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Let go back some

I born in the very early 70’s. There was a lot of bell bottom pants, in denim but mostly corduroy. A lot of browns, golds and some bright yellow. Our parents cooked on a stove without a hood, So the wall behind the stove was always covered is this shinny greasy gloss. But over that stove there was always that big plastic fork and spoon. My moms had small plastic veggies on them. Twice a year she would take them down and soak the grease and grime off, only to hand it right back and do it all over in six months.

Let go through the rest of the house, carpet lot of it. Pictures of people, everywhere. People you knew, people who came with the frame and even a few of you smiling with your two front teeth missing. All the rooms in the house had the same colors same heavy thick brown sofa, beds and tables. Looking back the house was overwhelming.

Then the 80’s blew in with all it pastel colors, Things never got smaller but everything was white and whatever pastel color you would pick ( or all of them).

Look let’s just skip the 90’s because they were a blur, I was a young adult,and I think everything went back to yellow and shiny black. A mixture of the 70’s and 80’s.

The point of all of this is, no matter what decade it was every where you looked there was STUFF, and lots of it. In every single wall, spot on the floor was covered with something. It was like watching a action packed movie all you had to do was spin around really fast and watch the explosions. Even if you were the art deco type ( my aunt was) there still was stuff packed in small spaces.

If you are still with me, hope you enjoyed some history.

All through time the need for ” stuff” was always a statues , the more you had, the better you were on the social ladder. We love to brag about what we have, and if someone has it first we will pay rent late to get it for ourselves. We pass this way of life to our kids, so they grow up finding their self wealth in ” things”.

What if there was another way?

Minimalist or Minimalism was my choice. OK what does it mean? Well it means a lot of things to a lot of people, for me it is a way to live clutter free, without the need of things. This blog is not a” been there done that” but it will show my process on how I transform my life in real time. I welcome you to take this journey with me. The reason it call ” being black an minimalist” because I do not know of any black people who are. I am not saying they are not any, I just do not know them. But hey if you are no matter what your race is I would love to hear from you.As I am learning.

I want to give credit to my introduction to minimalism to Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus. They was giving away one of their books on Amazon last year I read it and the rest is history. I do not know if I can post a link to their blog here, but if I can I will.

Not to pop my collar I do have another blog I would love for you to visit, follow and of course comment… It tells ore of how and why I got here.

http://redefineinglynne.wordpress.com/

Well thanks for reading all of that. See you soon.

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5 Responses to “About”

  1. Ginny Love Moore June 22, 2013 at 2:20 pm #

    I love the minimalists too! Very inspirational. Just wanted to stop by and encourage you on this journey. I love your blog and the honesty you present. I look forward to reading more. Cheers!

    • just lynne June 22, 2013 at 2:24 pm #

      Thank you for stopping by and posting. As soon as I get off this thing, using your “Hell ya method”!

      • Ginny Love Moore June 22, 2013 at 2:44 pm #

        Awesome! You just made my world a brighter place. 🙂

  2. Rose June 23, 2013 at 7:35 pm #

    Early 70s child here too. Love it!

  3. Ginny Love Moore July 2, 2013 at 4:20 pm #

    Hey awesome lady! I nominated your blog for the One Lovely Blog Award. Cheers! http://mysimplicityquest.wordpress.com/2013/07/02/one-lovely-blog-award/

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