Contact JT

This is how you're going to reach out and get a hold of me unless you already know me, in which case... why are you here, just pick up the phone. 

Name *

Ottawa, Ontario

Just a little corner of the interwebz where I occasionally jot down a thought or two. Why do I do it? Partly to communicate in some way with you, the reader, and partly because it's some sad way of leaving a legacy of some kind I guess.



Jonathan Tom

Over the last couple of weeks I've been told about this new must watch documentary film on Netflix called Minimalism. Contrary to what most initial thoughts are when they hear the term the film centres less around living with very few possessions (well, it sorta does) and more around ensuring that the possessions that you do live with have significant meaning to you.

While watching the film I thought briefly about my own lifestyle and how it all applied to me. Honestly, I feel that people who travel for a living (such as myself) probably have a bit of an advantage when it comes to having high-quality belongings.

Because we can only carry so many things with us, it's important to make sure that the stuff we choose to carry actually means something to us. As an example, I tend to travel with a couple of pairs of jeans, a couple of t-shirts, a couple of snap shirts, a pair of sneakers, and a pair of flip flops. Obviously, this quick list doesn't include the essentials like socks, underwear, and toiletries...  I also travel with two pairs of my work pants, work shirts, and my steel toe boots which I have to have for my job.

If you have an hour and twenty minutes I would recommend that you check out the documentary and see if/how you can apply the concepts to your life.