Why I became a minimalist

 

I became a minimalist to free myself from the shackles of the “American Dream.”

Owning a home, maintaining it and taking care of all the stuff inside it became a burden when I suddenly became too sick to work.

My husband, who was already working and commuting 11 hours per day, had to start doing everything to take care of me, our pets, and the house as well.

We realized we spent all our time paying for our stuff in one way or another. We didn’t own it, our stuff owned us.

My health problems stabilized, but I now have chronic conditions that require me to lead a low-maintenance lifestyle.

So after years of resisting, Ryan finally gave in and agreed to give RV life a try. We got rid of 90% of our possessions, and the lightness we felt was amazing.

Now we’re free to travel anywhere we wish. If we don’t like our location, our neighbors or the weather, we move!

It's helped a lot with my medical issues as well. My home and everything I need is always with me, right next to whatever adventure we take that day.

I love that a minimalist lifestyle is totally accessible to anyone, regardless of your health, income level or stage of life.