Why I became a minimalist

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

Owning a home that was too big for us, maintaining it, and taking care of all the things we owned became a burden when I 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.

So in 2011, we got rid of 90% of our possessions (including our house) and moved into an RV. The lightness we felt was amazing.

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