This week we were featured in an interview on Minimalism is Simple. Please go visit the site. Wonderful things are happening there! Aly and Denise do a great job of explaining and assisting people who want to minimize their lives.
So…I’ve been thinking this week, and that usually means trouble. : ) I thought about where we fit in the scheme of the minimize, downsize, small-scale movement. I hate to call it a movement because people have been talking about and doing this for centuries. I recently went back to some of the books and literature we used when we decided to consciously live small. (I’ll talk about those more in future posts.) And I noticed that they use books, articles and ideas from many years in their past. Then I began to wonder what it would take to make this a large-scale influence~or to even stop talking about it as a movement and just live it. I wouldn’t consider us minimal; we are small. And that is even debatable by some. I believe the attitude is the most important thing. The quality of life we have, while we live how we do.
Whether you consider yourself a minimalist, a smallist, or a “some time in the future I’ll do it ‘ist”, I believe we are all striving for the same thing~simplicity and calmness. Living small can do that for you. I guess that’s what we are about.
So, go to Aly and Denise’s site Minimalism is Simple, but don’t forget to come back to see what Shiny Tiny Mansion is up to.
Until then, live small and prosper,
PS. Got our first snow of the season this week ~ BRRRR!