Living like the minimalist

When I was young, my mother told me that when she moved to the UK from the Caribbean how she travelled light. She came out with the phrase, “those who travel light, travel fast”. I was quite amazed about this story, thinking: how can you go somewhere and not pack too much items? Fast forward some years, and I admit that I hate to be weighed down with lots of stuff. Hence why I loved it when I purchased my MacBook Air last year. This leads me onto day 26 of the suitcase entrepreneur blog challenge.

30 day challenge
Could you live a minimalist lifestyle? Why or why not? OR What does minimalism mean to you in the context of your ideal lifestyle?

What core things are important when I’m travelling?

After having the passport and the money, I would say clothes and business equipment. This is the equipment like having a smart phone, my MacBook Air and good Internet connection.

Can I live with less weight?

Yes I can. I find that sometimes having possessions can weigh you down, as you can become very attached to them. This is not only the physical weight, but also the emotional weight. For example you can keep holding on to that beautiful coral dress that you do not wear. Therefore when looking at packing items, I will need to ask myself “am I going to really be using this?”

So for my planned freedom lifestyle, I intend to be travelling with just one suitcase. This takes out the stress on when you have to be on the go, of worrying about if I packed something. Talking about packing, it is great to have a list of the core items. Perhaps separate the clothes from my business attire, as demonstrated by Natalie Sisson also known as the suitcase entrepreneur.

Living the minimalist lifestyle

I like entering spaces where it is not too cluttered. I eventually plan to have some permanent basis or hubs, dotted around the world. My beach haven is calling me! I can imagine there will be a few home comforts, treasures that I may have collected whilst travelling. But for the other temporary places, I like to not be carrying too much weight and stick to: the area being safe, the place being clean, and having good Internet connection.

As my mum says, “those who travel light, travel fast”

30 day challenge

“I’m like a bird: Where I’d like to travel to”

I have always liked to travel, visit and explore new places. This also includes taking car journeys and disregarding the Sat Nav (or satellite) directions . Travelling, especially on aeroplanes, is like freedom to me. I do not get stressed when the aeroplane takes off, I get excited. So when day 22 of this 30-days challenge arrived, I thought “wow, I am getting into the fun part”. Not that the rest of this journey has not been fun. So here comes day 22:

If you chose to live anywhere in the world, where would that be and why?

“the world is my oyster”

At first glance of this question, I thought it would be very difficult question to answer as there are so many places to go in the world.


My move

To take a pause here, I would like to ask you a question: do you believe in synchronicity? My response is yes. If you are aligned to an outcome then the universe will deliver. This may be with the people whom come into your life, or the books you read such as the  suitcase entrepreneur. A year ago, I made the decision that in the near future I will be doing more travelling; and how this will be incorporated into my lifestyle. I usually am a literal person, whereby I tend to write down my thoughts or ideas onto a note. But 2012 was also the year when I was introduced to vision boards. Up until that time they freaked me out, since putting it out there in a visual form was so powerful! I created a powerpoint slide with images of possible destinations that I can travel to. I mapped out my ideas in this document and called it: my move. The conclusion was that I will go to Hollywood.

Stickie note


Hollywood: “A place where dreams can come true”

In terms of looking at ideal places to go, or where to live, as mentioned in an earlier post of this challenge it is dependent on where I am now and where I want to go. As one friend commented to me the other day,  I love to write. And my something big dream, is to have one my written works on the screen. I have visualised an  online Web show. I already have the picture or movie frame in mind. This very week, as I write this, I am in the process of finding out a way to contact an influential person who may be able to make this a reality.

So my final destination is where I want to be at that particular time. Whether the universe manifests this is dependent on my alignment.