Becoming Minimalist: Dana’s Story

“Becoming Minimalist” shares another story of a personal journey into minimalism. Twenty-one year old Dana says, “I don’t know why, but it is so hard to look at your stuff sometimes and really see what you have.” She describes her teenage bedroom as “organized chaos”, and shares her discovery that so much stuff was weighing her down. As she purged and changed her consuming habits, Dana reflected on the ways our possessions have memories associated with them, baggage even, and concludes that “…the only way to be set free is to let go…minimalism gives me my identity back.” Words of wisdom!

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By Carrie Rattle

Carrie Rattle is a Principal at, a website for women focused on mind and money behaviors. She has worked in the financial services industry for 20+ years and hopes to inspire women to better prepare themselves for financial independence. Read More