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Let’s catch up (& suggestions please!)


Ahh! The light.. it burns! It’s been ages since I last updated my blog and I get a painful feeling in my stomach when I think about it.. So let’s not mention it again! Basically, I just wanted to catch up a bit. I’m doing a fulltime internship of over 40 hours a week right now, so that explains my lack of activity. The first week of july will be the final week of internship, so until then I will mainly update my instagram, instead of my blog. So if you’re interested in seeing some activity, you can follow me there!

Other than me being almost done with college, some other important stuff is happening soon. For starters, the date of our move is coming closer and closer now! Once we get the keys, I’ll be vlogging everything! Partly because I like sharing this important step in my life, but also to keep track of the progress and to be able to look back to it in a few months or years. I think I’ll be updating my blog from time to time as well (I mean.. once you see the interior that we picked, you’ll understand why!), but most of the house-related activity will be on Youtube. If you’re interested, I’m going to be using this channel for my future lifestyle videos and vlogs. I also have another channel, which is my Disney channel. So if you’re in for some cute Disney related videos and vlogs, feel free to check that one out as well! Both channels will be in English.

Speaking of Disney, my next Disneyland Paris audition is coming up next month. This time I’ll finally be able to actually accept a contract if it gets to that point, unlike last time when I had to refuse the contract because of school.. I’m really hoping I can move to Paris this summer or fall, but it all depends on that one audition! I’ll keep you guys up to date on the auditions, mostly through twitter.


Last thing I want to mention is that I’m literally bouncing up and down of excitement, because I have SO much new stuff that I want to show you guys! Stuff for the house, clothes, accessories, beauty products and also lots of Disney stuff (the latter will soon appear in a haul on my Disney Youtube channel). I have so many outfit posts that I want to share, to show all my recently bought fashion picks, but I’m afraid that’s really going to have to wait until I finish internship. So this summer you can expect crazy amounts of cute outfits coming your way! And lots of amazing interior posts, too.. I don’t know about you guys, but I. SERIOUSLY. CAN’T. WAIT. (And let’s not forget that I’ll FINALLY be able to read and comment on your blog posts as well! As for now, I hardly get to read any blogs at all..)


Lastly, I’d like to ask you for some suggestions! I want to buy myself some good inspirational books (also decrative coffee table books!) for after I finish my internship. I have ordered ‘Little Black Book’, ‘The Illustrated World of Chanel’ and ‘ Influence of the Olsen Twins’. I’m also considering ‘Lauren Conrad Beauty’, ‘How to be Parisian’ and ‘Chanel’. If you have any of these, or if you have any suggestions for other inspirational books — please let me know!!


What’s up in your life? What are you REALLY looking forward to in your near future?


A shift in the blogging world


For as long as I can remember I’ve always been that girl with the slightly weird interests (now don’t get any weird ideas), the ‘different’ hobbies and the unfamiliar sense of humor. And you know what’s funny? I think I am finally doing something that is considered normal for once. Hooray to me becoming a normal human being – sort of, at least!

Let me explain myself a bit, before you start thinking I have some weird fetishes or something (I’m refering to the earlier mentioned ‘slightly weird interests’ here), because I really don’t! That is, unless you would call my Disney obsession a weird fetish – which I honestly can not fully disagree on… oh dear. Anyway, what I was actually hinting at is the fact that I was kind of a ‘geeky’ girl. Well not really, but I can’t find another word right now. I would enjoy playing games on my Nintendo 64 daily, which later evolved into an online game on the PC. I also created and managed websites at the age of 10 (no, not the ‘websitemaker’ kind, I would actually create websites from HTML codes in notepad) – lil’ tech savvy girl, aye? Also I would purchase clothes online from YesStyle before online shopping was considered normal and I would get asked tons of questions about that. I like to think that I did all that stuff before it was cool. Someone, hand me a pair of hipster glasses please!

A while ago I used to feel like an animal at the zoo when I told people about my blog. Some would understand, some wouldn’t. But every single person would have questions and make me feel kind of uncormfortable about the whole thing. I know that it was mostly just out of interest, but to me (and my history of not-so-ordinary hobbies) it would feel a bit intimidating. I mean, how self-centered does it sound when you tell someone you take pictures of yourself and write about it? I was at that point that I wouldn’t talk about my blog much.

As of right now, I am noticing some sort of shift in the blogging world. ‘Blogging’ has become a term that even the ‘normal’ crowd has come to understand. When I tell people I have a blog now, they don’t even look up. It’s more like ‘okay cool – moving on!’. Sometimes, when the topic comes up at work and I’m with elderly, I get ready to explain what it means, but they’re like ‘oh blogging, my granddaughter does that too! She gets a lot of free stuff and writes about it’ (still, it’s funny how the free stuff always comes up). Nowadays everyone and their cat seems to have a blog. I personally really like that! It comforts me. Sure, some would see it as competition, but I like to see it as a challenge. A challenge to be yourself and stand out from the rest!


Are you noticing the same change around you?


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