Personal

This is my only resolution for 2018

This is my only resolution for 2018

I know it’s a little bit late in the year to be talking resolutions, but at the same time: any day is a good day to change your life. So that’s why I wanted to talk a little bit about the concept of resolutions and how I’ve decided to approach them. Over the past few years I’ve been the master of overstretching myself in terms of resolutions. I think last year I had about twelve of them! While I got some done, and I wasn’t too strict on myself, in general it’s better to keep a narrow focus and just focus on one thing. That’s why I only have one New Year’s resolution for 2018. One focus word.

World trip announcement: we are becoming fulltime digital nomads!

World trip announcement: we are becoming fulltime digital nomads!

AHHH you guys, I’m SO excited to share this news with you: after four years of blood, sweat and tears we have finally made the decision. We are giving up our house and going to travel the world! And we’ll just continue to work as normal. Anyone who knows me personally, won’t be overly shocked by this step. It’s been a long time coming. I recently looked it up, and the first time I’ve got the idea was back in 2013. After a lot of fighting and slow grooming, the boyfriend is finally on board with the plans. When he mentioned this spring that he’d rather leave yesterday than tomorrow, to travel the world with his laptop, I finally knew it was time to start planning. Read this post to find out all about our travel plans, how the decision came about, and what it means for my work.

My 2017 New Years resolutions

My 2017 New Years resolutions

Although they’re over by now, I absolutely love those days in between Christmas and New Years. It’s cold outside and I’m sitting on the couch with never ending amounts of French cheeses, wine and hot chocolate (not at the same time, obviously). Without having to do anything! I always try to work as little as possible on those days, and I managed pretty well this time. Instead, I used those days to make some plans for the new year. I wrote down my New Years resolutions and I even accidentally started a bullet journal.

I know not everyone believes in New Years resolutions, but I kind of like the idea of a new year and a clean slate. I know that realistically speaking it doesn’t matter one bit if it’s 1 January or 18 January, but that doesn’t take away the fact that it’s a good thing to pause for a moment and evaluate your last year, yourself, and see if you’re happy with your life and your personality. That’s why I made a nice list of New Years resolutions, and I’m sharing it with you! Grab a cup of tea, because this is going to be a nice and long personal blog post :).

My 2016 in travel: 19 trips + living abroad!

My 2016 in travel: 19 trips + living abroad!

Yup, 2016 was in many ways a shitty year. But to me it was a beautiful year full of travels. I’ve been abroad so many times! I even lived abroad for seven months, which were without a doubt one of the best months of my life. 2016 was a very successful year for me business-wise. I had more revenue and I now have multiple freelancers working for my company. Let’s dive in to some details!

Why I don’t care if you call me lucky.

Why I don’t care if you call me lucky.

Venetie20

I’m a 24 year old white girl, running her own business, traveling the world and living in London. Ofcourse I’m f*cking lucky.

If there’s one thing that upsets me in the travel blogging world, it’s bloggers who call out strangers and friends for calling them lucky. Sometimes they even go so far as writing blogposts about how they AREN’T lucky. About how EVERYONE can live the life they lead, as long as they prioritize their life a little better. (Judgmental much?)

I get called lucky on a weekly basis. Guess what? I don’t care. If you tell me I’m lucky for whatever reason (and there’s many: the traveling, the business, the clients, the living in London) I will smile and nod in agreement. Yes, I am damn lucky. You’re right.