Blog Anniversary and Book Review

30 items of clothing, 8 pairs of shoes, 2 bags

This week marks a year since I started writing this blog. I cannot believe A Small Wardrobe has made it this far! I still remember writing my first few posts and feeling incredibly surprised and honoured when I realised it was actually receiving likes, follows, and encouraging comments.

I started my blog at a bit of a challenging time in my life, when I wasn’t very satisfied with the status quo. I wanted to start something new, something that represented what I was doing with my life. The blog has since taken on a life of its own, and now it fuels me.

Thank you so much for your support, because without you there is no blog! You have encouraged me from day one, and pushed me to overcome fears of failure and ridicule to reveal myself to you. I find working on this blog, my YouTube channel, my Instagram, my Patreon and Facebook accounts incredibly satisfying, and I know that I want to do this more and more.

I am a complete neurotic and I work on this content obsessively, so I have planned blog posts and videos well in advance, but please let me know below if there is a topic that you would like me to cover at some point in the future!


As my anniversary gift to you, I would like to offer a brief book review.

I have been meaning to spend more time discussing books that I read, and I think Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism by Fumio Sasaki is a good place to start.

Goodbye Things is the author’s tale of minimalism. Sasaki is a regular guy, like you or me. Sasaki recounts his initial motivation for undertaking minimalism, the journey he took, and its results. With the amount of buzz around minimalism, the story is not especially unique, but the writer’s style is worth the effort. Translated into simple English, the language is concise and precise, and results in a meditative read. While I read this book well into my minimalist journey, I feel it is suitable to anyone at any stage of simplifying their life. The book is available in digital format, which makes it all the more enticing.



  1. Hi there, many congratulations on your first anniversary! I thought your blog had been running a lot longer than that – it always seems so polished! You are by far my favourite blogger and You-Tuber and I look forward to another year of insightful, thoughtful posts that make me want to go a little further on my journey to simplicity. Lxx

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  2. A big congratulations from me to you! I have enjoyed all of your posts and find your content valuable always. I quite often find myself back to an early post “An Adventure In Japan” due to the beautiful photography and the minimal way of life encapsulated by living and travelling there. I used to live in Okinawa and find myself missing many rural parts of the beautiful country of Japan 🙂 Much continued joy and success with your blog! I’ll be here.

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  3. And (boom!) two happy messages at once!
    First of all: CONGRATS!!! This is such a great day to look back and see your progress! I wish you a lot of inspiration for your next year!

    And second: thank you for the review!!!! I’ve been thinking the last two days whether I should read it or not… This was like a sign for me.

    So anyway. Congratulations and good luck for the next year 🙂

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  4. Hi there, I just wanted to come back to you regarding the book review. I got a copy of Sasaki’s ‘Goodbye Things’ and really enjoyed it. I read it over two days and found so many insightful views. Thanks so much for the recommendation, Lxx

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