When I first began looking into minimalism, I was desperate for a change in my household. I had two small children, toys were everywhere, and I felt like all I did was keep everyone’s mouths fed and the house somewhat presentable.
I was totally exhausted. We didn’t have a large home and in my mind, that was part of the problem. I thought we needed more space.
I would see quotes about leaving the house a mess for quality time with your children and felt guilty. While I left countless messes to read about Brer Rabbit for the thousandth time, I still had a mess afterwards instead of some downtime for me, time with my husband or time to pursue the passions in my heart.