Why I am a minimalist...
There is no one rule fits all or one way our lives should be lived by becoming a minimalist. However knowing why you to want become a minimalist is very important. It's great if you can declutter your home and stop impluse shopping (if you want to), but knowing why you want to live with less will drive your minimalism purpose.
I wanted out of the rat race, living the set dream we're told will make us happy, comparing myself to people I didn't even like and most of all out of debt from buying things I never used. By shedding unecessary things and the beliefs that wern't mine, I could happily ease into a minimalist life without regret.
The aim in my life will be different to other minimalists. My aim (along with my husand) is to become financially independent at some point in my 40's. That means living a life with less now. Spending money on what is essential and living within my means, will help towards saving more and living my retirement dream earlier in life.
What is your why for becoming a minimalist?