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?



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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?


    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 ⚘⚘⚘


  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!



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