where is this blog going // Coffee Break

When I started this blog in 2017, I wanted to share my journey as an au pair. And I did. Most of those posts are on private now (as they were more journal entries than anything else), but you can still find a section on here with tips for au pairs.

It’s been over a year now that I’ve decided I wanted to move in a different direction with my blog, creating more lifestyle content. Which is what I have been doing. But most of the posts on this blog feel a bit too generic for me. While I always write them based on stuff that’s going on in my own life, I haven’t really been sharing my life.

There is, of course, a limit to how much I’m going to want to share with the world. But I feel like I could definitely get a bit more personal on this small part of the internet I get to call my own.

trying to get the camera to focus and accidentally taking a picture

I’ve been doing some research to find out what kind of posts I can write to show you more of who I am and what my life is like.

And that’s basically what’s going to happen with Caffeinated Chapters. I’ll still be creating content similar to what I’ve been doing, but I also want to show you guys more of who I am. There will be more photos, more small anecdotes about my life, and more… Me.

This post is the first official Coffee Break – a series where I’ll be talking about what is going on in my life as if we’re friends sitting in a cafe and enjoying a coffee. I have put a few old posts under this category as well as they seemed to fit.

In the spirit of getting more personal, I’d also like to do a Q&A soon. If you have any questions you’d like to ask me, please leave them down below!

(This week there will be an extra post on Friday, since I have a lot of autumn content that I want to share!)



  1. marjiemare
    11 October 2020 / 5:42 am

    It’s going to be 3 years, and I am definitely thinking on what way to take my blog.

  2. 8 October 2020 / 10:53 pm

    I share things about me as i go along and it doesn’t always have to do with that topic šŸ™‚

  3. 8 October 2020 / 3:09 am

    I love the direction that your blog is taking! I am at a crossroads with mine as well, where I am trying to figure out where I want to take it. You have to do what feels right for you, and your people will find you!

  4. 7 October 2020 / 1:19 am

    I love your posts so much and can’t wait to see more of them! I find them to be really interesting and fun to read!

    • maartjevansandwijk
      7 October 2020 / 11:28 am

      Aw thanks! That’s so sweet of you to say <3

  5. 6 October 2020 / 10:10 pm

    I’m excited to see the new direction that your blog is taking! I can’t wait to read more about your life.

    • maartjevansandwijk
      7 October 2020 / 11:28 am

      Iā€™m so excited too! šŸ™‚

  6. 6 October 2020 / 8:20 pm

    If it serves your life’s desires, you can do anything your soul feels like doing. I like your posts, and feel that they already are personable and very interesting.

    • maartjevansandwijk
      7 October 2020 / 11:28 am


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