A life that is more mine

It's been only two weeks, but it feels longer and shorter at the same time. Two weeks since I deleted Instagram app from my phone. Not because I'm quitting social media, I'm still on Twitter daily, but because I felt that Instagram was making me a little bit unhappy. I can't tell you why, I … Continue reading A life that is more mine

My interpretation of girl power

Female strength, or girl power, is a topic that evokes a lot of thoughts and emotions in me. Maybe it's because I'm still having a hard time with it, because while some of these things are simple and obvious to me, others are still quite difficult. For me, female strength means coming out of the … Continue reading My interpretation of girl power

Year of reading from home: March update

It wasn't a great reading month. I've read seven books (5 from my TBR-piles), which of course is quite something, but I've started many more and kept beginning in new books throughout the month. I lacked focus maybe? I don't really know what it was that I wasn't reading that much. It's not even about … Continue reading Year of reading from home: March update

Old books

I like old books, very much. Not only for their weird musty vanilla smell (especially these old Penguin pockets and I always buy them when I see them. I wish I had them all.), but also because I can step into the world from years and years ago.This book was first published in September 1930 … Continue reading Old books

The process

When reading a book, or looking at a painting, or listening to music, we forget that it is a process. We only see the finished product, the results of a lot of changes, rewrites, hours spent staring at it and not knowing what now, parts of it thrown away and then put back in again. … Continue reading The process

Quiet life

In the silence something shifted. I had left a certain kind of anxiety behind, back in the city. The urban life I had loved for so long - the constant motion, the sense that there was always something exiting happening somewhere - that life had turned on me.– Dani Shapiro I can't stop thinking about … Continue reading Quiet life

Training my patience

I cycled twenty kilometres today, just to pick up Too Good To Go magic box. And it was quite an easy ride, even though I had wind in my face on the way there. Half a year ago I would come home and complain how hard it was and how tired I was. But today … Continue reading Training my patience


Een paar dagen geleden heb ik mezelf beloofd, of beter gezegd heb ik mezelf uitgedacht, om elke dag te bloggen en elke dag te bewegen voor honderd dagen. Vandaag zit ik op dag vijf en hoewel bewegen redelijk goed gaat, bloggen niet zo zeer. Ik zit al twee uur te denken over wat ik zou … Continue reading Lentekriebels

Feeling alive

I haven't felt like that for a long time. Alive, content, calm, not wishing to be someone else or somewhere else, even though I'm still not having everything I need. It took me a while to get to this place. First, I left the job that was bad for me. It broke my heart, because … Continue reading Feeling alive

Not reading enough

I still don't read enough. Not enough for me, not enough to be happy about my reading. I'm often distracted, be it by the news, or by scrolling social media feeds or by I don't even know what. It's bothering me, because reading is like breathing to me and it's already a second month of … Continue reading Not reading enough