days come to an end, but overall it's just not my thing.
Tip: If you're trying to save money, don't listen to rap. Migos and Gucci have me wanting to go buy bottle service at the club with my friends on a Tuesday night after buying everyone tacos and margaritas. Also, make sure your chicken will defrost by lunch time if you plan on eating it. Otherwise, you'll be like me, eating a salad for lunch and a salad without chicken is rabbit food, and I am NOT a rabbit.
Anyways, back to minimalism not being my thing, day 10 is about realizing that your basic necessities is everything you'll ever need, and I just don't agree with that. I appreciate being able to provide myself with the basic necessities because there are a lot of people out there that can't even do that, but I think it's okay to want more.
If life was just about having exactly what you need to survive and nothing more, we’d all just be walking around doing the bare minimum with the bare minimum. We’d have no drive, no goals, and that’s no way to live in my opinion.
I want more for myself, not in clothes or shoes (although it would be nice), but in the opportunity to travel, to be able to give back regularly, to help those who need help. Plus, if I’m going to afford a lifetime supply of cheeseballs and mimosas, I’m going to need a decent amount of money.
So, I’m going to finish my 21 days because it’s what adults do; when we make a commitment we follow through with it (so I've heard). I’ve also decided to start referring to myself as an adult. If you act the part, then you’ll eventually become the part (I think). That’s not to say I’m going to stop eating on the floor criss-cross apple sauce or enjoying fruit roll ups and goldfish, but I’ve come to the conclusion that there’s more to being an adult than these things.
By the way, this adult has one more day of work standing in her way of vacation and I am so excited. My mom and I already have our itinerary finished up, and I've done my research and found the top taco spots in Boston. Also on a mission to find some awesome cheese fries, cheeseburgers and steak. Yes, I'm going to spend money on food while I'm there because it is a necessity and my hotel room doesn't have an oven, so I can't buy groceries.
Now I'm going to attempt to make a buffalo chicken sandwich tonight and continue with my Intro to Stock Markets class on Skillshare.