maartjevansandwijk

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The Road So Far // Au Pair Journals

I became an au pair in August of 2017, which was also when I started this blog. And I used to do a lot of blogging about what it’s like to be an au pair. Over time, this has changed…

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How to deal with having a bad day

Last week, I had a not-so-great day. A whole bunch of other stuff happened that just put me in a bad mood. And I realize that, compared to other people in the world, I have a pretty amazing life and…

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What I spend in a week as a 24-year-old in England

I’ve been watching a lot of the “What I spend in a day” videos on YouTube and figured it would be fun to do a blog post version as the first part of my “Living Alone”-series. I haven’t included any…

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On not doing what you said you were going to do (aka …

I’m sure everyone’s had that experience where you get really excited about doing something, tell the whole world about it, maybe even start it, and then burn-out and quit. If you’ve never done that, you’re magical and I would love…

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My goals and resolutions for 2020

No intro, just a list of everything I hope to achieve this year. Career goals Focus on growing this blog more Add different streams of income Last year, I did a course to become an English teacher. Haven’t done anything…

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Looking back on 2019

Hi, it’s been a while! Since we’re going into the new year, I’m trying to get back on it with posting regularly. And what better way to get ready for the new year than by reflecting on the last one?…

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Have I lost my love for writing? // Living as an artist

If you want to read more about what exactly the Living as an Artist-challenge is, you can read my original blog post on it here! I was twelve years old when I first discovered my love for writing. I’d just…

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Knitting 101 // Living as an Artist

Month two of my “Living as an Artist“-challenge is over. And this month was all about knitting. I bought some knitting needles from Amazon (the big ones, because they make knitting go a bit faster) and some fake wool from…

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On following into someone else’s footsteps

Almost all of us do it when we start a new job – we follow into someone else’s footsteps. It can be easy if we don’t know anything about the person we’re replacing, or if we have full confidence that…

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Productive Sunday routine

A few months ago, I moved into my own cottage. And after a crazy week, I had a Sunday to do nothing. While the house wasn’t in desperate need of a clean, there was a lot of clutter. And I…

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What I do when I feel uninspired

Two weeks ago I was feeling very bored and unmotivated. I was busy with work, but I just wasn’t enjoying it anymore. I was slacking on my goals, coming up with excuses to not do tasks that I usually enjoy…

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