Am I having a mid-life crisis?

A mid-life crisis. Or maybe I should call it a fifth-life crisis, since I’m 21 and hopefully not nearly halfway. Yet, I guess I am feeling what’s called just that, but in another phase of life. Currently, I am struggling to find a way. A way of life. Which way to go, which turn to take?

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My 5 biggest sustainability challenges at this moment

Most of the time I’d say a sustainable lifestyle isn’t hard. But maybe that’s not fair since I am not where I want to be yet. I want to live within the earth’s boundaries ánd create positive impact, but as we’ve seen, the last time I measured we still need 1,5 earths when everybody would live like me. I have work to do and maybe that’s why I shouldn’t always say that a sustainable lifestyle is easy. I have things I want to work on too, I’m not perfect. I’ve done it before, but today I want to share some of my sustainability challenges I have right now. What are the things I struggle the most with at this time of my life? Lees “My 5 biggest sustainability challenges at this moment” verder

4 Podcast tips

As you might know, I am currently working about 50 hours a week. This is the reason I stopped doing my weekly diaries on this blog (which will resume on 1st of August, don’t worry!). I have a production job, so a lot of hours I am doing the same thing over and over again. That might seem boring, but my boss allows us to have headphones (in one ear preferable haha). And so, I have been listening to a loooot of podcasts episodes over the past two months. Today I want to share 4 of my favorites with you.

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Room tour – part 2

It’s time for room tour part 2! Last week I shared part 1 of my room tour – the more minimalistic bedroom I have. You can read there why I have two bedrooms and so why this tour has two parts. Today I am sharing part 2, which is where I spend the most time. There are way more items in this room and I’d say it’s not minimalistic but more messy. But it’s reality! And to make this blog more personal, I am sharing this today. Non-edited, real. Lees “Room tour – part 2” verder

Room tour – part 1

Today I want to do a bedroom tour! As the title says, part 1. Now that might make it seem that my bedroom is so big that I need a whole series of blogposts just to show you my room. But no, I don’t have a gigantic bedroom (at least for western measures). I am even more spoiled. I have two! My parents have been divorced since I was young and so I sort of have 2 houses. That’s why today I’ll share just one bedroom: part 1.

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Ethical reasons why I don’t approve horse-riding

To start off: I am probably going to offend people with this post. Not that I am planning on it, but out of past experiences I can imagine it happening again. I’ve talked about veganism to people a lot over the past years and there’s one issue that I always get a lot of responses on. I have doubted to post this, but I still believe that different type of views should be shared and considered. Today I want to explain why I don’t approve horse riding or keeping a horse as a hobby. Lees “Ethical reasons why I don’t approve horse-riding” verder

Buying vintage jewelry

A few years ago I graduated and therefore I got some money from my grandparents to buy a ring. I could choose any kind, for them it was just important that I had an item to remember them by. At the time I was a beginner when it comes to buying secondhand, but my dad helped because be knew an auction site. We searched the site for a while and after a while a had found a beautiful ring: I bought it and had a secondhand piece of jewelry. Lees “Buying vintage jewelry” verder

What I wear in a random week

I’ve written a lot about secondhand fashion already. Whether I think it’s the solution to the fashion crises we’re facing, what clothes I got rid of or bought and even a guide on how you can create a sustainable wardrobe. I always say that I am well on my way to a sustainable wardrobe and that secondhand fashion is fun! But I’ve never really showed you what my wardrobe looks like. Soon I want to document the entire thing and count how many pieces I own right now. But today I want to show you my daily outfits for the period of one week. To show you what secondhand fashion looks like on a daily basis. Lees “What I wear in a random week” verder

Vegan ‘Egg’ Salad Recipe

I’ve been living a vegan lifestyle for about 2.5 years now. It’s been wonderful and I can’t imagine myself ever changing my diet again. Since I’ve gone vegan there are a lot more vegan alternatives for non-vegan products than before. Everything has become even easier! However, this does not mean that there is a substitute for every non-vegan product yet. And so today I am sharing a recipe for a product that can’t be bought vegan in the supermarkets just yet: ‘Egg’ salad. Lees “Vegan ‘Egg’ Salad Recipe” verder

How to get rid of clothes in a responsible way

I am on a journey to my ultimate capsule wardrobe. A capsule wardrobe can have many forms and has a different meaning to different people. To me it is a small wardrobe with items that I love and can all match. It is an ongoing journey. And so I buy things, but also get rid of things. When a piece of clothing does not serve me any longer, I want to get rid of it in a responsible way. But how do I do that?

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