2018. A new year. A new me. Right? The thought is there anyway, and so are the actions to follow. But let me tell you, it is a serious struggle.
Here are three words that I have been seriously struggling with the concept of in the new year. Millennial. Naturalist. Minimalist.
It just so happens that I was born in 96. Thus placing me in the controversial category of millennial. If I am walking through the store and happen to look at my phone, I with no reason, from someone who does not even know my story, am called a millennial as though it is a bad thing. Though I do not agree with many millennial ways, I believe that what every generation attempts to do is bring a positive change, with little intention if any at all to hurt any other generation. Some days I lose my hope in humanity, but other days, my hope is restored as I see people trying to better themselves and those lives around them. People however, dislike change and what is not comfortable is at times sensed as bad.
My idea of a naturalist is someone who obviously loves nature, and all that it provides. I believe that we were born originally into a natural world. The products we surround ourselves are not natural and I believe are hurting us and the planet and causing unnecessary clutter. My ideal way of life is preventing my own production of trash. I saw a recent youtube video about a woman who has the same standards. She however, took it to a whole new level. She decided that the waste production of each individual should not necessarily fall in their hands since they have little say in the way items are packaged. Walking through the store, there is minimal products that are not packaged in trash. She therefore now has a store that is trash free packaging. This is the way of the future. To view a video on how to reduce your trash, click here.
I love the idea of Minimalism. Only having what you need, saving money and focusing your time on those who matter. The thought is a great one. after reading many blogs, My biggest struggles are well. Nebraska. Many Hobbies. And a love for simple style. However, after watching the video linked above, it gave me the perspective that living with minimal items is not for a Pinterest worthy post or Instagram goals, but for the hope to declutter your life.