Hello 2019!

To make New Year’s Resolutions or not? That’s the question at the beginning of every new year, isn’t it? Today I’m writing down my thoughts on the annual collective goal-setting and (spoiler-alert!) sharing some of my own goals for 2019. I never really know what to think of New Year’s Resolutions. I still don’t know…

Bye bye 2018!

The very final article of the Almost Famous Writer advent calendar 2018 is here: a goodbye letter to 2018 and all of the amazing things it brought me, from a rekindled love for analog photography and pink hair, to two MA degrees and two internships. 2018… … was the year I did my internship at…

My 10 favourite films of 2018

For the penultimate article in the Almost Famous Writer advent calendar, it’s time for the most challenging, but also my favourite list of the year: my 10 favourite films of 2018. Every year I struggle to list my 10 favourite films of the past 12 months and it’s especially a struggle to find my absolute…

My bullet journal 2019 setup

It’s finally here: my very own bullet journal setup for 2019! And of course it includes glitter tape, a theme color and some collaging. September 2018 was when I first bought a bullet journal, after months (maybe even years…) of watching bullet journal videos on YouTube and following #bulletjournal on Instagram. Now after I’ve had…

My 5 favourite Christmas films

When the weather outside is frightful and the snacks are so delightful, and since we’ve no place to go, let us watch Christmas movies! Today I’m sharing my 5 favourites… When you’ve already bought and wrapped all of your Christmas gifts (if you still need some inspiration, here are some gift guides), when you’re off work and school, and when the…

One year with Ziggy

On day 20 of the Almost Famous Writer advent calendar (we’re nearly there guys!!!), it’s time for some much needed reflection one year with Ziggy. In late November 2017 we went to the cat shelter and brought home a little white fluffy kitten with ginger spots on his ears and his tail: Ziggy. That first…

What to Watch in 2019

Grab your calendars, kids. It’s time for my 10 favourite upcoming films of 2019 on day 19 (oh how I enjoy a bit of symmetry) of the Almost Famous Writer advent calendar. New Year’s resolution no. 1: watch as many great films as possible. Such a goal requires careful planning (obviously) and thus it’s high…

No Ifs, Ands, or Butts: Your Christmas Guide to Body Positivity

We’re getting dangerously close to Christmas and with it comes the Holiday Season Diet Culture™. Yonna Kuipers wrote a Christmas guide to body positivity especially for the Almost Famous Writer advent calendar to navigate this trying time. Christmas is generally a time filled and focused on happy memories, joyful traditions, and extravagant meals. Yet, it…

My Spotify Wrapped 2018

It’s that time of year again: Spotify Wrapped 2018 has dropped and I dove into my musical behaviors of the past year.  Looking back on my 2018 in music, I think there’s one very interesting observation that can be made that actually says a lot about me (I fact-checked it with Merlijn) and that’s that…

My 10 favourite TV shows of 2018

Sundays are for sleeping in, planning for the week ahead and binging your favourite series until the sun goes down. These were my 10 favourite series of 2018! It’s Sunday, so it’s time for another installment of my ‘Best of 2018’ series as a part of the Almost Famous Writer advent calendar! Today I’m sharing…