Today I feel a really strong urge to write! I found this beautiful site http://rowdykittens.com/ - Go small, think big& be happy! You have to check it out yourself but in short it´s about a very positive woman who lives in a very small house. The house is on wheels and right now it´s on a ranch in Northern California. It´s a wonderful house, just very small. She have everything she needs and seems to be able to appreciate all the amazing things (like a beautiful sunset, a bike ride, her wonderful kittens…) in her life more due to the fact that she doesn´t have a lot of things that disturbs her.
I really, really like this idea! I don´t want a lot of things. I do want the things I have to be functional and beautiful but most of all I want them “to be me”. I want to pick every item I need carefully and I want them to be of good quality. When I found something that I like, that works for the purpose it´s made for I want to take best possible care of it so that it last for a long time. I definitely don´t need expensive things, even though I prefer to pay a little bit more for good quality. If I need a purse and see the perfect purse on a drift store then that´s the perfect purse. I like to be organized. I don´t like temporary solutions.
I feel free when I have less things that disturb me. Having a few things is appealing to me. To some it sounds boring to have a few things but what if the things you have are exactly right? Chosen with love and style? Not saying that I have my home like that right now. I made a big move when I moved to California and I haven´t really had the chance to build my home yet. I´m working on that. Because of the size of the house I live in now I have been forced to make some temporary compromises and I´m not happy with that. Most of my walls are empty because I have a vision of what I want to have on my walls. Until I found those objects (“the perfect full size horse picture”, antic ranch equipment…) I rather have them empty while I´m working on my vision than put a lot of cheap crap on them simply to fill them with things.
When I found this website earlier today it made me so happy. It´s something beautiful about a minimalistic lifestyle. I want my thoughts, mind and actions be on the same page. Having a few things that reminds me of that gives me peace of mind. Less is more. Having just a few things makes my home easier to maintain = more time to do the things I want to do ; Spend time with my family, ride my horse, enjoy nature, travel, read, meet people, learn new things etc.
What brings peace of mind to your home?