let it go

There is something so utterly calming about minimalism. I often fall to sleep dreaming of a white-walled room containing a bed, fluffy white blankets and little else. The less stuff you own, the less your stuff owns you. I do have a habit of collecting odds and ends wherever I go, but I'm slightly proud and slightly horrified to reveal that I'm also pretty damn good at throwing things away.

When I was a child, let's say about seven or eight, maybe, I decided to practice a fire drill. At home. Because, you know, I'm such a cool kid. When the orange flames began licking at the edges of my imagination, I bundled up my precious junk and stopped, dropped and rolled it out into my backyard. There, I relaxed on the damn grass, far from any fiery smoke. But to my horror, I had left something behind. "You can't go back in," my mum said. "The building's on fire." And thus began my obsession with minimising my possessions. I live in fear of the day I realise I've left something precious behind. So I try not to get too attached to physical objects. People and memories are enough.

I'm trying to declutter my life. But as a student with too many textbooks and clothes and crafty bits and pieces, it's difficult. So I like to plan. In an ideal world, I'd have a white apartment with only necessities. That dream is a fair way off, but I collect ideas anyway. This is what my perfect apartment would be like:



I do miss that scratch-n-sniff t-shirt I had when I was thirteen. But let's be honest, it wouldn't fit me anymore. And the memory of it is so much better than the actual shirt ever was.

So give it a try. Take a deep breath. And let it go.

not my photos: can be found here on my pinterest board. lmk if one of these is yours.

16 comments:

  1. I WANTTTTTTTTT
    I love the clean and fresh look of white furniture <3
    I am quite the hoarder though =\

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  2. This post displays some serieus writing skills Dinah, well done! I try to declutter my life as much as possible, but I find myself always thinking I might like to keep things for later :p That will probably change when I get my own place one day, it might end up looking as heavenly as what you've just posted!

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  3. Dinah! Ahhh this post is just amazing. The writing is beyond spectacular. Also, your dream apartment looks great! :)

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  4. This is by far what I need for my bedroom. You and I have very similar taste! And your writing? It's amazing and I could imagine it clearly whilst reading through.


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  5. Ahh white bedrooms are perfect. All my furniture and bedding in my room is white and I love it :)

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  6. Ahhhh, I want all of that!! Especially that chandelier.

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  7. You surely have your priorities in check! I feel as if i I place too much emphasis on materialism and my attachment towards certain things. This is indeed food for thought, and I hope to possess my objects rather than let them possess me. Thanks for the life lesson, Dinah :)

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  8. i know you are ahahhaa <3 i always think it'll be fine if you manage to store your hoard-y things in a neat little cupboard or something, because clutter can also be quite lovely. I dunno, I go back and forth a bit.

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  9. aww thanks! i read this comment ages ago when you posted it and said "whaaat?" and had to go back and read it. I love to dream that my own place will be as heavenly as what I posted too, but in reality it's probably going to be a spectacular mess.

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  10. haha come live with me then :) <333 thanks

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  11. it's definitely what i need too. thank you so much!

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  12. so is mine, but somehow it never seems to be enough! <3

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  13. yep, i'm dreaming about it all the time. :)

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  14. no problem! although it's a life lesson i'm still trying to teach myself, to be honest. we'll get there one day.

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  15. I would love that apartment.... You will be disgusted at what my kids have done to my walls haha!

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  16. hahaha really? oh well, someday. <3

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