Word of the Day: de Basilicum

A noun meaning “Basil” Such a perfect little word of the day for me! It’s officially been 7 months since I got my little basil plant named Alfred. I made deal with myself that if I could keep a basil plan alive for at least a year then I could consider growing and nurturing a…

Word of the Day: Zo Snels Als

A conjunction meaning “as soon as” I’ve been finding myself saying this conjunction a lot lately. I said I would do so many things zo snel als I quit my miserable job. Then zo snel als I find a new job.. and it goes on. There are so many things I was set on doing, it’s very likely…

Word of the Day: Mompelen

A verb meaning “to mumble“. I’ll admit to not being the most chill of human beings, as much as my friends would beg to differ. Mompelen or mumbling is one of my biggest pet peeves. If a person is going to speak they should at the very least speak clearly. Maybe a rant isn’t what the word…

Word of the Day: Vervullen

A verb meaning “to fill“. I’ve found my life changing at an incredibly fast pace this last year, I’m told that just how being in your 20’s works. Im skeptical at best. But you can either fight change, or you can embrace it. I’m ideally going with the later. Be that last minute trips, giving…

Bullet Journal: July/August

I’m trying another experiment. Shocking stuff really. I’m throwing my hat in the ring for life organization and journalling with starting my first bullet journal. I have had journals before but they weren’t structured really, just a place to pour my thoughts into, so nothing particularly #aesthetic or #pretty. But since the end of my…

Word of the Day: Bewust Zijn Van

An expression meaning “to be aware of“. Since it’s summer, and since I just quit the job that was inducing nothing but misery. It’s distinctly a time bewust zijn van everything in my life. Both the positive influences and the negative. It is time to be aware of the fact that though this role was a source…

Word of the Day: Vergeven

A verb meaning “to forgive” This is an action that I didn’t really seem to learn until going through a lot of self inflicted suffering. Shockingly it wasn’t personal relationships that were the teacher. It was learning to forgive myself. Learning to forgive myself for loss, for growth, for moving on. The hardest part about…

Word of the Day: De Stress

A noun meaning “stress”. I apologize for the unexplained gap in posts as of late. I’ve been de stressed. As well, I was on a girls weekend to Kelowna. I had never been to Kelowna so it was a perfectly wonderful treat and escape. But also the breath of fresh air that was just strong enough to…

Word of the Day: Hand Geven

An expression meaning “to shake hands”. Just in keeping with my theme of perverting the words meaning to my own feelings… Today I’m going hand geven with my body. It’s faced years of unnecessary and unproductive loathing when all I had to do was care for it. I’m truly blessed to have a healthy body,…

Word of the Day: Het Schild

A noun meaning “shield” something to protect someone from a danger, risk, or unpleasant experience. A perfect word for the last few weeks, I have been using so many factors in my life as a shield. My unhappiness in my current job, being jet-lagged from my trip, the problems friends are having, the lack of…