The Daily Life of a Student | Photo Diary Week 30

I have been thinking and brainstorming for so long on ways to incorporate a bit more personality into my blog. I like to have a business and beauty aspect to it, but I also like it to be personal. It’s my own little place on the internet, after all. So, I’ve been trying to start a photo diary, but I noticed that I’m absolutely terrible at it. I keep forgetting to take pictures of daily things, since I’m not used to doing it. I kept pushing starting this series until I finally managed to take enough pictures, but that day just wouldn’t come. So, today I’m just going to start. I am going to do a weekly segment on Bottle of Happiness where I share (some) pictures of my week and I tell you what I’ve done that week. I don’t have pictures for each day, but I’ll learn to do that eventually. For now, let’s just get started on my week 30!

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How a Hobby Can Sometimes Be Stressful

As most of you know, I have been working on this blog, my hobby, for a long time now. We’re actually nearing my 7th anniversary. However, over the span of those 7 years I have not consistantly blogged. I actually started fully blogging again last september. I’ve really been enjoying it and I’ve been working really hard on it and I’ve been having some realizations. If it were up to me, I’d do this the rest of my life and turn it into my full time job. However, right now that’s not an option, so I’m keeping it as my hobby. But that is kind of where the problem lies for me. It is a hobby, but since I want to turn it into a job, I’ve started treating it like a job more. This in turn made me more and more stressed. Let’s talk about that for a second, because I’m sure there’s more people with the same issues.

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I’m Taking a Break From University and Here’s Why

I’ve talked about it a bit already in a recent YouTube video, but I thought it would be a good idea to discuss this topic in a decent article as well. As some of you know, I’m taking a little break from my studies, and there’s a reason behind that. A pretty good reason if you ask me. I wanted to talk about it, because sometimes study breaks are a bit of a taboo. It’s expected that you just go to college and get your degree. But what if there’s something stopping you? I thought I’d discuss this topic a bit, to help people out who are also thinking about taking a break. Let’s get into it.

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The Craziest Thing I’ve Ever Done as an Introvert: Filming with Essence Cosmetics

When I’m writing this it’s a day after my first video with Essence Cosmetics went online on their YouTube channel. I’ve thought about writing about this experience, but I wasn’t sure if it would be interesting, what I would tell you exactly and if it was even allowed to be talked about. So I decided on just not writing about that, until now. Since the video went live I’ve almost continuously thought about it and the reactions. I’ve watched the video about five times now and my mind has just been racing. And since this is my personal blog where I also write about my personal thoughts, I decided to use it that way again and rant a bit about this. Because I do have a lot of thoughts.

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A Day in my Life: My 20th Birthday!

As you know, I love sharing personal bits every once in a while. I’ve been thinking of doing ‘day in my life’ photologs, to show you a bit more of what my life is like. And what better day to start with than my birthday? The 3rd of October I turned 20 and I did a lot of fun stuff. Today I’m taking you with me. Let’s get into it!

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The Drive of Your Life

Some time ago, my parents and I were talking to my neighbor who has been in and out of hospital a couple of times now. It was a very casual conversation, but of course, being my neighbor, he was giving some real life lessons. He kept talking about needing something that drives him, otherwise life would not be worth living and it wouldn’t be fun. That comment kept me thinking for a while. What drives me to get up everyday?

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On Mental Health

I have been wanting to talk about mental health for a while now. In some personal articles I have mentioned that I struggle with life a bit sometimes. Because I am definitely not the only one, and there are people who experience a lot worse, I thought it would be good to open up this conversation. A lot of people on social media have been adressing the stigma around mental health lately. People like Jessie Paege share a lot about their own mental health and are trying to delete the taboo around this topic. One of the most important steps of improving your mental health, is to talk about your problems. It gets heavier and heavier to keep them to yourself. That’s why it’s important that social media is getting more open to discuss things like this and that’s why I want to address it today as well.

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My goals for 2019

You’re probably thinking: “It’s already February and you’re just now posting about your 2019 goals?” Yes. That is correct. Usually I don’t really have New Year’s Resolutions™, mainly because January 1st is such a weird day to start new habits. Christmas break is still going, there are still a couple of Christmas and birthday parties, and in one or two weeks finals will start. There is just no space and time to think about what I want to achieve and how I’m going to do that. And definitely no time to actually do it. So, now the first month of 2019 is over, I have finally established my goals for this year and I can actually start working on them. Let’s see what they are.

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2018 was … something allright

The past year has been quite a rollercoaster for me. There have been a lot of ups and downs, a lot of crying and laughing. I know this sounds very, very cheesy, but it’s true. And I don’t really know how else to describe it. As you know, I love throwing in some personal bits on this blog once in a while. That’s why I thought it would be fun to write a ‘year review’. Just talk about things that happened this year and maybe look forward to what’s coming. Let’s go!

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Personal update and a list to help me live my life

So it’s been a little while since my last proper blogpost. I’ve been really busy with studying lately. Finals week just ended, and my body decided it would be fun to get the flu that week. So while I’m still laying in bed recovering from a fever, I thought I’d write a little update.

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