Why I got rid of everything I own.

moving to costa rica

I’m a few days out from one of the biggest decisions I have ever made in my life.


I sold all of my furniture.


I donated 90% of my shoes and clothing.


I closed my memberships at my local yoga studio and gym.


I sold my jeep.


I said “see ya later” to my wonderful friends and loving family.


I cancelled my cable, internet & phone bill.


I moved out of my house…the place that has kept me safe for many years now.


I have no keys on my key chain for the first time in my life. I have no home for the first time in my life.


I have purged the things that no longer serve me because I am not my things. All the stuff many of us surround ourselves with is merely a distraction and we are filling a void. The journey from having everything to having nothing has been an emotional roller coaster, but I’ve stepped off the ride a wiser person, equipped with a knowledge and understanding of material possessions that I definitely did not have before.

I know I sound crazy and you might be wondering why I got rid of everything I own? Well, the answer is simple. To be free. To become wild again.


Its amazing how attached we become to things we do not need. It’s a challenge of minimalism. Minimalism is a way to put a stop to the gluttony of the world around us. I want to be more with less. The accumulation of stuff is like an anchor, it ties us down. We are always terrified of losing all our ‘stuff’. Once I let it go, I experienced a freedom like never before: a freedom from greed, debt, obsession and overworking.


I trust the universe to guide me in the right direction…because, you see, the universe always has your back.


So, I’m following my heart, taking a huge risk and heading to Central America because we weren’t born to just pay bills and die. See you later USA. Its been real.


Much love and good vibes,

Samantha Cubillos

7 thoughts on “Why I got rid of everything I own.

  1. Jillian says:

    I’m so excited for you & your new adventures! I have been purging thing in my life over the last year and one day hope to be in the same position you are in today. Much love girl. Safe travels. And just incase we don’t reconnect one day, have a great life!

  2. Rosa Ortez says:

    My Dearest Gentle!
    I could never put into words just how amazed and proud I am of you, you’ve become one hell of a women since I met you back in 6th grade. You inspire me and so many others, the way you live life is truly the way it is meant to be lived. I know you’ll do great in Costa Rica, I cannot wait til you’re settled in and I can come visit.
    I love you and greatly admire you, your vision, your passion and determination. Here’s to the Pura Vida!

    Love you!

  3. Michael Ekegren says:

    Love you guys! A huge congratulations and best wishes for the journey to follow. Undoubtedly, these will be the greatest years of your lives.

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