Friday, January 16, 2009

Radical plans for 2009 expanded

"Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify."

Henry David Thoreau

I have half an hour to drink some tea and elaborate on my earlier post.

I have made a determination that by the end of this year I will be on a simplified path in life.

Don't get me wrong, I am hardly living a life of wild excess. But I do feel that the it is time to make some strong changes. This year I will be taking my first steps towards simplicity

I will be blogging here as I set out on this path so watch this space. I welcome tips, advice and links.

Next week I am flying out to New Zealand for 2 weeks (will explain more about that in another post) and then I will be in London for a week. I am hoping that Living out of a suitcase will help me focus on simplicity.

For the time being here are some links that reflect my current thinking on this subject


Rashmi said...

sorry to cut short earlier... but here it is.

first response to your idea. let me know what you think :-)

ps: nothing crazy about it.

cherryblossom said...

I think this is really interesting and something I am interested in as well , Having been doing a lot of clearing out of my own.
I though when i went to live in Japan that I would have nothing but a futon and tatami mat to my name... I was wrong I soon got sucked into buying more and more stuff! so much so that I had to give away most of it ( which is a good feeling actually) when i left. I don't miss most of it apart from a beautiful kimono that just wouldn't fit in my luggage....
I will be reading your blog with interest x