All posts tagged: Personal

3 Reasons to choose for yourself

There was a time I was working two jobs and instead of resting, I chose meeting my friends and family over sleep. If anyone used the words: “But I haven’t seen you for so long,” or “I need a favor,” I’d put my rest aside and do what I thought had to be done. As a matter of fact, I’d feel guilty when I chose to do what felt good for me.

Sounds familiar? If so, here are 3 reasons why it’s okay to choose for yourself.

12 Quotes to kick ass!

It’s Monday, the day that many of us dread. That’s okay. However, that won’t take away that we have to go through Monday. Here are some quotes from inspirational individuals so you can kick ass anyway! Do sharks complain about Monday? No. They’re up early, biting shit, chasing stuff, being scary – reminding everyone they’re a fucking shark. – Unknown Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to get out and kick ass! – Maya Angelou Now, if you know what you’re worth then get out and get what you’re worth! – Sylvester Stallone The most effective way to do it, is to just do it. – Amelia Earhart As long as persevere and endure, we can get anything we want. – Mike Tyson Life’s tough, darling. But so are you. – Stephanie Bennett-Henry Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion – Muhammad Ali I never dreamed of succes, I worked for it- Estee Lauder You have a bad day; you go to bed, you wake up and you work …

Sunday Reflecting: live in the present

On Sunday’s my mother after my mom went to church, we’d cruise around to wherever. Yeah, we would literally just get in the car and drive to certain towns. Admiring the houses, talk about what it’d look like from the inside, look at some poor choices of gardening. But most importantly, it allowed me to dream. Oh, how I would dream.  Life didn’t turn out that way, tho. Now, you might think this has me absolutely depressed, because clearly my life isn’t as I had dreamed it would be. But I’m not, at least not anymore. Which is exactly what has me writing this today.

Highlights of ’17

I said it once and I’ll say it again, this year flew by!
But for the first time in a while I can look back at the year with a smile on my face.
I have failed, overcome and grown in a way that 3 years ago I didn’t deem as possible.
Which is why as a little shoulder pat to myself, I’m  listing some of my highlights of ’17.

How to go on when you're down

How to keep going?

I’d like to dedicate this piece to my dear friend. She called me last night -we hadn’t talked on the phone or in person for at least 2-3 months- to tell me how much my previous post. This meant a lot, as this is exactly the reason I do this. But then she asked me a question and it was a question I had asked myself many times. How do I keep going when everything is going to shit?

Had she asked me this 4 years ago, I would’ve told her: by surviving.

But now, in 2017, I know how to keep going even when everything seems to fall apart and I want to share it with you.

From SMART to SMARTER

Well, queen of wishing c’est moi. Unconsciously so. I don’t know how many times I’ve said I wanted something and got mad (not frustrated, just straight up furious) my dreams weren’t becoming reality.  It wasn’t until this year that I had made one of my resolutions to actually see my dreams come to life that I found out that I wasn’t being SMART.

Photo diary: my getaway as a unicorn

Or as a mermaid, whichever mystical creature floats your boat. But I went to Curacao keeping in mind that I was gonna sparkle like a unicorn. And no less. Why? Because for the past few months I had to look as normal as possible (whatever the hell that means) for job interviews. So I had to refrain from bold and long nails, crazy hair colors or outrageous hairstyles. After being turned down so often, because of my vacation plans (which I totally understand), I felt like I needed to turn my shine on again. How? I told my braidstylist that I wanted a hidden rainbow, and my nailtech that I wanted nails to match my rainbow hair.

I was so ready to go to Curacao and have a great time. Why don’t you take a look at what I did and where I went during my first few days on the island.

Shopping list: Open Back Tops

Last Sunday it was an actual SUNday! Giving me a chance to whip out one of my favorite sweaters. Me feeling myself in this weather, took the chance to snap a pic and obviously posted this on IG. After posting this photo I got the question where I got my sweater from. And honestly I got this sweater 2 (or maybe even 3) years ago from Boohoo.com. But me feeling the need to answer this question on a more positive note, I decided to take it upon myself to find out if there are any similar looking sweaters available now. Which inspired me to make this shopping list of open back tops. So thank you, Quain_trelle, for the inspiration! I hope you’ll find any to your liking! Alright then, let’s get on with the list. Ria Slash Neck Open Back Sweater €14,00 from Boohoo.com Cheap Monday Knit Jumper with Open Back €56,00 from Asos.com Milk It Vintage T-Shirt With Distressing And Open Back €26,67 from Asos.com Esme Open Back Detail Blouse €20,00 from Boohoo.com Cheap Monday Knit Jumper with Open Back …

I took the jump!

Yessss! I finally have time to write a new post. Sike, not really. I’m on the bus on my way to work, writing and listening to a podcast. But bustrips have become my only breaks. Or at least I try to make them my breaks as these usually get filled with phonecalls.(Hey Noa, hey Grace!) But now, I technically have time, plus a reason to write. Because your girl just started  her own (t-shirt)-line. That’s right. I finally took the jump. Some of you who have been following me on IG and/or on FB were already aware and some of you even ordered already (yay!). I’ve been wanting to start my own line for so long, but fact is…Your girl can’t sew shit. Which is quite a requirement to start up from scratch. Or so I thought. Actually, I thought I lacked a lot to get started. I can’t sew, I don’t have a proper computer to work on, I don’t have a start-up budget. All by all, I solely had been focusing on what I didn’t/don’t have. Until I …