Letter to myself: When you feel boring

Letters to myself

Letter to myself: When you feel boring

3 months ago

So you don't have the cool stories from your youth because you spent most of your time behind a computer to survive the chaos? So you don't even have cool stories from last week, because all the things you have to entertain yourself are linked to technology? WHO CARES. Seriously, who cares. Everyone is unique and different and so are you. All of this is[...]

2 Years ago

Journey to happiness

2 Years ago

3 months ago

07-03-2016 Lately, I've had it. It's not that I'm particularly busy, in fact, I hardly have anything to do, but I'm so scared that going through this hell will result in nothing. That I can't graduate and will have to go through this hell yet again. It will probably all be alright, but my mind can't let this go for even a second. Every morning,[...]

What is happiness to you?

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What is happiness to you?

6 months ago

Some time ago, I was talking to a friend about my anxiety flare up when he popped the question 'but what is happiness anyway?' Happiness is, of course, a very personal thing. It is different for everybody and you can't summarise it in a checklist or an exercise. So it got me thinking, what is happiness for me? - Not being scared of things I[...]

Sometimes things work out, and sometimes they don’t. And there is nothing I can do to change that

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Sometimes things work out, and sometimes they don’t. And there is nothing I can do to change that

6 months ago

I went to the event, the one I wrote about earlier this year. As I walked into Schiphol airport on my way there, I was so excited. This was going to change my life for the better and (as everyone had told me) I was going to love this unforgettable experience. 20 minutes into the event though, I knew I was going to hate it.[...]

Getting some focus with a vision board

Personal development

Getting some focus with a vision board

8 months ago

Ironically, my mind is always a mess, while my space is usually tidy. And when I say 'a mess', It means I want a million different things, I want them all now and I have no idea how to actually achieve them. So to channel my ambitions into something without going crazy, I usually create a vision board at the start of the year. This[...]

How to silence the self-hate voice

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How to silence the self-hate voice

8 months ago

Lately, I've been having a really hard time. Not because something tragic happened, just because my mind declared war on itself. In my opinion, self-love is not a lightbulb above your head, that instantly turns on when you do a certain exercise. It is not a giant break-through or an aha-moment. It is something that needs to grow. Taking care of yourself is a habit[...]

The anticlimactic story of how I am able to have children

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The anticlimactic story of how I am able to have children

9 months ago

So I have pretty bad pelvic floor issues. I've been having these issues since I was 14 and dealing with them actively for the last two years. So last month, my boyfriend and I went to a specialist. We answered some questions and she gave us advice. Halfway through the conversation, my boyfriend said something about the obstacles for the future, not being able to[...]

I have a choice to make

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I have a choice to make

10 months ago

Recently, my boss came to my desk and asked me if I want to join him and the rest of the team to the worlds most well-known self-development seminar. I wish I gave him a very enthusiastic 'YES!' but in truth, I simply couldn't answer straight away. Not because of the ticket price (which I'm sure, will be expensive) but because I believe I'm just[...]

2017: The year of adulting

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2017: The year of adulting

10 months ago

My baby brother was born. It still feels weird to realize I am not an only child anymore. Even after a couple months, it still feels like a whirlwind. I just hope it all settles down soon. Getting my first 'real job' as a copywriter. I'm very grateful for this to be my first job, yet I'm not completely happy and that's something I need[...]

22 life lessons I learned in 22 years

Journey to happiness

22 life lessons I learned in 22 years

10 months ago

When it comes to wisdom, I definitely realize I'm not quite there yet. But when I look back on years past, I know I've grown a lot. So to finish up my 22nd year on this ball in the sky, here are twenty-two life lessons I learned in my 22 years here. 1. Most people you worry about, you will never see again. Especially applies[...]