Minimizing doesn't mean go through every single item you own and start throwing things away like a crazy person. It's a journey and it does take time. But the point is to clean away the areas in your life where you feel weighed down or unhappy. Minimizing has made me feel lighter in many ways. It can be in your relationships, your clothes, your food, or your time.
I wouldn’t say a minimalist has to be a free spirit with a non-corporate job. The two guys who started The Minimalist blog were both in corporate America with 6-figure paying jobs. They started their journey after experiencing loss. It was about figuring out what makes them happy. And they realized it wasn’t something they could buy that would make them happy. So they did the opposite.
So simple and chic, looking at her I see an artist, travel guru, business owner, MBA degree holder, fabulous and foreign (being born in Germany; with her first language–Turkish). This chick is maximizing her 20’s with a minimalism-mindset. I needed to write myself a referral for a consult—her remedy for killing her 20’s was a need to know.