[STILL HERE] A little embarrassed over here... But yes, I'm still here! A quick update for you guys who've stuck with me over the past weeks: ✾ I've finally decided to make my blog's main language Dutch. Of course 90% of my old posts are still in English, but in any case one of them is available in two languages (NL/EN) you'll find a little flag that'll direct you there! ✾ Already almost a month ago I left for Brussels to get #plannergirlwasted at the first ever European PlannerCon. I think I'll need to publish two blogposts to cover the humongous #swagbag I got as well as my experience of it all... 🤔 ✾ This picture was actually taken at #PCE during the #ErinCondren 'Planner function & fashion' workshop! ✾ I've been the worst #HappyPlanner, because I've ditched everything for my latest love, the #PrimaMarketing Sophie Traveler's Journal🙈
[PLANNERCON EUROPE] As I'm typing this, I'm amidst hundreds of planners who are as dedicated to the plannercommunity craze as I am *yass* Updates will follow soon on the blog!
[INSPIRING ENVIRONMENT] They say your vibe attracts your tribe. Have you ever felt this compelling need to compare yourself with members of the tribe you're in and lowering your positivity vibe as a result? Sometimes you shift or outgrow vibration levels and that's okay. Take notice of it and refuse to let it influence your mojo. DON'T SETTLE with regards to life and people, surround yourself with energies that UPLIFT and SUPPORT you! When you feel like you need to explain yourself, which life choices make you happy, and a pressure to fulfill others' expectations get TF outta dodge. Make your week a good one! Lobi,
[SKIP SNOOZING] I've always wanted to be a morning person who already had things checked off her list whilst the rest of the city was still sleeping. Those warm sheets and that snooze button though... Still, I've managed to already be on day 3 of getting out of bed no later than 06 AM. My golden tip? Try to start your own version of Hal Elrod's #MiracleMorning 1: I've been waking up to daily teachings of an app created around the book #TheSecret for immediate inspiration, and follow this with #JoyceMeyer's daily devotions Ebook for some encouragement. 2: To wake up my body I grab my bottle of water (next to my bed to minimize effort, lol) and take 20 sips. 3: Lastly, I let the coffeemachine do its work while feeding my cat and putting on my headphones to listen to my motivating music playlist. Aside from not rushing to get ready and having breakfast in peace the greatest benefit I've already noticed is that I haven't experienced an energydip around noon in the past days!
[DUTCH/ENGLISH BLOG] No more school stress weight to carry around on my shouders anymore, which means that I've time and energy to blog again! I changed my lay-out and am in love with the theme by @fashionyfab My focus is on planning and stationery content, but you can still find all my old lifestyle (beauty, food, study abroad) articles on there! Wil je mijn Nederlandse blogs lezen? Scroll dan naar beneden in een Engelse post, totdat je een Nederlands vlaggetje tegenkomt om te klikken! Landed on a Dutch blogpost and want to read it in English? Scroll down until you spot a British flag to click on!
[BOUGIE STATIONERY] Last week I graduated for my second Master's degree in Sociology and the ceremony was very small and personal. A few months ago, however, was my other graduation ceremony for which the Business faculty went all out with regards to location, the programme and catering. As a party gift all graduates received a semi-bougie pen by a brand named #Waterman , engraved with the faculty's name and the university's logo. I signed my diploma with it and haven't used it ever since. I'm very nitpicky when it comes to which pens I write with in my planners and am honestly very reluctant to borrow anyone one of my carefully selected babies. Do you also get all stressed out when you borrow someone a pen (during a lecture for example) and they don't close it between writing?! I guess I'm actually more bougie than this darn pen, lol.
[PLANNER HABITS] My latest planner collection additions include the #MAMBI Happy Planner Mini. What I really like about this planner is that it's undated. I've noticed that I'm not a consistent planner at all and that I like to switch between my Happy Planners and personal or pocket size organizers on and off. Often I decorate ahead, but end up not writing in my planner at all that week! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ This spread is from the first week of September actually, but as you can tell I haven't made use of it. Luckily it's easy peasy to simply pop out this week and inserts the pages behind my October tab! Whenever I skip a week (or two) I simply take out the pages and add them in the back of my planner to use at a later time.
[PERSONAL UPDATE] After studying at uni for almost a decade, I've finally thrown in the towel. I gave it many years, lots of stressful moments and most importantly too many extra lbs! *teardrops ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Without the thought of passing courses, getting good grades and finishing my thesis lingering in the back of my mind anymore, I can finally give my blog and Instagram page the full attention they deserve! Of course, you can now pretty much consider me a veteran at studying or nah?! So why not share my experiences and tips with everyone out there struggling trying to survive college!? Raised in a deprived neighborhood in a single parent household (father passed away when I was little) and still managed to get into an honours programme, graduate with two Master of Science degrees ánd study abroad visiting two different continents. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So much for letting your environment dictate your future! Anyways, thanks for all my followers for sticking with me despite my inconsistent posting. I'm planning to become much more active and interactive on my own and you guys' posts! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Lobi,
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