Many of my friends have heard me say something to the extent of, “Isn’t it crazy how…[insert something relatively normal in our modern society]?” I always find technology, and how far along it’s come, to be absolutely fascinating and something my mind sometimes needs a moment to really think about. When I tell people about my wonder, they tend to think I’m weird. Understandable, since we live in a hyper-connected, super tech-savvy society where 10-year-olds spend recess downloading apps to their phones and the concept of putting pen to paper to communicate with someone seems like an ancient one. It’s amazing though, right?
Brian sent me this clip this morning with the added message, “This should be the official video of #firstworldpains.” Louis CK on Conan O’Brien about how amazing our world is today and how nobody appreciates it.
Since I’ll be traveling for a few months with no job or apartment lined up upon returning, I’m attempting to sell pretty much all of my furniture and a good portion of other items. My current roommate jokes that I’m becoming a gypsy.
I was discussing my moving situation with my boyfriend, who’s been bouncing around for quite some time now, and I mentioned that I definitely had more things to move than him, even if I sold everything I wanted to. He wrote back, “That’s not saying much since I live like a nomad.” I told him that I wanted to live like one too, sort of inspired by him.
He recently and finally moved to an apartment that is permanent (well, until the lease is up, of course). He has a huge space, a personal bathroom in his room, and a deck with a hammock — but only a few bags of personal belongings. As a result, his room is totally bare and his drawers are less than half full (I was in disbelief as I helped him unpack; I have a dresser, extra drawers, and a closet, and I still cannot contain everything). I’ve always wanted to live more minimally, and I think seeing his room after he settled in made me want to sell my things even more.
Anyway, he then told me to YouTube “The Minimalist Part I” — an Xtranormal video. I’ve never read minimalist blogs and am not trendy enough to even know they existed, but this video was still pretty entertaining.