Lifestyle, Personal

Self-mockery bad? Here’s my opinion! (Hint: I love it)

Zelfspot

I’m sarcastic and I love to mock myself. Self-deprecating or self-mockery, whatever you may call it, is not everyone’s cup of tea. And that’s okay, to each their own. But I am proud of my sense of humor. And I’m happy with the people I’ve surrounded myself with who actually get me. Because no, making fun of yourself – to me – is not a way to talk yourself down. To make yourself feel less. It’s not a way to show your insecurities. I see self-deprecating humor as something healthy. As something you should be able to express if you know how to keep it light.

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32, and now? (jk) 8 things I would love to learn, think or do in the (near) future

dreams

So, suddenly you’re 32. What else is there to discover now? Just kidding, of course. You’re never too old to learn. To want. To do. Neither am I. Despite the gray hairs, the wrinkles and shouting ovaries, I still feel young and I secretly actually am still pretty young. And I have lots of things I want to do. The other day I wrote about my 5 biggest professional goals, but what would I like to learn, do or think on a personal level?

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10 things that made my month even better | April

maandoverzicht april

Let’s start with the bad news: no Netflix tips from me this month. Horrible, I know. I just DID NOT have the time to even turn on Netflix. And that’s the whole story. Sad, but true. I was so busy with my taxes and arranging a new car, that I just couldn’t. Other than that, April went by so fast. Soooo fast. Time flies when you’re freaking busy. Busy with expected and mostly unexpected stuff. April was also a fun-filled month, though. We’ve had our first warm days here and I can’t wait for more. This month’s my birthday and I’m already in birthday-mode. So nice when you passed thirty. Getting older doesn’t matter anymore (she says while she’s totally afraid that she’s rotting from the inside)?!

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I’d rather stay at home than go outside | And why that’s a-okay!

Huismus

A couple of months ago I was walking through Utrecht with my best friend. She told me she would rather sleep at home than stay with us for the night because she loved being at home so much. ‘I completely understand’, I said. ‘Whenever I have the chance, I drive home. No matter what time it is.’ Events are the same. I would much rather stay at home with the bf and Buttons than go into the crowd. I would much rather stay in my backyard than go to the beach or park. Yes. I’m a real homebody. And I’m not ashamed of that. read more

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12 super simple but effective tips to survive your new job

tips for starting a new job

Heeeey! I’m back. I took a few days off from blogging to spend on some me-time. To enjoy the sun and think about absolutely nothing. The past few weeks have been hectic and I deserved a few days of rest. I’m still not someone who writes ahead, so I had nothing planned on the blog. Normally I would go loco over that, but this time I just didn’t want to get stressed about it. So I ignored my blogging responsibilities. Professional? No. Needed? YUP. Anyway, I’m back and ready to move forward 100%. Starting with something light, because it’s an easy way to get the Monday started anyway. Today a couple of simple, smart and super logical tips to survive your very first day(s) at your new job.

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Lifestyle, Personal

6 super fun apps to make adulting a little less hard

Adulting apps

I’ve been hooked on apps for as long as I have an iPhone. I remember well when I got my first in 2012. Poof bam. Bye social life, hello games. And I played really stupid games, just because I suddenly could (before that, I had an HTC…a lot more limited). Now I am of course much more mature and my app use is slightly more extensive. You know, I use planners, discount apps, language apps, and Dropbox. Verrrry responsible. And secretly one game: Homescapes. Candy Crush, but different. Now, I thought that it would be nice to use the theme of my blog (something with adulting and everything around it, very niche * cough *) to share with you a couple of very cool adulting apps that I have on my iPhone 8. Right?

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