I have given up on my wallet.
Yeah, I know, it’s an “essential” but that leather carrier has just been inviting me to sign up for every coffee loyalty card in downtown Manhattan – and, remember, I’ve been embracing a more minimalist life. But, what really drove me to give up on my wallet is winter. I’m always wearing a huge coat with big pockets, so I don’t always need a handbag. I just take the
essentials absolute necessities: keys, phone, headphones, bank card, credit card, subway card, i.d.
It’s kind of liberating in this weird way, and makes for a lighter lifestyle. And it’s had me thinking about what we deem as essentials that maybe aren’t really, but I suppose this depends on the person and what they need every day.
What are the real essentials for you, those items you definitely can’t leave the house without? I always feel weird if I forget my phone, but some people leave it at home on purpose…