It’s been over six months since I wrote my last post, which was a goodbye one. Or actually, it was a notification of my move to another blog. Another blog that isn’t updated as regularly as I intended to either, but that’s another story for another time. Today’s story is about this blog, that I kept online all this time, knowing that one day I’d know what to do with it. And that day is today — hooray. :D

Once this was my fashion-, fitness, and travel journal, and once I wanted it to become something professional. That didn’t happen and that’s okay, because in reality, I didn’t have enough time for it anyway. Today, everything has changed, and I’m giving it another go — that is: on that other blog that’s another story for another time. However, these recent changes in my life, my newly found spare time, and the pursuit of taking yet another blog to the next level have made me realize something else: that I really miss writing for the sake of writing.

So that’s what I plan to do here. I’ve always been blogging, or journaling, or both, and putting down on paper my daily thoughts has always been incredibly fun, relaxing, and fulfilling in some way. These benefits were the primary reason for starting this blog once, but somewhere along the way, in my quest to become a professional blogger, I lost them. Now there’s nothing wrong with trying to become a professional blogger — I just missed the spontaneous blogposts about random things in life.

So I kept, knowing that I’d get back to it. So welcome again. My name is Merel, I’m 26 years old and I’m from The Netherlands. With my boyfriend Luuk and kittycats Blow and Pablo I recently moved to Gran Canaria (one of the Spanish islands, in case you don’t know). My boyfriend has a job here — which is the reason why we moved (plus: sun) — and he supports us all. However, I’ll have to start anew, from scratch.

My adventures as a newbee in Gran Canaria will be the main topic of this blog from now on. Even though this will be read mostly by family and friends, I hope you who don’t know me personally will grow into liking it as well. No pressure there of course — as I said, I’m not planning on going professional. ;)

living in Gran Canaria

PS. Please excuse the mess around here. I still have to update the menu, logo, sidebar, and all that!


  • april 15, 2017 - 10:06 am | Permalink

    Welkom terug! Ik ben blij dat je weer gaat schrijven! Ik ben zo benieuwd naar al je avonturen in Gran Canaria!

    • Merel
      juni 15, 2017 - 2:41 pm | Permalink

      Hi Veerlez! Geen idee waarom ik nooit meer op dit bericht heb gereageerd, maar alsnog heel erg bedankt voor je leuke comment. Het heeft even geduurd, maar er staat inmiddels een tweede Merel-in-Gran-Canaria artikel online. ;) X

  • april 16, 2017 - 7:22 pm | Permalink

    Oh waaaaw! Een nieuw fantastisch avontuur en ik ben zo jaloers op je momenteel :-)
    X, Eline

    • Merel
      juni 15, 2017 - 2:42 pm | Permalink

      Hi Eline! Sorry voor mijn late reactie, had je bericht wel gelezen, maar somehow nog niet gereageerd. Het is inderdaad echt een avontuur, & I’m lovin’ it so far! Dankjewel voor je lieve reactie! X


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