The happiest moments of my life have been those moments when I have lived life fully; when I have been surrounded by people, family, friends and community; when I have dared to face my fears; when I have dared to let go of stuff…I mean things that don’t add value to my life. I remember when I managed to fit everything that I needed into a backpack and left behind me an empty apartment – that was freedom. I remember the excitement when I gave away things that I didn’t really need, but added value to others – that was happiness. Every time I open the fridge and almost all food is gone – I feel grateful, because I have made use of all the food, knowing that nothing has gone to waste.

I’m Sanna. I love to travel because it opens up my senses, my heart and my mind to the world outside. I love to read, to play music, to dance, to go for coffees with friends, to be surrounded by family and to spend time in nature. Most of the “things” that I like are actually not “things” but experiences.

This blog is about living life with less, inspired by Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus, known as “The Minimalists”.

“Less is more” is something I learned the first time I went to Sri Lanka, when I realised that “community” is more powerful than money itself. I was amazed when I realised how a cup of tea and other simple things in life can bring so much joy.

After watching the documentary Minimalism I wrote down a couple of quotes:

“Ask yourself the question: Does this add value to my life? If not, then you must be willing to let go”

“Love people, use things – because the opposite doesn’t work”