“We spent as much money as we could, and got as little for it as people could make up their minds to give us. We were always more or less miserable, and most of our acquaintance were in the same condition. There was a gay fiction among us that we were constantly enjoying ourselves, and a skeleton truth that we never did. To the best of my belief, our case was in the last aspect a rather common one.”– Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
I recently found this quote on a blog I came across: Deconstruct the Girl. It wasn’t posted to inspire minimalism, but that’s the affect it had on me. So many of us spend money in order to impress our peers, in order to show how great our lives are. But at the end of the day money spent, and processions bought, will never buy us happiness. Collect moments, not things.
Here’s my progress on my on-going journey to become a minimalist. 🙂
My Bathroom Cabinet: