Sad to say, I don’t have that many commitments. The only ones I really have are to my other half, our life together and to not letting myself down. Jake does tell me I ned to get out there more, so this was another part of the 30 Day Minimalism Challenge that I did a little differently.
Being a person without many commitments I decided to take on some more. Namely aiming to make myself more social, because sitting around at home isn’t that stimulating. So to start it all off I picked up a project to help a friend out.
My old roommate Yukiko teaches a web design class and she reached out to me to help her create a homepage for her students projects. It’s not only a a fun little project, it’s giving me that chance to learn Sketch 3. Sketch is a really cool program that takes the best of Illustrator and Photoshop and combines them in a way that you an output designs and CSS attributes for web and mobile application design. Really cool if you ask me.
Now being a person who likes to dabble in lots of different things as my whim suits me I am being careful to approach things differently. Rather than looking at this project with the mindset of “oh, cool, a fin a new program!,” I’m looking at this as 1) a way to reconnect with awesome friends and 2) a way to refresh my skills in the field of web design.
If you’re a erson like me who tends to be a bit on the antisocial or “homebody” side of things, it’s not bad to take on a few commitments if you are trying to practice a minimalist lifestyle. Just be sure that what you are getting involved in is something good for you, your career, etc., in the long run and not just something that sound great right now. The commitments you have should bring meaning to your life, not overwhelm you. But no matter what commitments you add or cut out of your routine, just make sure that everything you do makes you happy and impacts you in a positive way.