Why Green Dreams?

All my life I’ve valued intentional living, with a close connection to nature. I’m in my early 40’s, and naturally this have looked different throughout different stages of my life, I am sure this is true for many people. I am a minimalist at heart. I like the way Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist nails what minimalism is:

“Minimalism is the intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of anything that distracts us from it.”

That pretty much describes what minimalism is to me. Minimalism can be pursued in so many different ways. Maybe you ask, what does this so called minimalism look like in my life? I’m so happy you asked!

I choose to make a lot of time for my children.

I choose experiences before possessions.

I choose to not have a car. (Starting with the choice of living where I don’t need one.)

I choose to ride my bike and walk when I need to get somewhere close by (less than 10km/6miles,) and public transportation for longer distances (sustainable public transportation using renewable fuels preferred.)

I choose to not have a TV, but instead watch things I intentionally choose on my laptop. 

I value education, and learning new things. 

I value skills that makes me feel good about my self. (Knowing how to fix things at home, cook from scratch, bake bread, grow my own food etc.)

I make good use of our local library.

I choose to spend time in nature on my free time.

My home is not cluttered with unnecessary stuff, but I have everything I need.

I have a capsule closet, (adjusted to fit the four seasons I have where I live.) 

I choose the name Green Dreams for my blog mainly for two reasons; because I like to consider the environment in my daily choices, and I absolutely love to grow my own food. I am working towards my dream of living a more self-sufficient life, growing the majority of my food myself. Life happens and the dream is still a couple years away, but it is very much alive, especially in the shape of my balcony garden (and the amount of time I spent looking at suitable land on the internet..) I’m not new to the concept of blogging, but decided that I needed a new, fresh start. I hope to reconnect with old blogging friends, and make many new friends. It’s great to see you here! What was your first thought seeing my new blog? What thoughts came to mind when you saw the name Green Dreams? What are your thoughts about minimalism? 

Love,

Maria

23 thoughts on “Why Green Dreams?

  1. Hi Maria, I’m glad to see you return to blogging with a new blog. I love your blog header photo and tagline. The blog name is beautiful in its simplicity and brings up wonderful images for me. My thoughts on minimalism and current lifestyle are the same like yours, except I’m working on recycling my clothes to get to a capsule closet. Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Hi Natalie, great to see you! Thank you! My old blog felt outdated, and did not represent me anymore. I needed a couple months to evaluate what I wanted to do next. This blog is going to be very simple in its layout and design. I have to admit that I have been keeping up with some of the coffee shares during my blogging break, just because I missed you all 🙂
      Recycling clothes (and other things) is a great idea. We have a couple lovely second hand stores here, one is rather big and the profits goes to charity. Have a lovely rest of your week!

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  2. I was very happy to see you back Maria. Because I know you pretty well as a long time blogger, I also know that your journey has been deliberate and thoughtful. I look forward to hearing more about you and how life has unfolded.

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  3. Hi Maria! It is great to see you here. “What thoughts came to mind when you saw the name Green Dreams?” I know you well enough that it is pretty close to what you said 🙂

    A part of me would love to go minimalist. Of course I write that sitting in the middle of my home electronic music studio… lol.

    Anyway, looking forward to your new blog 🙂

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    1. I know you do. This blog is me 🙂
      Well, minimalism can express itself in many different ways, my balcony garden is my exception. Thank you for your kindness 🙂

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  4. Welcome back!! I love everything about your new blog and I can see why you have created it this way and it is clean and beautiful! I wish we were more like minimalists, we (my hubby and I) are the exact opposite having way too much stuff!! I could write a novel about this subject, so I’ll just stop here as I’m so happy you are back in the blogging world!! ❤️🐴🤠🤩

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    1. Thank you so much! Looking forward to your novel 😉 Joke aside, we are all different and it is easy to see how a life well lived does add up to some possessions. Great seeing you here!

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    1. Thank you so much! I appreciate your comment. I just visited your blog and was fascinated by the urban landscape you showed us in one of your most recent posts.

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