Sandal Season

by CaReese

Summer is sandal season. It’s that time of year where pedicures are essential (minimalist or not!) and cute sandals are everywhere. In all styles and colors. ‘Tis the season.

This afternoon, I escorted my grandmother to the mall. I decided to look at the shoes because I don’t have a pair of black comfort sandals. So I sought. And I found – a cute pair of black slippers with a low heel. They came in pink, too. Of course, I began to rationalize the purchase. I don’t have a basic black sandal, I told myself. Pink is my favorite color, I said, the pink shoes I have need to be replaced. And both of these things are true.

However, I do have seven pairs of sandals already. Surely, in the variety of sandals I already have, I can find something for every outfit. It might require a bit of creativity, but I can make my current shoe collection work this summer.

For me, minimalism isn’t just about having less stuff. It’s also about making better use of the stuff you have. It’s about doing more with less. It’s about realizing that what you already have is enough. It’s enough.