There’s something about the annual 1st of January that makes me feel like I can re-start this year with a blank slate. I know most new year’s resolutions are quite cliché, and nine out of the ten times do not last longer than the first week of February, but I still like to set some goals for myself each year. I think it is essential to write them down in order to self-reflect on your path. That is why I also want to share if I actually did or did not achieved the goals I set out for myself previous year.View Post
Hi, my name is Lilia. I am a girl – or should I start saying woman now that I am 23? – with unstoppable fire in my soul, crazy love in my heart, and a philosophical mess in my mind. Welcome to my annual catharsis of all the lessons I have learned in 2017. Looking back, I feel like I have realized so many valuable things this year, and as many other aspects of my life, I want to share those life lessons with you.View Post
It’s been 5 months since I left my loft apartment in Groningen and moved to the United States to start a new life there. 5 freaking months. If I look back at these 5 months, I feel like they have flown by. However, a lot has happened in this period of time, so I guess it makes sense that so much time has already passed. Although I have been sharing my life in Washington DC almost every week on Youtube in my DC Diaries, I haven’t really written any blogpost about it. What’s it like, packing up all your things and moving to a different continent without knowing anyone? Now that I have done it, I can honestly say that it is completely different than I had expected…View Post
I am laying in my bed on the floor. Surrounded by dusty pink pillows and fairy lights, I stare out of the floor-to-ceiling window of my new apartment in Washington DC. I have come a long way. A way different than expected; a way leading to other destinations than planned. Exactly one year ago from today, that way was leading me to the point of questioning my whole existence. Why did this happen to me? How did I allow a person like that into my life, let alone so close to me? Doesn’t this only exist in the movies? I still remember everything, and especially how it felt. I can never forget that. Exactly one year ago from now, I broke up with the person I was in love with. The reason why I had to break up with him, was because he happened to be a compulsive liar.View Post
Dear Diary. It’s my birthday today. And in celebration of that, I like to write this personal note on my previous year as a 22-year old.
I feel like it is an unwritten to tell you that a lot has happened during this year. 22 was definitely a turbulent year for me. Starting with a break-up on my 22nd birthday, and ending it with me moving to a different continent to pursue the American Dream: You can safely say I’ve experienced a lot this past year. I had to fill quite some diaries to be able to process these events.View Post