April’s Gratitude Journal: light, loved ones and balance

I have heard wonders of the habit of writing down the things you are grateful for every night before bed. I even tried it out myself for a couple of months when I was in college… but let’s be real: I am a glass-half-empty kinda gal. I would stare at the blank page every night…

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What I miss about my home country since moving away

Ever since I was a kid, I had this idea in my head of what I would be like when I grew up. I wanted to be this glamorous woman, with a very important career, very fancy clothes and a very handsome boyfriend. But most importantly: I wanted to live in several different cities. “One…

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Acts of self-care that are sustainable and *free*

Self-care has become this huge buzz-word. Everyone is talking about it and trying to make money off of it. More and more we are painting a picture of self-care in our collective imaginary and of how that looks like: scented candles, luxurious face masks and body creams, days at the spa, a fresh manicure… I…

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What I learned during my last days at work

Yesterday was my last day at my first job for a big company. I worked for them for 1 year and 8 months and last January, decided to quit and move on to a different company. After quitting, I went through several different phases: relief, “did I make a horrible mistake?”, “I am gonna miss…

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Things I have overthought into low-key existential crises

When it comes to overthinking, I would like to think that I am in a better place than I was 10 years ago. Once I spent an entire weekend narrating my actions in my brain “Isabel went outside, and locked the door, she looked to her right and wished she could stop narrating her life,…

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A small spring wardrobe

Yet another spring-themed blog post coming your way. Can you tell I am excited about the change of seasons? As I mentioned in my last post this weekend I changed my winter wardrobe for a spring one. It wasn’t pretty. At some point I had almost no floor where I could step on, and was…

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Great spring activities that have nothing to do with cleaning

After a winter spent in the shape of a duvet-covered-burrito, I feel myself slowly coming out of my cocoon. The weather is getting better, the birds are singing, the days are getting longer and my immediate thought is not “give me my bed” when leaving work. At a risk of sounding overly dramatic I will…

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On Rejection and (quote unquote) Failure

Let’s keep the intro short and sweet today. No one likes rejection. It makes us feel self-conscious, vulnerable, and overall, pretty bad about ourselves. And because no one likes it, no one talks about it, and everyone goes about their lives pretending like they were born super successful and talented, and being the best at…

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Currently Reading Vol.2

My reading habit is a fragile one. I am forever feeling guilty that I am not reading enough, not going to reach my yearly goal, that I am falling behind on goodreads… Why would this be such a fragile habit, when it’s something that I genuinely enjoy doing so much? I blame it on bad…

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