Welcome to the random and spontaneous adventures of Courtney
One of the things I have most been looking forward to is throwing out everything I own.
All of it.
I have such a strong desire to live a minimalist life.
I have a double wardrobe filled with clothes I don’t wear, products I don’t use and shoes that have barely seen my feet. Yet, I have this god awful fear of throwing anything away juust incase I need to use it.
My parents have been kind enough to allow me to store some things for me for when (or if) I ever come back to New Zealand. The only thing is – Mum has limited me to two boxes only.
The hardest thing for me hasn’t been the sentimental value of all my things, it’s the realization that I have wasted SO much money on shit that I have barely used.
But, I’m not going to beat myself up too much, it’s fairly common and I am one of the lucky ones who get a fresh start.
And sure, I look at house like this:
And it makes me swoon and wish I was living there, and one day maybe I will. But right now I’m in my 20’s. I am about to embark on an adventure where sometimes I may need to run. Fast.
(To catch a flight, not for my life. Fingers crossed) and having a lighter load will make life easier.
I like the idea that for the next couple of years I’m going to be living like a turtle. A turtle that has no intention on coming home with a crippled back because I thought carting my jewelry collection to Machu Picchu was a brilliant idea.
Having an advertising background where my job is to sneakily sell people shit, being surrounded by consumerism on a daily basis, and the fact that I’m a female who loves to shop – this whole minimalistic attitude is certainly going to be tested as I head to the consumer country of the world.
Fresh start baby. It ain’t gonna be easy.