Tropical Family Christmas

This is one of my favourite times of the year. In my family the christmas holidays are always surrounded around love, happiness, good food and lots of laughter. And this year has been no different. On the 24th of December, which in France and Italy, countries from which we’ve adopted some holiday-culture, Christmas Eve is…

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Okay! October!

Life has been busy busy busy. And even though I’ve had time to write I feel like I haven’t give much of an update on life itself and what I’ve been up to. That is, besides working on my sustainability, sharing my blog-writing process and sharing what my first year of work experience was like!…

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Starting Anew in September Pt. II

Some weeks are much more exciting than others, and this past week was one just like that. And while what I’m about to write about isn’t so much “starting anew” I 1) felt the need to create a part II to my part I; and 2) September just always feels new, new things, new beginnings.…

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Stay-Cation Pt. III

Wow. Time really does move fast when you’re enjoying yourself. But also maybe just because its vacation and I don’t know if it ever feels like there is enough time in vacation before getting back to other day-to-day activities. Yesterday work started again and I wish I had a whole another week of vacation, or…

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Stay-Cation Pt. II

Eleven days into vacation and it feels great! I’m no where near being completely relaxed and I have still worked during vacation, but I’ve also done a lot of fun things, enjoyable activities, and most importantly of all, I’ve done things for myself! And even though I could definitely do with many, many more vacation…

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Saturday Morning Thought Train

August 1st. Somehow we’ve already found ourselves in the eight month of the year. But time has felt strange these last few months. Time hasn’t felt like time. It has felt absent. Non-existent. Some months feel like years, other weeks feel like a day. In the end though, I doubt it really matters. Like yes…

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Turning 22; Reflecting on 21

July 12th. I’m 22 now. Another spin around the sun complete. And what a journey this last one has been. This year we celebrated by hiking to Colombier beach, eating lots of cake, and going out for Thai food for dinner. The day was calm and family oriented, which honestly felt like all I needed.…

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A Colourful Funeral

After a week of planning and preparing, yesterday, Saturday May 30th, it was time for the funeral. My dad had given some insight into what he would like for us to include, such as his dance video and some music, as well as notifying us of which of his friends would like to speech, but…

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Moving Towards Death

Last Tuesday, after a recommendation from my eldest sister, Marjolein, we watched April, May, June, a Dutch film about a mother who is dying of cancer and decides to pass away via euthanasia. By the end of the movie I had a steady stream flowing down my cheeks while I was snuggled in between my…

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