A Minimalist’s Brief Origin Story

My story begins on May 12th, 2016 in Kibler, AR while on vacation visiting my parents. That morning, my father woke me up so I could take their dog to the groomers for an 8 AM appointment. The trip alone took me about 20min total and when I finally got back to the house I…

Re-Evaluation Time

I’ve had a lot of thoughts running through my brain this month with the holiday season in the air. So here’s my third post of the month! When I started Minimalism, I told myself that I would re-evaluate every few months or so and that I’d get rid of more items that don’t bring value…

My Father

This post is dedicated to my father, Dale English. RIP, Dad                                            December 12, 1948 – May 12, 2016. I knew when my dad died that I’d miss him every day, but no one is ever…

Your Choice

Howdy! I truly hope everyone reading this had an amazing Thanksgiving and got some time with family/friends. I want to talk about something that happened to me over the holiday and I’m very proud of how I handled the situation. And I can honestly say I would not have reacted the way I did if…

Random Thoughts from a Minimalist

Since the end of October, I’ve been trying to figure out a topic to cover, but I hit a roadblock. This post is really going to be improvised and from the heart. I’ve almost been working for Texas A&M Galveston for a month now and I couldn’t be happier. Every morning I wake up knowing…

Just Let it Go!

To start out, I want to say that I apologize for the late post. The month of September was a very busy, yet an exciting month for me! I started a great new job only to resign from that job because I was offered a dream position at Texas A&M Galveston as an Admissions Counselor,…

Kick Negativity to the Curb

Besides being a minimalist, I also practice the art of positivity. What’s the art of positivity, you ask? I’ll tell you! The art of positivity is taking extreme effort into being positive throughout your day and not letting small negative impacts ruin your day. Example: In the past, if I was ever late for work…

Debt? More like Stress!

“I should go out for a couple drinks, even if my account is low. I’ll put it on the credit card and pay it off with my next check.” -Myself That was me, folks. For years I told myself the same thing over and over, thinking I’ll just pay off that credit card debt the…

The Evolution of Minimalism for an Average Minimalist

First off, this post is dedicated to a close friend of mine, Chelsea. Chelsea, thank you for encouraging me to start this blog and thank you for coming up with the name “The Minimalist of Galveston Island.” Your opinion means a lot to me and I’m glad you’re in my life. Hello again! If you’re…