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0A9A2897I’m back.  Back at school, and back to 32 – pieces of clothing that is.  I had let my minimalism slide over the last several months.  Picking up an item here or there thoughtlessly.  And I realized it when flying back from London – my bag wouldn’t close.  So yesterday, before hoisting up my duffle bag, I once again shed belongings.

32 is my number.  Pants, jackets, shirts, shoes, shorts, and so on.  It’s limiting, but plenty – specific, but general.  And even with only 32 items, there is still space for non-essentials…a silver studded sleeveless jacket and one-piece denim jumpsuit are still on my person.

0A9A3022I’m going to share a list of what those items are.  If anyone has ever contemplated what is “essential”, that list will represent the opinion of a 22-year old college student.  The reason behind my 32 is clarity.  Having fewer things to focus on so that my energies can be better employed where I want them.  Being a person whose mental state is easily affected by his environment, the concept of “minimal” helps me stay clean, organized, and calm.

0A9A3009Downsizing is something I encourage to everyone.  Simply, it makes life calmer.  Packing, and unpacking, my suitcase has never been more than a ten-minute affair.  Before it was attributable to carelessness, and now organization.  It has nothing to do with any anti-materialist philosophy of rebellion against consumer society.  It is only a life style choice, with the benefit of eliminating distractions.

0A9A3019I decided to re-downsize right before beginning my last semester in college for a reason.  Now more than ever I need to be clean, organized, and calm, as well as focused.  I feel cliché stating that my dream is to move to New York City – like an old time dancer or actor looking to make it in the “Big City”.  It is my dream though, and over the next four months I must find a way to get invited to the party.

The List

  • 5 Shoes
  • 2 Jeans (Black and Blue)
  • 2 Chinos (Navy and Beige)
  • 2 Shorts (Grey and Pink)
  • 3 T Shirts
  • 2 Knit Sweaters
  • 1 Light Hoodie
  • 4 Button Downs
  • 2 Blazers
  • 2 Leather Jackets
  • 1 Down Jacket
  • 1 Studded Vest
  • 1 Onsie
  • 1 Swim Trunk
  • 1 Sweat Pant
  • 1 Belt
  • 1 Scarf

 

– Sepp

2 comments on “Minimalist Update #4: Clean, Organized, and Calm

  1. MTM says:

    Did you see the movie into the wild?

    Another good story today. Great to finally meet you in person. Sorry we were so “old” on you

    Marty

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    1. Loved Into the Wild, Marty. A great film. And don’t worry about being “old” with me – it’s just as much of your job to do that as it is my job to be “young”.

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