My first taste of living with minimalism was during my semester abroad in college.
I loved college, but by the fall semester of my junior year, I was totally burnt out. I was ready to leave life behind as I knew it. I was ready to cut the cord with life’s complications. I was ready to spend a semester abroad in my family’s homeland, Greece.
I suspected, but didn’t realize just how liberating it would be to live out of a suitcase for five months. Just me, some clothes, some shoes, a few basic supplies, my journal and my music. I didn’t even bring my cell phone or a computer!