Jun 152014
 

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Sooooo, I was invited to the Miss Publicity Bloggers on Board event!

Miss Publicity invited a bunch of bloggers onto their bright pink boat: to hang out with each other while Miss P (as Lin calls it) had the opportunity to introduce some new brands to us.

If you want to read an excellent blog post about it I recommend Sophie’s.

If you want me to see me make a mess of things as I usually do, read on ahead.

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May 242014
 

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 (Apart from the seagulls in Finding Nemo, this shark has got to be the most hilarious flying thing I’ve ever seen)

Hi kids! Are you ready for a tale of two fair maidens and their journey to a land far far away with their knights? Put in other words: Do you want to read how Lin and I spent a weekend in Oostende (Belgium) with our boyfriends? An Oostende weekend away?

We were invited by VVV Oostende to spent a night in Oostende and check out the town.

And this…is our story.

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Apr 222014
 

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Okay, don’t panic. (Or do panic, but if you do please take a selfie of it and tweet it to me with #selfhelphipsterhiatus.)

Seriously though, please don’t worry. I’m totally fine. There’s no crisis, there’s no drama, I’m not even (that) stressed out right now. I’m just out here in the world doing my thing: Kicking ass, taking names, forgetting my keys and drinking lots of coffee.

I want to take some time off from writing online. I want to work on some personal and professional projects for a few weeks while I think about what I want to do with my website.

Innovation, authenticity and quality of content and writing are really important to me. I want to think about these things without simultaneously writing and publishing content.

So that’s what I’m going to do.

  • MISS ME? Browse the archive, dummy. I wrote a lot of fluffy stuff!
  • WANNA HANG OUT? There is a workshop planned for Saturday the 7th of June. Details are the same as last time. You can email me if you want to join info[a]theselfhelphipster.com

I always come and go as I please (as I like it), but this time I figured I’d share so that you know why I’m gone and so you know when to expect me back.

I totally love you, I will miss you and I will see you in a month. If you need me you can reach me through Twitter and email.

OK BYE!

Mar 302014
 

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DISCLAIMER This is a promotion blog post featuring my new favorite Etsy shop. After my first order, one that I placed myself, I love the shirts I received. I asked the owner if she wanted to be promoted on my blog. She did, and that’s how I received two shirts free of charge. 

Can we move on to the fun part now? Because I found a fucking cool Etsy store and want to share it with you. Sheesh.

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Feb 012014
 

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Aaaaaaand it’s February. I’m on the couch with coffee and Dexter episodes right now and since I am not good for anything else tonight, I’d figure I’d try and write a Month in Review thing.

Why? Let’s see if I can do it without boring you to death. Also, I figured that if I want to do a year recap at the end of the year I can just link back to all the different months. My creativity to be lazy knows no bounds. Ok let’s go.

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NEW YEAR Started out with my babe Lin and our boyfriends and a lot of champagne. Accidentally shattered a champagne glass (and was more concerned with the fact that there was less champagne to drink than with the fact there was glass on the floor. Priorities, people.)

The next day, this heartfelt connection with alcohol turned into a nasty divorce. With custody battles over my mental health and several of my organs. I spent it on the couch in recovery-mode, watching Marvel movies with Manfriend, indulging in my hang-over cure: Eating ALL the foods.

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YOGA Second best hang-over cure? Exercise. On January 2nd I drove to the yoga studio and did a very easy-going class. It was then that I decided to do the Girl Does Yoga series in order to rebalance and normalize my yoga practice.

It’s not always easy. I sometimes find myself unnecessarily procrastinating on getting my ass to the studio, but it is getting better. Once said ass is in said yoga studio, everything is great. It’s about showing up, and I’m learning how to show up in the good way.

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PILATES Discovered Pilates Place Rotterdam and Pilates, exercise more focused on training strength and your core while simultaneously stretching. I’m going to take a Reformer class there every once in a while because I find it a really fun and challenging work-out, that lasts only 50 minutes and that is 5 minutes away from work. Practical and saves time.

WORK Finding my way around my new duties and responsibilities, while slowly moving away from my regular tasks. It’s going pretty well. I am going to miss my students for a while, but I still can’t believe I get to do what I’m doing, because it combines everything I love. Which is also terrifying because what if I mess something up oh God oh God be right back nervous breakdown.

BOOKS Within the first chapter I was completely captivated by Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. It’s been a long time since I actually stayed up to read, but for this book I totally did. Very heavy but brilliant and surprising. I’ve also finished Neil Gaiman’s American Gods (weird but good) and a collection of his short stories, but I’m still working on the God Delusion by Richard Dawkins — Not really a light read, that one.

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(My grandmother baked me cookies and if that’s not the cutest effing thing then I don’t know what is) 

MISCELLANEOUS

  • SOMEBODY STOLE MY MUG AT WORK. Which is not a big deal, but I did really want it back. After all it fits an ocean of tea and it is mine. After being on the look-out for two days (aka staring creepily into other people’s offices) I FOUND IT. Then this happened.
  • I was obsessed with blue cheese for two weeks straight and had it every single day during that time.

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  • Drank a lot of Celestian Seasoning’s Lemon Green Tea and Sleepytime Peach Tea. These were sent to me for a review and although I LOVE them and I’ve been guzzling the stuff like a dehydrated camel, I’m still working up the guts to dedicate one post entirely to reviewing…tea. Lord knows I can’t do it as good as Iris did. So if anyone knows any alternatives for “This tea is great” that’d be super.
  • Went to FortyDegrees and had lunch with Huub after. Having lunch with your old yoga teacher who is equal parts awesome, interesting and intimidating? Highly recommended.
  • I had a massage at TensionTamers yesterday, which was great and very relaxing. BUT, while I was getting massaged I thought about Monica from Friends getting massaged and I was trying really hard not to laugh, so OBVIOUSLY next thing I knew I was thinking of EVERYTHING funny that EVER happened in the history of the world. Long story short at one point I fucking LOST IT. Michiel probably thinks I’m completely insane. Oh well. It’s always easier to get that revelation out of the way early.

I’m very excited for February.

I get to go to Paris with Lin and EAT/DRINK EVERYTHING, do a lot of yoga, work a lot and write when I can. Oh, and go read the Fault in Our Stars when I’m ready for my next emotional breakdown over literature. All in good time.

Have a great weekend!