Why Do I Write?

Very simple: I write because I believe.

I believe that my life needs a change. I have been a consumerist queen my whole life. I have tons of stuff, and I am in debt. My life is cluttered. My lifestyle is not sustainable. I do not want this to be my future.

I believe that the world needs a change. We live in a consumerist culture where people buy and buy and buy. Then we have to work long hours to pay for all the stuff. I do not want this to be my fate, and I do not want to see others continue to live that this way.

Perhaps most importantly, I believe in Jesus and the simplicity of the Christian lifestyle. I believe that Jesus lived a very simple lifestyle. As he lived, so should believers in Jesus should live.

I have made my choice. I believe that simple living is the best choice for myself and for the world. For this reason, I write about simple living. Because I am a Christian, I write from a Christian perspective.

Minimalism or Simple Living?

Am I becoming minimalist or am I living a simpler life? Both! I am becoming a minimalist and I am living simply. I am not counting items, but I am careful not to accumulate. I am downsizing my life. For me, simple living and minimalism are synonymous. I use these terms interchangeably.

I am excited about the freedom that minimalism will bring to my life. I am looking forward to having less stuff and more time. I am looking forward to having less clutter, stress, and debt.

I write to chronicle my journey. I write to help others. I write because I believe.


2 thoughts on “Why Do I Write?

  1. Hi CaReese!

    I stumbled across your blog and noticed we have similar reasons for writing. My husband and I have both decided to minimize in all aspects of our lives in order to more effectively follow the Lord’s leading. We felt so burdened by all our useless stuff and are in the process of paring down. I look forward to reading your posts!


    1. Hi Laura!

      Thanks for stopping by! I’m so glad to meet another Christian minimalist. I am in a place where I don’t know where God wants me to do. And you’re right: having less stuff and less debt will make it much easier to follow his directions. I am soooooo glad to have met you! I will be checking out your site, too 🙂

      Have a great day,


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