Goodbye to the first quarter of 2023

Goodbye, to the first quarter of 2023,

and, hello, May. My plan for this year was to write a round-up post every three months, which obviously didn’t work out. Especially March was extremely busy – I did not have time to write anything outside of work. And I really just have too many hobbies.

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I’ve been spending a lot of time reading lovely books. At least that goal for the year is going great. I’m about to start number 22. I’m also about to get back into scrapbooking, and I have to work on a creative wedding gift for my brother and sister-in-law. Cause my little brother is actually a married man now. They tied the know about two weeks ago, and the big shebang is only a month away.

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Finding an outfit for the wedding has been super stressful cause what the hell is wrong with fashion these days? I am 35 years old, and never in my life have I had problems finding a dress. Nothing looks like in the pictures, everything has cleavage fit for a party at the Playboy mansion, and it’s just all so in your face. I mean, for a wedding, you can’t just wear anything. But I have something now. Not what I’d imagined, but at least I won’t be going naked.

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Speaking of being 35, my birthday was in February. I took a few days off to have a long weekend. I visited my best friend for a few days in Holland, and as usual, we had a great time. She has a scooter, and we just cruised around the city and all, looking like proper idiots. Trust me. We chilled and shopped and laughed. My birthday itself wasn’t special. I had some family over, and that’s that.

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It has been super cold, and I still haven’t packed away my winter coat, although it’s currently a bit warmer. My car is still being a little bitch, but that’s just the story of my life. I donated blood for the first time, and it went very well, so I plan on donating on a regular basis. After a million years, I took up tanning at the salon again. Mainly for the wedding cause I’m so over being as pale as walls. I know it’s not the healthiest thing, but it makes me feel so much better. And my freckles are finally out in full force again. Not planning on doing this for a super long time, though.

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I painted my grandma’s sunroom, which made her extremely happy, bought myself a puzzle board that is so much better than a mat, hung out with family and friends, and laughed a lot. I re-watched Friends (one of the best shows ever) and enjoyed lots of me-time. Long weekends are the best. There was also a lot going on at work, but gladly, everything is back to normal right now.

I tried figuring out what is wrong with my hip, which has been troubling me for a while now, but even after two MRIs and some other things, nobody really knows what’s going on. It’s annoying and painful, and nothing seems to be helping. I’m trying to ignore it for now, but I hope for a solution eventually.

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Today, I’m gonna keep enjoying the last day of a long weekend: watching movies, working on projects, cuddling my dog, and just doing things I love. I really don’t want to go back to work tomorrow, but at least it’s only a four-day week. I’m definitely looking forward to more free time this month, a big pre-wedding party, the wedding itself, and a little vacation with everyone surrounding the big day. Let’s hope for a lot of fun.

There comes a beautiful point where you have to stop trying to escape yourself or improve yourself and just allow yourself. – Matt Haig, The Comfort Book

Tons of love,


Books I loved
Bonnie Garmus – Lessons in Chemistry
Holly Jackson – A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder
Prince Harry – Spare
Dana Schwartz – Anatomy: A Love Story
Pamela Anderson – Love, Pamela

Lovely life
cookies vacation plans having a tan waffles cute doggy clothing time with my best friend Chinese buffet physical therapy poetry cheese coffee dates good books a proper desk chair long weekends swap parties stuffed crust pizza thrift shops presents Easter chocolate making my grandma happy gift certificates Bibi Blocksberg Dunkin Donuts funny memes donating blood Let’s Dance anxiety journal Pamela Anderson snail mail Daisy Jones and the Six shapewear

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⋅ 34 ⋅ a rollercoaster ride ⋅ undateable ⋅ dreamer ⋅ explorer ⋅ disney obsessed ⋅ ♥
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