It’s my third time trying to bring about this minimalism game. My last attempt lasted me to the 8th day.
I have no more excuse. The sabbatical six months has just started yesterday.
Here I am, a stay-at-home-mother who probably have 10 times more time in the world than the previous working-me who have to shower so early in the morning, get my babies ready (read: fight a war), send them to schools, curse 45 minutes traffic, then take the train to the job I don’t really enjoy (I didn’t say hate), buy expensive meals that taste just the same, wait 8 hours to go back home, but end up leaving earlier to catch my kids – I mean, to pick them up a.s.a.p before their playschools’ overtime extra charges kick in. Phew.
A’ishah, that’s a very long sentence in one breath to say, all the excuses – over! The time you really wanted all this while – it’s here.
Simple is subjective
The elements in your lifestyle depend on what’s important to you. Simple is a very subjective word and it’s open to one’s interpretation. What is simple for you may not be simple enough for me.
Last week, I attended a business marketing seminar with my friend, Dyra Razali. We had a good time there and had learned many valuable lessons.
One of the important questions asked to the audience during that seminar was,
“What do you want?’
I’ve looked left and right. Being a minimalist in Malaysia can feel pretty lonely.
Let’s look at Facebook, the nearest (right on your phone!) place of more diverse demographic if you compare to other Social Media platforms. A group named Minimalist Life Asia – Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesian and Beyond has 300++ members, pretty impressive but that already includes at least three countries. Minimalist Living in Malaysia has 38 members, and I’m the 39th yeay!
Another Facebook page – Minimalist Malaysia has 500++ likes.