Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things

minimalismdocumentaryAt the recommendation of a good friend, I watched Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things today.

This could not have come at a more perfect time as I was stressing about what I ‘need’ to buy for my new apartment.

The documentary taught me to ask myself one simple question before making a purchase.

How will this add value to my life?

If it doesn’t add value to my life, I’m not buying it.


Today we agreed in writing to how we’ll split up our debt. I am relieved to have all that decided and out of the way.

In addition to just over $11,000 for my car loan, I have about $5,000 in credit card debt that I am solely responsible for. Hello, emotional spending. It’s time to reign this childish bullshit in.

We’ve agreed that I will live in this (one bedroom) apartment with him and split the rent and utilities for a few more months so I can pay off my credit card before getting my own place.

I’ve offered to trade off sleeping on the couch and bed each night, but he says he’ll keep taking the couch. We’ll see how long that lasts.

He does not want this divorce, but he says he still wants this to be amicable.

Can a divorce when one party doesn’t want it really be amicable? I guess we’ll see…