She had heard about Minimalism before but her friend today made it sound so attractive that she wanted to try it. Her friend told her that she should check her clothes and take out the ones she had not used in the past six months or so. She would then be left with whatever she uses the most. Same for anything else she owned. She liked the idea and decided to give it a try.

She started with her clothes. She had planned to spend at most half an hour on them but ended up spending hours. How did she end up with so many clothes? Where were they hiding all this time? She had stuff from several years ago that she had forgotten existed. In fact, once she got rid of everything that she did not use recently, she was left with little.

She repeated the same process for all of her possessions. It took her a whole day to complete it.  But it was all worth it.

When she was having her coffee and snacks after all was done, she convinced herself that she was actually a minimalist. She used few things. She just could not get rid of stuff. That is why today was a challenge. She felt bad with each possession she decided to throw away. It was hard. Maybe she attached memories to her possessions. But the memories were already on her mind, so things did not need to stay.

She took a sip from her coffee and felt proud of herself. She somehow felt lighter.