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Keeping A Diary

Keeping A Diary

In September 2018, I started keeping a diary again. After recently finishing my second diary, I have come to 160 pages of writing on an almost daily basis for over a year. Finally, I think I may call this a success. For this blog post I wanted to review the benefits of keeping a diary, how I’ve been able to keep up, and what products help me stay committed.

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10.000 Hours Of Practice: Skills I’d Like To Develop

Have you ever heard of the notion that it takes 10.000 hours to master any skill? The idea was introduced by journalist Malcolm Gladwell in his 2008 book Outliers. Although Gladwell’s 10.000 hours rule has been disputed by others, it still got me thinking. Which skills would I find worth putting in 10.000 hours of practice for? So, I sat down to consider the skills I’d like to develop and learn.

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Falling Behind

For the first time since starting this blog, I failed to write posts for two weeks in a row. During the two weeks I was out, work piled up, blog ideas lay unwritten, and all sorts of intentions went out of the window. All of a sudden I found myself massively behind on life. So this week, I wanted to talk about the frightening sensation of falling behind.

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Lifestyle Living abroad

Thoughts On Post-Expat Life

It’s been a good four months since I moved back home from England to the Netherlands, and last week I started to feel this strong urge to write down my thoughts on post-expat life. It has been a strange and disconcerting experience altogether which I find difficult to put into words, but I certainly want to try.

Perhaps you are considering a move back home, are on the verge of going back, or are just curious to see what it’s been like for me. Either way, I hope you can take away something from this post!

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Benefits of Volunteering

Some say never to give away hard labour for free, but I’ve come to disagree. In recent years I’ve started seeing many benefits to volunteering, like how it can be meaningful for the local community, but also help you improve new skills. Most of all, volunteering has been a great opportunity for me to socialise and connect with people. After moving to a new city this summer, I signed up for voluntary work again, and it’s led to a great and active summer. So for this post, I wanted to sum up some of the benefits of volunteering!

This post contains photos I took at Pluk de Nacht in Utrecht and Amsterdam. For more information, visit their website. You can also find my photography portfolio here.

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Lifestyle Sustainable living

35 Sustainable Steps I’m Already Taking

35 Sustainable Steps I'm Already Taking

It is a known fact that we’ve been unkind to the planet, and it is now our duty to saviour it. Fortunately, there are a million things one person can do to cut down on waste and sustain a more environment-friendly lifestyle.

However, this pressing task can be a little overwhelming sometimes. Even though there are plenty of sustainable lifestyle gurus cheering us on for every step we take, I often still feel guilty about all the things I’m not doing, which is horribly demotivating. So, as a way of encouraging myself, I wanted to write a post about the sustainable lifestyle steps I am already taking.  

Hopefully this will also offer you some thoughts about how to take on a more sustainable lifestyle. I’d like to show you that it doesn’t have to be that difficult! Every little bit helps.

» You may also like to read about my minimalism challenge! «

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