Ascending to MinimalismPosted: October 7, 2013 | |
one of the things i liked most about Enjoy the Decline was the chapter on “minimalism”. if you haven’t read his book, DO IT. go to his site, click the amazon link and cop it. i first discovered minimalism after reading M.D. Creekmore’s “Dirt Cheap Survival Retreat”. it’s cheap book but should serve as a warning call to American men. Creekmore’s story could appear on the Spearhead, the story’s been told a 1000’s times in the Sphere and in the MRA/MGTOW blogs and forums. do yourself a favor: go to Viva La Manosphere, click on his amazon link and get the book. it’s a VERY quick and easy read. at the very least click VLM’s link, read what the books about and determine if you could learn something from Mr. Creekmore’s experience. i sure as hell did.
it’s getting to be crunch time and a few days ago i made a HUGE step in becoming a minimalist. i gave away my king sized bed, dresser drawer, 2 bed side tables, and my sofa. i already spend 90% of my time at home sitting on my rug watching the telly ala the Dude. and now i’m sleeping on 2 blankets folded into a small mattress and a cheap blanket i have in the hallway closet. and you know what.
i sleep like a baby.
before it would take me 10 minutes or so to fall asleep. now, once i get settled- BAM!!!! i’m out. i wake up to either an alarm or i open my eyes and 7 hours have passed. it’s fucking great. i’m even contemplating NOT moving my old queen sized bed into my bedroom.
as for the rest of the stuff, most of it is going to good will: certain books, various sundries, etc. i’ll donate a large portion of the food bank to a homeless shelter and i’ll take a few of the cases of MRE’s with me . all i plan on packing out are the guns, some clothes, cooking crap, and the books of value.
what i didn’t realize was how easy it is to accumulate so much crap, but how difficult it is to get rid of it. the down side is that my house looks like it was looted (well, my bedroom does) since i still need to throw away all my old bedding. i’d donate it, but that’s nasty. lol.
talked to my mom about what i plan on doing when i get out. i’ll be staying at a monthly pay corporate mini apartment while i go to welding school at delgado JC. i’ll probably keep the radiology gig while in school just for some holding money.
but once i get some time, i’ll be nosing around for a few acres between lafayette and baton rouge and getting the travel travel trailer secure. all the while what few things i packed out will be in storage. and to be honest- i can’t fucking wait.
i decided i’d chronicle my journey to minimalism. while i don’t consider it a MGTOW journey as a typical MGTOW’er eschews women altogether.
i don’t have any intention of getting married, but i DO plan on having women in my life. lol. the next step is mom coming up my way and taking posession of her spinny chair. and certain wall art and my persian rug in the living room.
i’ll keep you posted.
i went from this-
my old bedroom
the new, freshly looted bedroom
also, i start leave today. wednesday i head off to vegas for the meet up. i’ll be back in NO friday evening and i’ll be there until the 16th. send me an email if you’re going to be in the area.