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Hey y’all! My name is Ana Carolina and I am a minimalist. I suppose that these days everyone is saying that.

I started this blog to have an outlet to discuss my passion for minimalism and my journey.

This self discovery started quite some time back. I suppose that I’ve always been fascinated by minimalism (art, fashion, etc.). It wasn’t until about a year ago that I decided to make some major changes in my life. Almost three years ago my mother passed away unexpectedly. I tried to hold on to the memory of her by holding on to her possessions. This only got me so far.

Whenever I finally decided to wash every piece of fabric in my home is when I actually noticed how much “stuff” I was clinging to. I’ve had many ups and downs, but I know I’ve changed for the better.

I don’t own 100 items. I own an insane amount of things.

I don’t own only one pair of shoes. I actually own 29.

I am not vegan or vegetarian.

I am still very much so on my journey. This is neither a bad journey or one that will ever be complete. This is a lifestyle choice.

I’ve called this blog The Blys because through minimalism I’ve found my bliss. Hopefully I can share a bit of that with you, reader.

What brings you The Blys?

Love,
AC

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  1. About three years ago, I gaveup my home and gave away almost all my possessions (including furniture), as I’d got a summer job on a campsite, where I would be living in a tent. When I returned home, I sofa-surfed until I found my own place to live. I furnished it with second-hand stuff, and I was happy to have so little. Gradually I started buying up the additional items I ‘needed’. Now my home is as heaped up as all my friends and neighbours homes, and I don’t like it. Just before I read your post was thinking about going through my wardrobe and store cupboard, pulling out everything I haven’t used for a year, and donating it to Oxfam.
    Thank you for this great post. It’s given me added inspiration.
    As for your 29 pairs of shoes, how many of them do you wear?

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    1. That’s incredible! What a great comment. Thank you for the sweet sentiment.

      I began the same way. Clothing, shoes, purses, intimates, scarves, etc. I tried to do one giant haul, but it ended up being about six car loads. More than I’d like to admit.

      As for shoes, I wear all of them! Some are weather appropriate and living in Florida doesn’t allow me to wear them all year, but it’s a bit more logical to keep these items (they are high quality and for cost effectiveness I hold onto them) instead of repurchasing each season. These items also last much malingering for me since they are worn less often.

      I was contemplating writing a post about my first steps toward free myself from all of my “stuff”. Should that be helpful?

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      1. I think a post like that would be awesome. Yours is the first blog I’ve read about minimalism. I reckon a lot of people would benefit from it. I already have. I stopped what I was doing immediately after messaging you, and began sorting.
        Thank you. Jane ⚘⚘⚘

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  2. Jane,

    I’ll get right on it and see what sort of inspiration I can bring you.

    Most of what I’m working on at home now are small details and sorting tiny items. I find those to be the most difficult. Paperwork is exhausting to go through. I finished half of it last night and am currently assembling a filing cabinet for the important paperwork that I must keep.

    Always here to support you!

    Ana

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