All posts tagged: love

THE PRESSURE OF GROWING UP

I recently turned 27 and for me it was a time to stop for a minute, take a look at myself, see where I am today, and ask some questions. I am just one of many twenty-something year olds trying to make sense of their lives. It’s when you hit the late twenties (or maybe earlier) that it all starts. Your social media feed fills with beautiful engagement rings, wedding photos and cute smiling babies. This can bring a whole lot of emotions. Not all of us will be affected but it doesn’t mean that we can ignore those real anxieties women face as they approach their 30s and their biological clocks tick louder than ever. Even if you don’t want to have children, you can still hear the ticking. We must have found a stable job, made enough money, found someone to have a baby with or figured out that we actually don’t want to have a baby, gone travelling, bought a house…Of course not for everyone the list would look like this, but …

she said YES!

I was recently asked to be a bridesmaid at the wedding of one of my best friends. It’s such a lovely and meaningful tribute! Of course lets not forget that with such great honour, comes great responsibility. I enjoyed every moment of it! It’s only unfortunate that we now live far away from each other, in different countries actually. The planning, the laughs, the memories…it’s great to be part of it all. Since most of my friends live abroad, this is not so easy. Nevertheless, I do my best and try to be there on every such occasion. Below I am sharing some photos from the wedding. Isn’t she gorgeous? Blue was not the first colour that came to my mind when we were discussing the bridesmaids’ dresses but I really like the ones we chose in the end.

GIVE FROM THE HEART

The past few years I have been living in three different countries. My homeland does not always feel completely like ‘home.’ Not because I dislike something about it; on the contrary, it is a great place. It’s just that I’ve seen so much outside its borders, made memories and friends, that I can’t feel whole. I’m a citizen of the world. Canada, or lets call it my second-home, is where I spent my teen years. It holds a special place in my heart. For over ten years, I have spent every holiday season in this beautiful country. Canada is home. But this year is, well…different. I’ve been living in The Netherlands for over a year and this Christmas it is my home. When I started thinking of Christmas and how to keep my sanity through the New Year, I somehow thought of all this moving from one place to another. Sometimes I feel so overwhelmed with the amount of stuff I collect (it’s hell of a lot of work when you have to move)! This …