Listening to the Rain

This is just going to be a short post on the simple joys of listening to rain.

I don’t know about you, but for me, nothing relaxes me quite the same way as hearing the sound of rain while inside. I can happily do nothing, absorbing the sound of each drop.

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Minimalism and My Parents

I am currently living with my parents; my job is in the same town where they live. I have lived here for just over two years. Since moving in, I shortly decided to actively adopt a more minimalist approach and overtime started to get rid of more things. The guest room I stay in (currently my room) is now clutter free and fairly minimal.

The initial reaction I got when I started getting rid of  some clothes was one of encouragement; my parents said it was good that I wanted to get rid of some things I no longer needed. However, when I started getting rid of even more things and started making this a regular habit, my mum really started to notice the change in my attitude, and asked me what I was doing.

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Minimalism and Reading

“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” Groucho Marx

Over the last couple of years, I have developed a habit of regularly reading. Yes, I have managed to accomplish this despite my background of hardcore video gaming.

When I was younger, I was fascinated by the world of video games. A significant amount of time in my childhood and teenage years was spent collecting mushrooms, saving the princess, racing against my friends, playing as James Bond and roaming the World of Warcraft.

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Sticking to Your Purpose

“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction” John F. Kennedy

Do you sometimes find that when working on some kind of project, even though you feel you are making progress and moving forward, that some of the details are not clear? Take work for instance; you are part of some project where you have been regularly contributing. When asked by somehow how it is going, you reply that it is going fairly well and its on course for completion. When asked what is the purpose of it, you find yourself struggling to come up with a clear answer, perhaps stumbling over some of your words and not quite coming across coherently? You may even laugh and admit “you know, I am not 100% on its purpose, but its coming together nicely”.

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