Thursday, August 5, 2010

My Mother Loves Me

If you caught the news clip on me you'll have noticed the toward the end they metnioned that my parents have no idea Im doing this. Well that used to be true. My fathers response: "What the Hell is that kid doing?" My mother, however, sent me a wonderful email encouraging me to be safe and applauding my efforts to find out the draw and the undeniable allure of the minimalist life. It made me feel so much better about what I am doing! And I am bringing her out here in two weeks to celebrate my birthday with me and my aunt too and am SO SO excited to introduce her to my life and all of my friends out here in Utah!
Here is what has been going on lately:

My bike finally got fixed! I tend to develop an pretty intimate relationship with my bikes. I had one over a year ago that was stolen from me while I was at work and I cried all night, it was a little embarrassing actually. Its just that my bike outputs like 5 times the effort I do to make my life easier and gets me wherever I need to go! I miss it while it was in the shop and now I feel like Im back in business. So I was able to get some errands done. Took some clothes to the laundry mat. Im so surprised at all the things that I take for granted on a daily basis because I have been so used to them being around me my whole life. For instance, I forgot detergent! And I did not have the coin to get any at the mat so I washed my clothes without it, although I found just a tiny bit, the last dregs of soap left in a box in the trash and threw that in there.

I then went to the campus of BYU to use the internet and ran into some old friends who did not know how I had been living and were very surprised. I told them all about the goals and things I was learning and sort of was able to sway them to liking the idea. However I could not sway my bishop! See Im Mormon (duh, Utah) and my bishop is like my Pastor or Priest. He sent me an email saying that he had caught the news and seen me. He sounded so caring and worried for me and it broke my heart! And he wants to meet with me on Sunday, to gently scold me no doubt! Not looking forward to that. Wish me Luck!


  1. let us know how it goes, keep us updated!! I really enjoy reading your posts. you are amazing!! and if i didnt have a family I would love to do what you are doing! you are learning to live simple and finding happiness in the small things, the things we all forget about being so caught up in everyday life. you remind us all to slow down and enjoy the simple things which is hard to do. you inspire me:)

  2. So what did the bishop say? Spill the beans!