Author: Merel

2020 goals

My Goals for 2020

If you know me, you know I love all things planning. New Year’s resolutions have been mahh thingg for as long as I can remember. Last year I poured them into the form of daily ten words and DuoLingo practice. Besides, reading and watching Spanish movies will definitely help tremendously in building confidence to speak. So who Read More

half marathon training

How I Ran a Half Marathon With 4 Months of Training

A half marathon, without even having run a 5k continuously before. I didn’t believe I would actually do it. A friend asked me to take up the challenge over mojitos and piña coladas, and since I was considering getting back into running, I said ‘yes’. At the time, the half marathon in Málaga was four Read More

learned in 2019

What I Learned In 2019

That I am not a consistent blogger, that’s for sure. I started and forgot all about my Happiness Project TWICE this year. Even though it was the reason I picked up blogging again, so enthusiastically, back at the end of 2018. But what I also learned in 2019 is that I will always want to Read More

August 16-31: Treat Yo’ Self // Self Care

It’s October already, I know. But the lateness of this post comes with a good reason, because treat yo’ self is a Commandment to think about (find all Twelve Commandments here). I haven’t fully tackled finances yet, so I can’t just go out and treat mah self to all the beauty products, for example. Which, admittedly, was kinda the idea when Read More

August 1-15: Push Your Limits // Sports

Me and Sports have been in an on-and-off-relationship my entire life. When I was younger I used to dance and do horse riding. Working out was easy then, because it was fun. Until it got to the point where I spend almost four hours a day on sports, got completely burned out from combining that Read More

July 16-31: Eat To Live // Food

How healthy we are, both physically and mentally, all starts with food. Right? You are what you eat. I’m a bit late with this post, but since it’s an important topic, I post it anyway. I wholeheartedly believe that food is the main cause of many of our modern (mostly Western) diseases: cancer, heart disease, auto-immune diseases, and even Read More

How I’m Going to Make Myself Happier in the Second Half of 2019

Half of 2019 is gone and I’m not happier. Quite the contrary. But that has nothing to do with my Happiness Project, because my Happiness Project actually did make me happier, the first three months of the year. After that, I allowed life to happen, and the project fell down the ladder of priorities. Now Read More

Home

I never thought I’d say this, because I felt alien for a long time.The language was different, so I didn’t understand. The sun shone brightly, but I only knew rain.The music was made for dancing, but I had no idea how.There was just one highway, but no bicycle lanes.It made me feel lost. I never Read More

March: Think Big // Work

I’m suuuperlate with writing this blogpost, but I’m posting it anyway. In line with last month’s topic of money, March has been all about work-work-work-work-work. I run my own creative business, which I love, but takes heaps of time for little money. And I work as a freelance text editor, which helps pay the bills and Read More

Budgeting and Tracking Expenses // Daily Habits

To reach my goal of becoming financially independent, February (and the rest of the year, obvs) was dedicated to spending wisely. In order to start doing so, the most urgent smart goal on my list was to find a way to make tracking expenses easy and fun. So easy and fun, in fact, that I can Read More

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