I have been living on a small desert island in the Maldives for the past 18 months. In fact tomorrow is the official year and a half anniversary. Suffice to say, it is a very beautiful (but teeny tiny) paradise island kind of thing. Imagine the most pristine island paradise you can think of and that would be it.
Anyway, after living here for 18 months, I realised that I have been living in a very small room with very little stuff and yet my life is as content as it has ever been before. I have been living a minimalist existence. That’s not to say that living here is in some way difficult. Don’t think that I am living like Harry Potter, in a dingy cupboard under the stairs, my life is a beautiful but simple existence. It just has so few complications.
So, the reason for this blog is that my life has completely changed now. The things I really appreciate here are friends, amazing sunsets, wonderful food, nature.. you get the picture. I have not really watched TV there is no cinema on the island, no real entertainment and yet it has been amazing. I will soon be leaving the island and moving to the middle east but I will continue my minimal lifestyle and will write about the various events in the hope that they may well be slightly interesting for other people to follow.