Hello world… At 27, I have finally reached a point in my life, where I can now hold my head up high and be proud of the women which I have become today. I am a Daughter, a Sister, an Aunty, a Cousin, a Niece and my personal favourite, a Mother! Becoming a mother came naturally, however I do feel that it took me a little extra time to gain that independence and self-confidence which is needed to take on the forever rewarding role of being a parent. My son, Theodore is now 6… He is the brightest highlight of my life! Anyone who has met my son Theo knows of his “one of a kind” character. There is never a dull moment when Theo is involved. Sometimes it will be the never ending, thunderous cry because of a tiny splinter in his finger or Sometimes he’ll be laughing from the very bottom of his belly. Theodore has certainly been through some ups and downs. In the same way, we have all had our high and low points throughout life. I, for starters have lived in and out of my parents’ house, been in and out of relationships, fallen in and out of friendships, been in and out of mental states, in and out of jobs, in and out of trends and in and out of diverse lifestyles… The list could go on forever!
However, where I am at in my life right now, I feel that I could be a somewhat inspiration to others by sharing bits and pieces of my life journey and my new creative approach on life.
Yes, I understand that everyone has a different walk in life and that we all have various pursuits of happiness. But, I would love to share my personal pursuit for the moment, which is to remove everything that is distracting me from knowing my true happiness.
Throughout 2015, I slowly introduced minimalism into our home. For me, Minimalism is simply a mindset; I don’t consider it as a trend or lifestyle, fashion or cult. Think… simplicity, effortlessness, at ease, stress-free, joy, appreciation and gratitude... these are all vastly unified with minimalism. I decided to intentionally declutter my life and unattached myself from anything that held no value to me or my son. The purpose of this was so that I could reassess the priorities in ours lives and strip away any excess clutter that brought zero value to both of our lives. This included not only materialistic objects and possessions, but also filtering out unnecessary events, relationships and mental clutter. Choosing to live a more minimal life has been one of the greatest decisions I have made. It guides you to put things into perspec