The end of the year has become an analogy for posting curated highlight reels on Instagram, sharing profound wisdom with the world, and announcing if you are either team “new year, new me”, or team “new year, same me” to your followers. However, as cringe-worthy as deducting 365 days to 15 seconds has become, as an ex-philosophy student and pro-overthinker, I’ve always applauded these traditions. Through all its superficiality and overflow of extreme highlight content, this was the only time of the year the majority of people stopped looking for external validation and turned their gaze inward. It’s the nearing of the new year that evokes self-reflection. For once focus on inner work, and the process of thinking in itself becomes trending. Thus, I want to use the end of the year to justify sharing some of my thoughts and life lessons of 2022 with you as well.
From drinking pumpkin spice lattes to creating that cozy, autumnal atmosphere at home: my favorite season of the year is back, and I couldn’t be more excited. Fall will always be my comfort-blanket season. Maybe it’s because I’m a Fall baby (libra season is near!), maybe it’s because I’ve always loved horror movies, or maybe it’s because I have an obsession with bouclé and cinnamon. In any case, Fall is here and in this blogpost, I’m sharing with you my cozy & neutral fall home decor ideas for 2022. I really went all out this season with the decorations, so I’m super excited to show you them all!
It’s been four months since I decided to start eating plant-based. As a newbie vegan, transitioning to a fully plant-based diet is exciting but can feel a bit overwhelming sometimes. There is so much information out there, so many new recipes you can try to re-create, but where do you even start? In this blog post, I will be sharing with you my favorite healthy, quick, and easy plant-based meals I love to make every week. If you’re thinking of becoming vegan, or if you just want to add some delicious plant-based meals to your diet, this blog post is for you! I’m also including a free printable mini cookbook you can download with all the recipes and ingredients needed.
With Spring season and its blooming cherry blossoms & the beautiful sunny days in its full swing, one of the lesser pleasures of this season is Spring cleaning. Deep cleaning your space can seem quite intimidating. The question “but where do I even start?” has often made me feel so overwhelmed, I end up binge-watching thrillers and devouring a pint of vegan Ben & Jerry’s ice cream on my couch. However, there is no better feeling than finishing those cleaning tasks you have been laying off for ages. And with this blog post and the free printable it comes with, you will have the ultimate checklist to tackle all your Spring cleaning in an organized and efficient way.
My dear reader, Happiness is meant to be experienced; sadness is meant to be written, and read. Maybe it’s my inner Russian cynic or hopeless romantic, but I find it dauntingly difficult to write when I’m happy. There is something about defining happy feelings into words, that seems like defying happiness in itself. In most cases, I would reserve writing to my moments of despair. Filling up notebooks with my fears, sharing my sorrows on Instagram stories, or scrabbling my sadness on the notes app; misery truly loves (written) company. The sole fact of knowing I could express my emotions on (digital) paper made me feel like they were valid, and that my experiences were valid too. Or even more so, that me, existing as an emotive human being in this often inherently inexplicable world, was valid.
Hi, my name is Lilia, and welcome to my blog called LilyLike! I'm an online inspirer, photographer & entrepreneur. I'm originally from the Netherlands, but moved to sunny Los Angeles to chase my dreams. On my blog, you will find inspirational writings, as well as links to my favorite life, style & home decor pieces. If you want to get to know me better, click on the read more button below!