Moving Masters #3 // Decisions, decisions…

One of the most important yet scary parts of getting a new apartment and moving house would be the part where you have to make some pretty serious decisions. Either you have to make them on your own, which requires quite some independence and confidence, or you have to make decisions together with other people,…

The Honest Hour #11 // Moving Out

Yesterday I moved out of my student room. Even though we had already moved most of my stuff and I had already moved in our new place in Rotterdam, yesterday was the day I really moved out of my student room. Already as I was walking up to the flat from the parking lot, I saw…

The Honest Hour #10 // My 21st Birthday!

Yesterday I turned 21 years old! Amidst all the craziness of graduation week – with all the parties, snacking, galas and practice walks – I celebrated my birthday. To commemorate this festive event on Almost Famous Writer, I looked back on the year since my last birthday and I listed exactly 21 highlights, including a…

The Honest Hour #1 // A Fear of Failure

I never thought of myself as someone with a fear of failure. All through high school, I had never been afraid of failure. I passed all of my tests and exams and presentations without little effort. I had that same feeling when I took my first driving exam: I was not afraid to fail it….

30 Days Challenge // Day 15 – Write A Letter To Your Family

Dear family, I am not sure what my earliest memory is. The first few couple years of my life are collided into a whirlwind of images, sounds and smells, all connected to one tiny house in the countryside. The house where my first memories were created and the house where little sister was born. One of…

Happy 2016! // My New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year! Yesterday I spent New Year’s Eve with my family in Goes. We played quizzes, ate lots and lots of oliebollen and lit hot air balloons into the midnight sky. Standing in front of our house, we could see colorful flowers of fireworks blossoming all around us. But now, when 2016 has fully…

Bye Bye 2015! // A Throwback Thursday

One of the best parts of having a blog is that at the end of the year, you can look back at all of your previous posts and travel back in time. On this Thursday, the last day of the year 2015, I’m having a little Throwback Thursday. Join me as I look back on…

30 Days Challenge // Day 14 – Declutter Your Life

I never thought of myself as a hoarder. My garage isn’t filled with collectible action figures, my kitchen cabinet isn’t filled with cleaning rags in every thinkable color and my shelves aren’t covered with limited edition Ferbies. I am a much more subtle hoarder and I only realized it when I reached early adulthood. Perhaps…

30 Days Challenge // Day 13 – Give Yourself A Breast Exam

Last Tuesday, the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show aired on CBS. The fashion spectacle features models such as Alessandra Ambrosio, Lily Aldridge, Behati Prinsloo and Adriana Lima walking down the runaway in the sexiest, over-the-top lingerie. The models are awed because of their picture-perfect bodies, with legs for days, booty-licious curves and, of course, an…