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 I’m going to a job I love and I’ve never had that before. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had amazing jobs in the past, but I usually dreaded going to work. When I step out on this campus I feel warmth, love, happiness, positivity, and every other term for happy. Working in student affairs again has reminded me that this is my place in the workforce and I’m going to do my best to stay! Here are some pictures from my time at TAMUG so far:

I got to meet Reveille!


Just one of the many amazing views on campus!

As I was typing that last paragraph, I realized I can thank minimalism for this happy moment. It might not make sense straight off, but let me explain: Minimalism has taught me to give up things that don’t bring value to my life and that has allowed me to drop not just material objects, but people and jobs as well. In September 2016 I started my journey without realizing what was happening around me. By leaving Law Enforcement Dispatch, I would start a chain of events that would eventually lead me to Texas A&M.

I know many individuals that are stuck in a job they hate with a fiery passion, but continue to stay because they need the money or they are afraid of change. Change is a scary thing at times, especially if you’re the type to never change anything about your life. But when you’re stuck in a negative environment and nothing is being done to fix it you’re going to start taking that negativity home with you and it will cause either depression, anxiety, or stress outside the work area. Yes, we need money to survive, but many individuals need to realize that there are always going to be other options out there (Sometimes that’s not the case and I understand. Especially if no one is hiring or you lack the certain qualifications employers are looking for). If you’re stuck in a job you hate, start looking for other jobs! Many will disagree, but I’ll always say you have a choice. We only have one life to live and why on earth would you waste that precious time on something that is killing you mentally or keeping you from happiness?  If you relate to this and have children, what are your children thinking when they see you staying in a job you hate? They will start to think that is a norm and that is not a norm for living, folks. We need to set good examples for the children of the world so they don’t make the same mistakes some of us have.

It’s not always easy to choose happiness over negativity because it’s easier to be negative than happy. Many of my friends and family know that I’m a positive guy and love to spread positivity, but I still deal with negative moments. Over the last month, I’m been extremely happy, but I’ve felt this negative vibe surrounding me and it’s been hard to shack off. I have no clue why I’ve been feeling this way, but it’s there. But I have a choice between choosing to let the negativity take over or try my best to turn those negative vibes into positive ones! I will always choose positivity over negativity, even if it means hard work. The same goes for work and I will always want what’s best for me mentally and I feel like I’ve finally found that with TAMUG.  I value my mental health and I will do my best to stay happy.

Thank you for taking the time to read my posts. Before, I stated that I’d do a post a week, but I’m going to try for one post a month. If I get the time for a second that month I’ll get it out there, but for now one will do! If you have any questions about my minimalistic lifestyle drop me a line and I’ll do my best to help out!

If you get a chance, leave a comment below about how you pushed something extremely negative out of your life. I’d love to hear your stories about overcoming such obstacles!


Minimalist of Galveston Isle.




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