My Daily Routine While in Quarantine

Fun rhyming title aside, I don’t think anyone likes being stuck alone in their room all day. Weirdly enough, I’m quite the extrovert and not hanging out with people is slowly making me go mad. But there is good news, I have made a daily routine for myself! Now it should be said that this routine was definitely inspired by this tweet. However, I filled it in according to my own daily needs. Having some semblance of a routine is important! Most of us definitely need some structure and sense of control in our lives. 4:30a.m. – Wake up Time!…

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A Life Update: After the Move

Time for another life update! A good while ago I posted a life update in which I announced I would be moving back to the Netherlands by myself to pursue grad school. Well, I’m here now and I’ve got things to say. By now it’s almost been a month since I left the United States, almost two since posting my first life update! It’s crazy that time seems to go so slow and yet so fast at the same time. I actually always feel like as soon as you’ve survived January, the months fly by. Thank god for that too,…

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Dutch things that are kinda weird

I’m sure you’ve seen them… Articles where foreigners explain what American concepts they find weird. Prices excluding tax, gaps between bathroom stalls, et cetera. In the end, I believe every country has its quirks, so this post is about weird things I’ve noticed in the Netherlands! When you’ve lived in one country your whole life, you’re used to the concepts that “outsiders” might find strange. I myself am no exception. Having lived most of my life in the Netherlands, there are a lot of typical Dutch things I do not think twice about. But these things might be weird for…

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I Went on a Cruise! My last U.S. vacation part 1

Some people sleep in on new year’s day, some drive to Florida. We are the latter group, because we went on a quick four night cruise to Cozumel and back! This was my first cruise ever. We booked this cruise as part of our Florida vacation. First we’d hop on the boat, and then we’d spend a couple more days in Florida. That’s why I’m dividing this vacation post in two. As I’m typing this I’m still enjoying the warm weather on Anna Maria island! Day 1 Our ship, The Brilliance of the Seas, would depart from Tampa, Florida at…

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A Life Update: What the New Year Will Bring Me

Well, I accidentally disappeared for a bit. I thought I hadn’t posted for just a couple of days, but it turns out it’s been a whole week! #whoops. Anyway, life is going at whirlwind speeds right now, so I thought I’d give y’all a little update about the now and future! Some good news! Life update number one is a positive one. I’m ~almost~ on track for my Goodreads goal! I wanted to read 50 books again this year, and last year I didn’t really come close. But now I might make it! In other words, even though I briefly…

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