PERSONAL | The Start of A New Chapter.

PERSONAL | The Start of A New Chapter.





A new beginning for Lily Like

The start of a new chapter: don't we all love a fresh start? Even though it's questionable if our lives will ever become actual chapters, sometimes we just need to leave things in the past and turn over a new leave. And that's totally fine, because you are the writer of your story. Your only job is to make it a hella good one. So that's what I'm going to do: I am going to start a new chapter on Lily Like today.


PERSONAL | The Start of A New Chapter.

PERSONAL | The Start of A New Chapter.


"I don't like to call myself an online influencer. Influencing people sounds too shady and negative to me. I much rather prefer online inspirer: I want to inspire you in any way or form I possibly can."



For those of you that don't know, I wasn't feeling that well the last couple of weeks (read this blogpost if you want to know more). To keep things rather short, I felt like I had lost myself. Things just weren't falling into place as I was used to. It was like I was trying to solve a puzzle, but the puzzle pieces kept changing everytime I started getting somewhere. I found it hard to accept the events happening to me. I found it hard to accept change. However, now that I finally acknowledged these changes, I felt like I could finally start being myself again (or slowly figuring out what my actual self consisted of). My life completely reshuffled again - but this time in a good way. I feel like I'm in such a good, happy place right now, that nothing can stop me from smiling. However, the strongest emotion I feel currently is not happiness, but gratitude. I feel so grateful for feeling so genuinely happy right now.

Although I am definitely a believer in the law of attraction - thinking positively is key - I want to add a big fat sidenote to it as well. Life isn't always positive, and we shouldn't strive for a completely positive life either. Instead, life is about balance. Accepting and appreciating both the good and the bad is the actual thing we should strive for. Let me explain it with the example I just used. I was just telling you guys about how I felt like I've lost myself the last couple of weeks, but that I've finally started to figure things out now, which made me feel extremely happy and grateful. Well, one of the reasons why I feel so fortunate and grateful, is because I've experienced the opposite of these feelings for weeks as well. Without the negative experiences I had previously, I would never be so happy as, for example, a student that realizes it's the first day of Summer vacation, and they still have a lot of days left to do all the things they want to do, but couldn't do during uni life (but they probably end up doing nothing, which is perfectly acceptable). Conclusion: negative experiences are essential to appreciate the positive ones. Instead of only trying to be positive, strive to find balance.

Keeping this on a positive note, if you're wondering why I am so happy, I'll give you a short summary. First of all, yesterday was my last Philosophy exam (Ethics 3: Freedom & Responsibility) of this academic year. The funny thing was that 30 minutes prior to my exam, I actually got an email saying that I got the Scholarship I applied to! I honestly couldn't believe my eyes. I didn't prepare my interview that much, because I was in the middle of my exam week, and I thought they would definitely pick out someone other than me. However, I was wrong and I still can't believe they saw something in me that they didn't see in others (it was also the first time that I actually talked about my business being a Youtuber on my CV, so it's good to know it was actually really appreciated). Definitely started my exam with some good vibes, haha. Although I was really nervous for it - I started studying way too late - it actually went pretty well. I have a good feeling about it. So yeah, today is my first day of Summer holiday! And it already started great, with the relaunch of Lily Like ánd a Google event in Groningen for entrepreneurs and students I have to attend as one of the speakers (yup I honestly felt like I had my life together for a sec when Google asked me to be one of their 'successful case studies' for this event - life goals lol). So yeah, in short: I feel blessed.

PERSONAL | The Start of A New Chapter.



PERSONAL | The Start of A New Chapter.


Some last words

So with this personal positive change, I also feel like it's time to change Lily Like. I've been actually thinking about turning the tables with my blog for a while now, but today is the right moment. So what can you expect?

  • A new and improved layout. I felt like it was time to update my layout to something new. I am completely obsessed with how it came out, and I hope you love it too!
  • More personal, philosophical articles. I always get an overwhelmingly positive response from you guys, every time I post a more personal, 'risky' blogpost. Although it feels scary sometimes, it honestly does not compete with the feeling I get when true sharing my stories, I am able to help and inspire others. Also, I feel like my true skills and passion for writing are mostly found whenever I am writing a more personal piece.
  • Less video integration. One big thing that is going to change on my blog Lily Like are my 'video blogposts'. I used always make a separate blogpost with every video that I posted on my YouTube channel, just to make sure both media were in line with each other. However, every time that I posted a new vlog or study with me video, I ended up writing such a short and boring. From now on, I only want to write 'video blogposts' that are actually interesting to read and give extra information aside from the Youtube video.
  • Better quality Beauty, Fashion, Lifestyle, Study/University & Travel content. Yes, those are a lot of categories, but it's honestly all things I am very passionate about. I want to keep improving my content with better writing, better photos and just more creativity and inspiration. I already have some great ideas. I am so excited for this, and I hope you are too!


xo Lilia











  1. Justine
    June 21, 2017 / 08:11

    cant wait to read more

    • August 9, 2017 / 04:30

      You inspire me. Whenever I feel unmotivated I watch your videos or I read your articles.Although we don’t know each other I mean personally you feel like a friend .

      • August 9, 2017 / 13:28

        We are friends <3

  2. Ellen
    June 21, 2017 / 09:23

    You go girl! Love your work, the more ‘personal’ stuff’ is really inspiring. But I also love your other posts.

  3. June 21, 2017 / 10:10

    Love it! So excited for what is to come :), i recently found you on youtube and shortly after your blog. Your content truly is inspiring in every way possible

  4. June 21, 2017 / 10:51

    Oh yeah ! I’m in love with this new design, I find this simple but effective <3
    Can't wait to see more new articles and read them. You're such an inspiration to me, and I'm so happy to read you. I was a bit sad that they were more articles with videos than just article. Great thing that you will change that :D
    Kisses x

  5. June 21, 2017 / 11:59

    Leuk dat je een nieuwe begin maakt.

  6. June 21, 2017 / 13:40

    Mooi dat je op deze manier weer lekker verder kan, was precies wat ik een aantal maanden geleden ook nodig had. Je lay-out ziet er mooi uit, ben benieuwd naar je komende posts! Enne, wat fijn van de beurs, congrats!!

    xx Alex
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    • August 9, 2017 / 12:36

      Dankjewel Alex <3

  7. June 21, 2017 / 15:12

    Yaaass u go girl<3 Ik hou van diepzinnige/persoonlijke posts hihi, en die shop de post onderaan is echt geweldig!! X
    Emma recently posted…Ik ben geslaagd!

    • August 9, 2017 / 12:37

      Dankje Emma <3

  8. June 21, 2017 / 16:10

    I am so proud of you! I have been rooting for you since the day I came across your channel. I have said this to you before but you are always an inspiration to me, when I am going through a rough time or I feel frustrated i just watch your videos and I tell myself if Lilly can do it than I can lol.
    Congrats on your scholarship and new chapter in life! I can’t wait to hear more of where life takes you my friend


  9. June 21, 2017 / 17:20

    From a UI Designer/Web Developer, the new layout is perfect! It’s classy, sofisticated, and totally you! Good job.

    Keep up being positive, Good luck with your new chapter.
    From Greece with lots of love,

    • August 9, 2017 / 12:37

      Aw thank you <3

  10. Xiomara
    June 21, 2017 / 18:13

    OMG love this!!! you are such an inspiration to me and make me want to change a few things about myself. Can’t wait to read the upcoming blogs. Btw, i love this layout. xoxo

    • August 9, 2017 / 12:38

      Glad to hear <3

  11. Ilah
    June 21, 2017 / 21:04

    Aah super leuk! Jouw blog zal altijd de eerste blog zijn die ik tegen kwam en waar ik tegen op kijk! Ik ben heel erg benieuwd naar alle nieuwe content die je vanaf nu gaat plaatsen! Super tof ook van je opleiding, gefeliciteerd! Super mooie foto’s trouwens en die outfit staat je echt heel erg leuk! xx

    • August 9, 2017 / 12:38

      Ah wat superleuk om te horen, dankjewel! xo

  12. June 21, 2017 / 22:39

    Wauw, wat een prachtig artikel! Dit doet me beseffen dat ik wat meer dankbaar moet zijn met de dingen die gebeuren in mijn leven. Ik ben pas gisteren op jouw YouTube-kanaal gekomen en ik ben al direct fan! Ook wil je nog zeggen dat je een hele leuke schrijfstijl hebt! Blijf zeker doen wat je nu doet en proficiat met het feit dat Google jou vraagt als spreker!

    • August 9, 2017 / 12:38

      Dankjewel Joyce, ik ben blij dat ik dat heb kunnen veroorzaken bij je :)

  13. June 25, 2017 / 21:19

    You truly are an inspiration to so many! I wish you luck on this new chapter x

  14. June 25, 2017 / 21:20

    You truly are an inspiration to so many and I hope you continue to write more personal posts such as this! I wish you luck on this new chapter x

  15. Irina F
    June 26, 2017 / 00:56

    I can’t wait to read more. I was also feeling lost with my blog. In the end, I decided to stop blogging. I do miss sometimes, but I still question myself is I am up to it. If I am good enough. Anyway, I wish success in your new chapter!

    • August 9, 2017 / 13:03

      Thank you! It’s never too late to start again :)

  16. Kirami
    June 26, 2017 / 01:46

    I’m excited for this new journey!

  17. June 27, 2017 / 16:47

    You have a awesome blog! I met you one time in Blogger Closet Sale at Student Hotel in Groningen.
    You look so lovely and your style is very chic! Hope to see you again somewhere in Groningen.
    Wish a lot of luck for your new journey :)

    xxx Ria

    • August 9, 2017 / 13:05

      Ah glad you said hi! Thank you <3

  18. Amikah
    July 29, 2017 / 19:51

    I love the way you interpret the law of attraction. Many people ignore the negative aspects of our lives and not recognise that our downfalls are resposnible for our strength. As a law student, I am inspired by your journey and hardwork, therefore, I cannot wait to discover the new fond you. Good Luck Lily:)

  19. Bambi
    August 28, 2017 / 21:05

    I found your channel because I was looking for law school vlogs since I will start law school next month and I’m too excited to just sit and wait I’ve basically watched all of your videos in the past week and also discovered your blog today. Feeling totally inspired by your fashion/your work/your lifestyle in general. You rock! I think the way you’re handling this big change is really admirable. Thank you so much for your great content, I cannot wait to start school and use all of your great tips! Have a lovely day xo

    • September 22, 2017 / 15:32

      Aw thank you! xo

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