Sunday, February 22, 2015

New Corners

I am still so incredibly happy about my new home and the town that came with it! :) I keep discovering new streets, shops and restaurants - it's so much fun to explore a new city! I never expected to feel so at home here, but I do, and I'm very aware of how happy and thankful I am for that. These pictures I took the other day when I went for a stroll with a friend, on a beautiful sunny day with Spring in the air. I genuinely felt I was on some sort of city trip, looking at historical buildings and not knowing what would be around the next corner… then realized it was just a friday and I was 15 minutes away from home. Like I said: I'm loving it ;)

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

A January Walk (The 2015 Edition)

January flew by - as she always does. And despite the cold I still enjoy exploring my new hometown. This little stretch of woodland lies near my home, and I can cross it on my way to the supermarket. Not a bad way to get around, I can tell you ;) Last year, when I had my January Walk at the same place I had it the year before and the year before that, I would have never ever guessed to be where I am today. But I cannot begin to tell you how good it feels to break free of old habits, and be inspired by so many new things!

Now it's off to February we go - my least favorite month of the year… Even though it's short in days, it always feels so long, and I already crave for Spring. But I guess we should make the most of Winter while it lasts… So bring on the warm socks, hot tea and coziness, and we'll make it to March :)

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Weekend Snapshots

Just some snapshots I took over the last couple of weekends. Admiring a pretty leaf, finishing a little embroidery project I rediscovered during my move, visiting biodiversity center Naturalis in Leiden and saying hello to curious deer. 

Friday, January 9, 2015

Exploring January

One of the coldest bike-rides of my life… but so glad I went exploring the woodlands near my new hometown last weekend! If it's this pretty in winter, I can't wait until spring :)

Thursday, January 8, 2015

2015 Flow Diary

A new year means starting a new diary!! :) Just like last year I couldn't resist Flow Magazine's weekly notebook. This year's edition is illustrated by Rebecca Green and it's filled with lovely colors, patterns and drawings throughout.

You can get your own copy here.  

Monday, January 5, 2015

My Word of the Year 2015

Hey guys! Remember how I explained last year how I prefer choosing a Word of the Year over New Year's resolutions? I love the thought of a word bringing some kind of guidance throughout the year, helping me to set goals and make decisions in a certain spirit.

So my Word of the Year for 2013 was freedom, and last year I chose adventure. And boy, did I get more adventures than I bargained for in 2014… I basically saw my whole life fall apart, had to sell my home, switched jobs and moved to another town - all within 8 months time! It was a lot to deal with in one year, I can tell you that…

So 2014 left me in pieces - bummer. But there's nothing I can do about that anymore. Now I'm counting on 2015 to give me a chance to rediscover what makes me truly happy and pursue new paths. I'm in desperate need to retake control over my life, reset my goals and redefine who I am. And I would like to be as creative as I possibly can in the process.

So my word for 2015 is re-create, and I hope it will bring me inspiration and guidance.

Now let's go find out what 2015 has in store for us, shall we? :)

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year (and a Two Year Anniversary)

Hello Blogland and a very happy New Year to you all!!! :) I seriously hope 2014 was a better year for you than it was for me, although I am grateful for all the lessons, love and friendship I experienced these past twelve months. Circumstances were crappy, but my feet managed to bring me to new, exciting places nonetheless, and that's something I should really cherish. I also managed to keep blogging throughout the year, and even though I couldn't always find the right words or be as creative as I wanted to be, I feel like my little blog got a little more comfortable with itself along the way. After two years I still love collecting moments here, so I'll definitely continue in 2015 :)

I hope these next 365 days will bring love, happiness and amazing adventures to all of us!! 

~ Jenny