About Me

I'm a newbie minimalist who loves art, design, fashion and shopping. On my blog I journal my efforts to break away from consumerism and into contentment while still being me.

Friday, October 11, 2013

He told me so

The other day I mentioned to my husband that I had blocked all my favorite clothing websites from my computer, so that I wouldn't be tempted to buy things I don't need.

He gave me a high five! And not even like a sarcastic high-five, like a really happy high-five.

Three weeks ago I finally realized what my husband has been trying to tell me for years: that I was spending too much time, energy and money on shopping, and my desire for things I couldn't afford was making me miserable. I always bristled, annoyed at him for being "judgmental." Fine, maybe I'm a little obsessed with shopping, but at least I don't leave my clothes all over the floor LIKE SOMEONE I KNOW.

But a quiet corner of my heart knew he was right.

It took a big move and a shopping fast (currently ongoing) before I came to this realization on my own. Looking back, I see that my husband was right. He was not being judgmental, he was being honest.

Now that I've come around, instead of saying "I told you so," he gives me a high five.

I should listen to this guy more often.


  1. Hi! I just found my way here from Becoming Minimalist.

    I love reading about people's beginnings to their minimalist journies, because there's no telling where it could lead!

    I first became interested in minimalism 4 years ago, and it began with baby steps. Then, last summer, I got rid of 99% of my possessions (including my house) and move 1200 miles away, where I currently live in a small apartment (with husband and daughter). By summer, we intend to buy a sailboat and live aboard full-time.

    So watch out, in a few years you may do something crazy. ;-)

    1. Thanks for the comment! It's so funny that you found your way to my blog, because I also found your blog earlier today! Not even kidding!

  2. "Instead of saying I told you so, he gave me a high five. Wise man!

    The good news is the less you shop, the less you'll want to shop. Or that's how it went for me anyway.


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