Minimal changes officially turned one year last month and:
My friends now officials refer to me as the minimalist who writes a blog on a bus with a small notebook an publishes on an iPod touch. The guy with less than one hundred things and can travel anywhere and bring everything with two backpacks. the guy with a few websites a twitter and a google plus account but no Facebook.
I’m really happy with the way things are.
This is what I set out to do when I started minimal changes.
I’m really thankful for the results we’ve achieved together. God provided the ideas, experiences and resources. Ish for being the most supportive. Jean for the kick ass theme an web design. Ralph for the other tips. And you for encouraging me by reading and giving feedback for my posts.
There’s a whole bunch of more people.
I’ll write about them next time.
In a year:
Got out of debt
A few savings accounts
My first book
Built two blogs and a website
Four hundred monthly readers
100 twitter friends
100 google+ circles
Began to travel locally
For a year I preached about:
As I write I learned more things about how to live better without doing anything drastic to change my lifestyle and as a result minimal changes really became my personal philosophy.
It doesn’t cost that much to be happy. You just need to be creative if you want something fancy.
I’m happy just hanging out(with Ish, Ralph and other friends), writing, reading, drawing, tinkering with my site, putting money in my savings account, cheap local travel and shopping every now and then.
I’m unhappy when: I compare, don’t get enough sleep, don’t read the bible, am not thankful with what I have or become too attached to past situations.
With that in mind I’ll just play it cool and keep going.
Here are some of my the things I’d like to have and will be working on in the next few months:
An attractive body
Live on less than half of my income
Continue traveling cheap locally
Publishing my first free book
Rolling out a paid service
That’s pretty much it.
How will you be approaching your next few months?