Day 2668 – Minimalism Leads To Freedom – or – How To Read A Book In One Day

Bret and I have decided to be minimalists for a number of reasons. Yesterday, I put one of my favorite in practice.

Freedom of time.

Since we have so few possessions that need our regular attention, we have a lot of time freedom.

On Friday, I got a notification that a book I had requested came in. Unfortunately, Bret had the car and I missed the bus. So, I knew I would pick it up on Saturday. I made sure to review my to do lists and get everything done that HAD to get done on Friday. I made sure I had a short list for Saturday.

What did I do with this free time? Well sir, I plopped myself in our comfy chairs and read. I read outside until it was too dark. I read on the chairs inside. I read on the floor. And by George, I read the whole book in a day. I started around noon and finished just before midnight.

Minimalism isn’t just about not having a lot of things. It’s about only having the things essential to you. And yesterday, it was essential that I read this book!


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About 365 days of marriage

I started this blog in April of 2011. At the time, Bret and I were wedding photographers and it was a way to share how marriage is more about the day to day and so much more than the wedding day itself. For about 5 years, I blogged about the joys and sorrows of the Christian walk, marriage, work, family and friends. I’ve blogged every day since a few weeks after I started. In May of 2015, we photographed our last wedding. Now, I have become passionate about simplicity, particularly in marriage, Christianity, business, travel and life. For a number of reasons, we have become minimalists. I’ve found that having simplicity makes life so much deeper, refreshing and joyful. I hope that this blog will help others see the benefits of living simply.

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