When Life Catches Up On You

Yes, the Rockies are really postcard-perfect ! :) 
Oh, hi there... Can you tell my life has been crazy hectic since I've left my homecountry? I can't believe I'm already gone for 6 weeks, and I can't believe I've been living my life here in Canada for over a month already !
I haven't given myself the time to update the blog, even though I really wanted to. I just needed some time to settle down and settle in, meet all these amazing new people and sort out my life. Which hasn't fully succeeded yet, to be honest.

Coming here, to Edmonton, Canada, I was so afraid to feel lonely, or worse, be lonely. Obviously those fears are always super unnecessary, which proved itself once again because I already have an amazing group of people around me here who I am so lucky and happy to call friends (or surrogate-family, if I may ;).
So in that respect everything is going very well here. Classes have started which took some time getting used to, but I think I have everything well organised at the moment.

So why do I feel like I'm sometimes losing my grip on life? I guess because I felt this summer would last forever. I have not been online this summer, because my life was CRAZY and it seemed everything was happing at once. In a good way.
And this past month made me realise two things. 1 - Summer does really end and 2 - Long distance is a bitch.
Long distance as in missing your family, friends, and that special someone. Oh, and don't forget the dog. Hell, I wish her black and blonde tail could come wagging in my room right now.

I'm not homesick. That's not it. It's just that sometimes so many great things are happening to you and you just wish people from home would be there to experience them with you.

But I guess this is all part of the process. Call it culture-shock, call it being overly emotional (ehh yeah that's me), it's part of living on my own in a country across a huge freaking ocean. Trust me, I've seen it (from an airplane window- that is).

This doesn't mean that I'm not fully enjoying my stay here. I feel so lucky that I get this opportunity to build up my life here in a foreign country and spend a semester learning about so many new things and experiencing things I will benefit from my entire life. At some times it's just a little harder to enjoy it all on your own. And that's okay :)

I feel like blogging will take a little turn for me. I want to explore the writer-side of me, as well as sticking with fashion from time to time (Hey, don't worry! Once a fashionvictim, always a fashionvictim. They couldn't beat it out of me if they wanted to ;)). That's so great about having a blog: it's my own and I can do whatever I want with it.

I hope to bring you guys on my journey with me from now on. I really feel like my stay here and everything that is happening in my life at the moment already makes me grow so much - and I hope to give a little piece of that to you guys through the magical world of the interwebs. :)

See you soon !


  1. Wat een onwijs gave foto! Je Canada-avontuur klinkt heel tof, al snap ik dat het soms ook wel even lastig kan zijn. Ik ben in ieder geval heel benieuwd naar meer verhalen over alles daar aan de andere kant van de wereld! :)

  2. Wauw die foto al! En het klinkt heel leuk allemaal, deze ervaring moest je gewoon echt meemaken! Ik ben heel benieuwd naar nieuwe berichten, leuk dat je nu weer iets van je laat weten! :)

  3. Ahhh, je foto is prachtig! Alles klinkt heel erg gaaf en geweldig en heel erg gezond en normaal, haha. Niemand kan zomaar in een nieuw en onbekend land een leven opbouwen zonder tegenslagen, twijfels en zo af en toe wat 'heimwee'. Have fun, geniet, en schrijf vooral nog heel veel updates want ik vind het heerlijk om van je te horen en alles te lezen (: X