project de-clutter

Dear readers,
I can't seem to apologize enough for being so absent this summer. I have a lot of things on my mind recently. 
There is something that I feel has been spooking around the blogsphere and my head a lot recently: minimalism. While a lot of sites address this concept directly (like here, here), it is also very evident in the numerous posts about buying quality instead of quantity or the french wardrobe.
Maybe it's a natural process: after all the commercialism of the past decades, people grow tired of it. Tired of having to have the newest bag, hottest shoes and trendiest home decoration all the time. Or maybe it's just a matter of aging. After my student years, when I was happy if I could afford anything at all, I spent the first years as a working girl shopping like crazy, and only since a while realized that that didn't make me any happier nor my wardrobe any better.
Whatever the reason may be, for quite some time, the urge to de-clutter my life has been growing stronger and stronger. 
Clothes-wise, I have talked to you about wanting to buy more quality than quantity before. Now I sometimes feel like throwing out more than half of my stuff, too.
Or my home. In this post you can already feel a bit of the urge to simplify my appartment. This has gotten even stronger. Right now, I just feel that my eyes and brain need a clean canvas to get some rest at home. I would move into Annaleenas or Ivanias appartment this second if I could. 

A fresh start, a clean slate to start new, that would be amazing. At the same time it is incredibly hard for me. Because at some point I get really attached to the things I own. Those chairs that I upholstered by myself, I can't possibly give those away! That dress that I bought in that cool secondhand shop in Berlin. All these things have become friends. Yet they are suffocating me!

So, I don't know exactly where this road is taking me, but I am starting the project de-clutter right now, and would like to invite you along.
One part of project de-clutter also includes this blog. As you know, I have never been one to post very regularly, yet I always felt bad if I couldn't find the time for blogging. With me working more that fulltime on my PhD, this sometimes ended up in crappy posts. I want to try and free myself of this pressure. You may not hear from me that regularly, but I hope it will be for the sake of higher quality posts on this little blog. I hope you will understand and stay with me along this journey.