Last year, our ever-inspired founder and dear leader Tara Button decided to cut the crap. Living for a year without extraneous items, this list was to be her own minimalist bible. I think it’s about time we discovered how she got on. Was it way too easy? Was it a little too tough?
A few weeks ago, a friend of mine who was visiting New York for the first time sent me a photo of a plastic-wrapped apple from her hotel and shared her first impressions of the country. “I see waste everywhere,” she declared. Outside, trash and boxes pile up on top of snow mounds.
By the time you’re reading this, Christmas decorations have been packed away, wrappers and cards recycled, resolutions listed out and pinned on the wall. The cat and I welcomed the first day of 2018 with an open notebook and determination to live a different lifestyle this year.
When I was growing up, accumulating things seemed like a right of passage through to adulthood. The choice between having and not having something was a no-brainer to me. You always want to have the thing. My constant refrain while out shopping with my mum was “But mummy I need it! I NEED IT!” And I believed this.