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Thursday, October 31, 2013

The November Minimalist Challenge

I know it is short notice, but starting tomorrow I am doing the Minimalist Challenge for the month of November, which I read about here. Essentially it works like this:

On the first day of the month, you pick one thing to give away, donate, throwaway, etc. I am going to take a picture of it, and post it to the Paddling Otaku Facebook page.  On day two of the month I choose two things. On day three I choose three things. Until the end of the month when I have to choose 30 things to get rid of.

If you are interested in joining me, head over to my Facebook page.

What does this have to do with paddling? Only a little. I am a firm believer in the "Bruce Lee/Jeet Kune Do" school of kayaking. Which is essentially, take what works, and throw the rest of it away. I teach a very simplified form of paddling. I also feel the same way about gear. If I get something new, I am replacing something old. One in, one out. I try hard to do this in my life. I am not always successful, but I try.

So that is how it relates to paddling. Being a minimalist is something that I find stress relieving. When I can't find something I don't have far to look for it. I have very little clutter. It makes everything more simple, and a simple life is a good life. For me anyway. So if you would like to give it a try, head over to Facebook.

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