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Happy endings

Sometimes things have to end in order for us to realize their beauty and the impact they have had on our lives. Sometimes we can only feel true gratitude once an experience is about...
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Generation social media

I am sitting on the couch in my sweatpants and an oversized t-shirt. It is Sunday night and I had planned to chill and take it easy.  In one hand I am holding a...
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Searching for happiness

I used to think that being popular and having lots of friends would make me happy. I used to think that being successful and making money would make me feel self-confident. I used to...
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My New Year’s resolutions for 2018

Are you going to lose weight, workout more often or stop eating fast food? What are your New Year’s resolutions this year? I used to think that New Year’s resolutions are silly and nothing...
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The hardest year of my life

I am not going to lie: 2017 was one of the hardest years of my life. I quit university and threw away my initial plan to live in Cape Town for 3 years. My...
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Time flies + ICE Watch giveaway

This year has just flown by- where has the time gone? In the past, I was never really able to relate to this phrase, which was frequently used by my parents and grandparents. When...
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Why I dropped out of university after 2 months

After 2,5 years of pretty much constant travelling, working in small jobs here and there and starting my blog, I felt relieved when I was finally able to respond to the ever dreaded question...
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The negative gets stuck

This post actually wasn’t supposed to be about the topic that it is about. A few minutes ago, I started typing something completely different, however I found myself surrounded by self doubt, constantly checking...
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It’s a journey, not a destination | Why feeling lost is not a bad thing

Lately I have been feeling lost regarding pretty much every aspect in my life. From my study plans to my career path over to my relationship and my family up to the big question...
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Dealing with difficult times | 12 tips how to get out of a rut

These last weeks haven’t been easy for me emotionally. I have been struggling with some personal issues, which have caused me to feel extremely lost and sad. On some days I couldn’t help myself,...