Happy Sunday everyone! Today is the Orthodox Easter and I have been indulging in pastry all morning and sipping on dark coffee, before finally giving in and finishing my homework ahead. It is barely 5PM and for once I am done with school work!!! This means I can take it easy for the rest of the day and prepare myself of the week to come. I am very excited right now, needless to say!

On a side note, I have been having this feeling of incompleteness lately - not in regards to my life, but rather in regards to this blog. It has come a long way from the days were I really had no concrete idea of what I wanted my online presence to be like, and as I have mentioned it over the past years, I keep growing and learning and yearning for new things. Although I am not looking to restructure my blog completely, as I think I am covering most of the things that interest me, I have been wanting to go a step further. I guess, contributing to other blogs and other projects has proved to be fruitful. I have discovered that I actually love sharing my opinions with the world. Maybe it is my involvement in different aspects of the writers life, or maybe it's just me growing into an adult, but I have been wanting to voice my opinions and invite you to chime in too for a few months now! So I am thinking of starting a new opinion column. I am not really sure of what will go in it concretely, but I want to make it a section where I can freely talk about different topics of life, whether they be political or not. I want it to be an opportunity for me and for you too to address various issues without fearing censure. If there are any topics that you would like to see covered here, from my opinion (or yours!) please let me know and maybe we can start a sort of collaborative column where you, my dear readers, can voice yourself and we can all explore possible solutions to social problems. I want to have a more meaningful human-to-human experience with you and learn to grow from our differences and similitudes.
Today's reading list is more on the opinions and "human-to-human" contact type of matter. I hope these five posts will inspire you to some level as much as they have inspired me too!

"A few years ago I set out to discover how those deeply good people got that way. I didn’t know if I could follow their road to character (I’m a pundit, more or less paid to appear smarter and better than I really am). But I at least wanted to know what the road looked like." writes David Brooks in this great opinion column where he explores what he calls The Moral Bucket List and the road to inner happiness. A great read, perfect for Sunday reflections.

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Do you have the impression after spending time online that you are not living the dream life? Your friends post such beautiful pictures on Facebook, most of the successful bloggers you follow seem to hold the keys to the true happy life, and you are there sitting behind your desk, and not doing enough. Or at least that's what comes to your mind. I'm sure we've all been there at some point. As Leo Babauta puts it, our Internet habits create our reality... and it sort of makes sense, doesn't it?

Cup of Jo editor Caroline shares an apartment with her books, her dog and no other people.  She talks to us about five (weird) things she's learned while living alone...

 A beautiful piece (and a prelude) to the art heart of memory keeping... which can basically be applied to any aspects of your life.

Last but not least, this great advice by Jenny on persevering and never stop showing up.


  1. I'm looking forward to your opinion column!

  2. Would love to see your opinion column! I think it's good to have a space where you can freely express your thoughts. Also, I'm absolutely loving that last quote.
    Have a good week Colette :)

  3. Thank you for your feedback, Kristien! I have a couple of topics lined up. I just need to see how often I want to host the colunm on the blog.
    Have a good week as well! :)

  4. Thank you, Anouk for the feedback!


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