2 years of blogging!

Last week WordPress notified me that I have officialy been blogging for two years! I cannot believe it has already been two years! Hip Hip Hooray I’d say. I made a coconut pie for my mother this weekend and was thinking of doing the recipe as an anniversery post, but I kind of forgot all about it and we just ate it all. And since I already posted a couple of months ago about my blogging wisdom so far, I had to come up with something else. Because I must admit, the past year I haven’t been as active as my blog’s first year. Continue reading “2 years of blogging!”

Studying in the Netherlands: an update

It’s been a while since I wrote the post Cha-Cha-Cha-Changes, describing the first week of my master degree abroad. Looking back at it, it is quite obvious I was having a bit of a hard time. I doubted my choice, my motivation and myself. It seemed like mission impossible, what had I done? Now we are three months later, which seemed like the perfect time for an update. Continue reading “Studying in the Netherlands: an update”


Last week was the introduction day at my new university. Still being in the working rhythm, I woke up pretty early and after breakfast I gathered my things together. I hopped on an extra early train to make sure I was on time (and I wouldn’t miss my connection, which is quite likely to happen, Murphy’s law you know). After one hour and a half I arrived at my destination Maastricht (Netherlands).  I had already been at the faculty before, so I immediately made way towards it. Walking through the cosy streets of Wyck, crossing the river trying not to freeze (I really am not a winter person), through the quite tempting shopping streets (I managed to visit one store only), finally arriving at my destination. Continue reading “Cha-Cha-Cha-Changes”

52 weeks of 2017

“The bad news is…time flies, the good news is…you’re the pilot.” In the midst of family visits, an abundance of lights, cheesy (yet quite addictive) songs and too much good food, getting comfy in the couch with a big cup of my all-time favorite cup of ginger tea made me realize 2018 is right at the doorstep (and that this sentence might me slightly too long). Time does fly, not per se in the moment, but looking back, a year can hold lots of small and less small memories.  Continue reading “52 weeks of 2017”

Confessions of a recent graduate

In college certain expectations with regards to your life after graduation are created. “With a degree in law you can do various jobs.” “You won’t have too much difficulties finding a job.””This and this is what you will do in your job.” Truth is that yes, I can do a lot with my degree, but finding a job is not as I expected it to be. After graduating I first traveled a bit and did a summer job. Since I am planning on doing a master degree in February (if I pass the entrance exam), I was only looking for a temporary job, but already noticed certain obstacles.  Continue reading “Confessions of a recent graduate”

10 things I’m grateful for

Thanksgiving is coming up next week, and while I don’t celebrate, I do believe it’s a great time to think over all the things I am thankful for. I’ve read that listing all the good things in your life contributes to our mental health. I often catch myself focusing on everything that is going wrong. Reminding myself of the things I do already have (achieved) always cheers me up a bit. Continue reading “10 things I’m grateful for”

18 months of blogging: what I have learned along the way

An important deadline is approaching, which means that I become an expert at filling my time in the least productive ways possible. I am quite good at procrastinating, really. On these dark autumn nights I remember the day I started this blog, and the first weeks following that moment. Blogging was so new, and discovered how it all works bit by bit (honestly at first I did not even know how to publish a post).  Continue reading “18 months of blogging: what I have learned along the way”

Losing and finding motivation

I will start with a confession, I’ve been struggling to come up with a topic for this post. Writing about travelling is nice, but I don’t do it on a full-time basis. In fact, I have never taken as many trips a year as I have so far in 2017. Yes, it was a great year thus far in terms of travelling. I don’t have that much going on lately. Along with the search of a temporary/part-time job, I am preparing myself for a TOEFL and entrance exam, after which (if I pass on both) I’ll hopefully be able to enter my masters abroad. Continue reading “Losing and finding motivation”

The power of introverts

This post was inspired by a TED talk I watched this week, with the same title. (you can watch it here). Susan Cain decided to ‘speak dangerously’ and tell us why being introvert is more than ok! The main difference between introvert and extrovert people lies with how they get and spent their energy. It’s important to mention that no one is solely one or the other. Some people lean more to being introvert, like me, others to being extrovert, and you even have people that balance somewhere right in the middle. Continue reading “The power of introverts”