Last week, I was thoroughly, entirely, heartily called out for being a “smug” minimalist. According to this person, I was a judgemental, condescending jerk. I was disdainful and presumptuous. I was a childless asshat.
Clearly the author of said rant got at least one part of her story wrong. I may be an asshat, but I am certainly not childless.
Which brings me to my point.
We live how we live.
People will have opinions about how we live our lives. Some will have judgement. Some will think I am a terrible mother who withholds things from her kids. Some will think I am boring, drab or dull. And that is so fine.
For the first time in my life, that really is so fine.
Finding a way of life that feels so right for me and my family means I’m now able to say, “No worries. Your life your way. My life my way.” Now I can be faced with personal judgements and know that I am comfortable with my choices and those of my family. In fact, I’m pretty damn thrilled with them.
Obviously, I’m going to keep writing about simplicity, because I am passionate about it and it’s helping a lot of people in very real ways. And if you don’t want to know about it, that really is so fine.
A Sneak Peek into our Slow Home
I recently gave an interview and a mini-tour of our home over on The Minimalist Mom.
Rachel asked some fabulous questions, some which really terrified me. You can check out the entire post here.
Simplicity in Action: My Story
Over the weekend I was able to share a little of my story on Courtney Carver’s gorgeous blog, Be More With Less.
“Sometimes in the journey towards simplicity, time is the missing ingredient.
I discovered minimalism when I was at an incredibly dark point in my life. I was scared, angry and so unsure of my next step. Then I stumbled upon Zen Habits and discovered minimalism. And I clung to it like a life-preserver.
I instinctively knew that living with less stuff, less debt, less clutter and more presence, more joy, more mindfulness was right for me and my young family. I just knew.”
You can read the entire post here…
Destination: Simple is Free Today!
If you haven’t yet bought your copy of my new book, ‘Destination: Simple’ then this is your lucky day. If you head over to Amazon right now, you can grab a copy for free!
(You don’t need a Kindle device in order to buy via Amazon. You can simply download one of the free Kindle Reader apps from here, and read the book on your smartphone, tablet or desktop.)
And if you have already bought a copy – as so many of you beautiful folk have – you’re also free to gift copies to your friends, family, colleagues or kids. Share the love and spread the message!