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I’ve thought about celebrating my yearly successes and reflect on the lessons I’ve learnt each year for a while now.
this is a reminder to myself and all watching about how fast things can change but also, that everything happens for a reason.
with love and gratitude, Karolina
Topic for another time, but long distance relationships come with their perks. Discovering more of the Dutch land every other month is just one of them!
It seems that disconnecting and plunging into nature isn’t hard to do in NL, with the abundance of parks and forests. Do you wonder where to bask in the tranquility, even if only dropping by Amsterdam? Here’s a word or two about some of my favourite places I’ve visited the past year.
Hey *waves hand shyly*
Good 8 months, eh?!
Wow. I mean. Where do I start? I could just go on with life, start posting with no explanation as to why this has taken me so long. But we all know I’m here to share the good and the bad, so here is a slice of real life for you, in just a few words.
One of the questions I always get from non-vegans is
“So… What do you eat?!”
This blog post is for you all who are curious about what are some of the things I eat on a daily basis. My food isn’t always the same, and I sometimes buy more junk than other days. Nonetheless, if you’re as nosy as I am, you’re sure to enjoy this post. Can you spot a few things you think you could swap for today?
My relationship with a plant based diet started back in my second year of uni (2015). I transitioned from being vegetarian to vegan (or, at least a very aspiring one) after watching a compilation of the controversial Freelee The Banana girl videos, in which she critiqued YouTube personalities and celebrities. Not only were they shocking, but simultaneously educating and informative. I then tried out veganism on and off for months until I finally took control over my diet completely and took it seriously in August of 2017. And, here I am, months earlier, with no cravings for my beloved cottage cheese and liver (which I absolutely used to love).
It’s time to move out, and with this, it’s time to declutter.
Next on my list: Denmark. As you can probably tell, I am on a whim of ticking the beautiful region of Northern Europe off my list. For that reason, it was time to visit Denmark, the alluring country of eternal hygge and the most happy city in the world – Copenhagen.
Copenhagen – a place full of pastel-coloured streets, compact layout and hundreds of bikes on every corner, has greeted me in the most magical and freezing way possible.
It’s time to endeavor out on another life’s adventure and start a new era of your life. How should you begin it and what are some things to keep in mind? Here are some tips I wish someone had told me before my time at university.
Choosing the right university for you
When it comes to choosing your home for the next three or four years, it’s important to consider the following: university and subject ranking, location, cost of living and student satisfaction. As my current uni (University of Surrey) is ranked as number one for my particular field of study, it was obvious it will land in my top five picks.
What I also paid a lot attention to however is the university accommodation and outdoors. Everybody desires to live in comfort and beautiful surroundings! The nature incorporated within the university grounds gave me space to chill out with friends and sometimes even study (I know, right!) but for the most part, it gave me a space where I could unwind and clear my mind.
Feeding the ducks on campus (October 2014).