From Winter right on to Valentine’s Day; it’s no secret that this time of the year can be pretty stressful, unpleasant, and downright annoying to those of us who are single, especially for those who have been for a long time. I’m right there with ya, peeps, and although I’ve mostly depicted myself as a happy single, girl-power-and-all kind of person, there are definitely moments of loneliness, often accompanied by feeling hopeless and being absolutely sure that this is it and I’ll just end up alone and that’s that. I’m absolutely sure I’m not the only one, and those are just moments that we have to get through to come out stronger, so I’ve summed up a couple of things that have helped me, and will hopefully help you when you have a case of the ol’ Valentine’s Day blues.
I didn’t choose the organised life, the organised life chose me. Or at least I started getting more organised simply because I had to if I wanted to juggle a 4/5 job, a love for watching as much series and films I wanted, whenever I wanted, this blog, and a small household (yes, I do count two cats and one lady as a household and you should, too) all by myself. It didn’t take me long to realise that the most potentially productive day for me was Sunday, so here I am; sharing to the blog the little chores AND quality time I manage to pull off (nearly) every Sunday, all while managing to keep it my favourite day of the week despite its busy-ness. Maybe it’ll inspire you to make the most of your Sundays (or whichever day is more handy for you), as well!
They’re everywhere these days, aren’t they? A colourful and pretty arrangement of inspirational, motivational words for every thought or doubt that crosses our mind, some more thought-through or interpretable than the other, but well-meant nonetheless. Personally? I love collecting the ones that speak to me on a WORDS board on Pinterest and occasionally share them on here, and that’s what I wanted to do today (you know, new year and all). However, while I was scrolling through the whole thing, picking out the ones I thought would help me take on 2019, I found that there were a couple that just didn’t sound as good to me as they used to and decided to include those as well, just to illustrate how personally interpretable those supposed ‘inspirational’ quotes can be. Take a look at my favourite six AND the two I’m choosing to ignore this year in this post!
Je kent ze wel, die goede voornemens die we zowat gezamenlijk aan het einde van elk jaar proberen opsommen. Sommige houden we vol, andere gaan genadeloos de vergeetput in na amper een paar maanden terwijl we ons afvragen of het allemaal wel wérkt. Well, I’m here to tell you dat ze dat echt wel doen. Als je erin gelooft, je jezelf kent en ze ook daarop afstemt. Geen idee hoe je eraan moet beginnen? Dan heb je hier alvast een paar ideetjes die je nog snel voor dat aftellen kunnen inspireren! Mijn eigen New Year Resolutions er nog ergens tussen gezwierd, of course. ;)
Dag en bedankt voor de chocolade, Sinterklaas! Nu is het officieel tijd om af te tellen naar Kerst en Nieuw, hoera! Natuurlijk hoort daar een gigantische cadeautjesjacht bij, en omdat die niet altijd even vlotjes verloopt (nog iemand zo ongelooflijk veel schrik van die jaarlijkse, onvermijdelijke last minute panic?) heb ik in deze blogpost mijn 6 favoriete gift-giving tips verzameld om die zoektocht een beetje makkelijker én leuker te maken. Read on!
Hello & good evening, you! Het is ondertussen al een paar dagen december, zeg, en dus hoog tijd om een nieuw to do lijstje van de maand online te zwieren. Read on en ontdek hoe ik van de drukste periode van het jaar toch ook een beetje ga voor meer rust.
Fun fact: today is (or rather was) Occult Day! And since I’ve always thought the mystical, supernatural and magical had something pretty cool about them, and my love for Tarot Readings has recently awoken from its slumber, I thought it would be THE perfect day to tell you why I love these cards so much, and how they can be so much more than silly (OR IS IT? I promise you, sometimes something freakishly accurate will come out of those cards. Spooky.) superstition. Read on!
The 11th of November is a busy day. Above all, we remember the heroes of WWI. Apart from that, some bearded fellow leaves gifts for kids here in Belgium, but more importantly (at least for me) we’ve come to celebrate ‘Singles’ Day’ as well. Let’s forget about the fact that it’s mostly a very commercial holiday blown over from China for a second here, and look at the whole idea behind it: acknowledging AND appreciating Singledom, giving the whole thing its own special day in what’s considered the hardest time during a year to even be single: cuffing season. The topic of being single is very close to my heart, as you probably already know by now, and so it was sort of a given I’d write you a blogpost all about dealing with it, and why it’s simply not the worst thing in the world. Heck, you’re probably even better off. Read on!
Hi there! It’s been awfully quiet over here, hasn’t it? I’m afraid that was all due to a bit of a personal rut I had to go through these past couple of weeks. Those do tend to happen once in a while, and it’s quite a lot to explain. I’m sure I will, though, when I feel like it, but for now: let’s focus on this new month, a new beginning and a brand new to do list to keep this courage and energy going while they’re here. Take a look!
With voting day behind us here in Belgium and the results being just that little bit too scary to my liking, I could do with a smile or two today. And whenever that happens, I find that turning to my Calvin and Hobbes collection always does the trick. There’s just something so recognisable about Watterson’s work that either makes you laugh because you’ve thought the exact same thing this way too clever 6-year-old has, or comforts you because you’re clearly not the only OR first one to recognise there’s something quite wrong with certain things. Don’t believe me? Take a look at some of my favourites!