Blogging milestone achieved: 1000 likes 💕🎉

Hey lovelies 😍,

Today I want to talk about a blogging milestone which I have achieved. Today when I was scrolling on WordPress I received an awesome notification on WordPress which was that I received 1000 likes on my blog. I just can’t believe it! I’ve now almost 200 followers which is also a big a milestone. I just can’t believe my blog is growing and growing. I’m really so happy about it! 😄

I never told this before I think. My blog name is called Sea of words because I’m deeply in love with the sea. The beach is my favourite place on earth. I love the sea so much and I can’t wait to swim in the sea again in the Summer. I used words because blogging is about writing words. This is the reason why Sea of words would be the perfect blog name. I had to do an x after Sea of words because without the x the blog name was taken. The x doesn’t mean anything haha it’s a kiss for all of you 😘 I made this picture below and wanted to add it as logo on my blog but you couldn’t see that well so I changed it in a picture of the sea without the words.

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In August, I will reach another milestone which is that my blog will turn one year. I never knew I would like blogging so much. I had a Tumblr blog before and had 2000 followers there but for some reason I couldn’t enter anymore so they deleted it. I have a new Tumblr blog since two years I guesss and I really love Tumblr so much. I prefer WordPress for writing blog posts and Tumblr for reblogging awesome pictures, get inspiration and reblog quotes. Tumblr could be sometimes a bit depressed whereas WordPress bring me more good vibes. My Tumblr url is Let the sea set you free. I loved this quote which I saw one day on Tumblr. The sea always make me feel free and makes me forget the whole world around me. This is my Tumblr for anyone interested: Tumblr. I love to write my thoughts and feelings down. When I began with my blog on WordPress I never knew anybody would ever like, comment or even follow my blog to be honest. I’m so thankful that you all follow my blog, like my posts, comment my posts and read every post. It means the world to me.

I love this blogging community so much. I love that everybody is so nice and respectful to each other. This is sometimes hard to find in the real world. I wish to meet you all one day. That would be so much fun! I really consider you all good friends of me. I love be in contact with new cultures and connect with awesome people like you all. You are all beautiful human beings and I wish you all the best. I can’t wait to write more awesome posts in the future and keep reading your blogs.

Maybe in the future I will do a giveaway, do some collab posts, book reviews, travel posts, shopping hauls, fashion blog posts and other cool posts. I’m always looking for new things to add to my blog. I like to write about everything. First, I only wanted to write about mental health but then I thought it’s better to write about more subjects. I get bored easily if I only write about one subject haha. I don’t want to have a niche. My main topics on my blog are lifestyle, poetry, travelling, mental health, self love and feminism. What kind of subjects do you like to include on my blog? What are your favourite blog posts on my blog? I would love to know your thoughts so that I can include this in my blog.

Thank you all for your infinite support! 💕 I wish you all only good vibes!

Love you all so much ❤,

xoxo Christina

Grieving about a celebrity is not crazy 

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Hola lovelies 💕,

Last Friday one of the most famous DJ’s named Avicii died. This Swedish DJ was just a legend, a genius, a beautiful human being. I spoke about his death in this blog post: R.I.P. Legend DJ Avicii 💔🎶😢 I never knew this news would hit me so hard. I don’t want to repeat myself but today I’m going to write about Avicii again and that’s not crazy to grief about someone you have never met such as a celebrity. I gues I’m not the only one who have experienced this. Does anyone of you have experienced this one day?  I would love to know your story in the comments.

So many legends die so young such as musicians, writers, actors, singers, models….. I can name a few important names who have left us so early which are Michael Jackson – 50 years old, Whitney Houston – 48 years old, Amy Winehouse – 27 years old, Marilyn Monroe which is one of my favourite actresses died when she was only 37 years old and many more. Marilyn Monroe was born the first of June just like me. I could add many more to this list which is really sad. Most of the famous people die because of suicide, being alcoholic and taking too much drugs. They all face a lot of stress and anxiety in their lives and in order to cope with it they use those methods which makes their health worse. The death of Avicii came to a shock to me. I guess to all of us. The whole world couldn’t believe it. I really like house music mostly because of him. His style of Electronic Dance Music was just so amazing. His songs were so inspiring and happy. It always made me have a smile on my face. He was loved by the whole world. This weekend there was a tribute in Stockholm, the place he came from. Some of his music was played and all his fans were crying. They were remembering him. Also in The Netherlands, the Dom Tower in Utrecht played some of his songs and in Spain during the Pre Party of Eurovision Alfred and Laura played Wake me up in Sala Riviera in Madrid. I saw it on the internet and it was so beautiful to see how we all know the lyrics and sing it out loud.

He was loved by the whole world. I never knew I was going to be so sad for so many days and grief about someone who I’ve never met. Of course, I also have gone through some grief when my Spanish grandmother died but I was too young to understand death. I will write a blog post soon about why I’m so afraid of death. It’s a phobia in my life. I’ve never went to a funeral in my life. My parents said that I was too young to go. It’s not crazy to grief about a celebrity even though you have never met them. I guess many of us feel connected to some celebrities. I feel connected to Avicii because of his songs and lyrics. I played the songs all the time. My first love, ex boyfriend was a huge fan of Avicii and his favourite song was Seek Bromance with the edit of Avicii. I don’t know if he’s still a fan because I don’t talk to him anymore. I always listened to this song with him and it became a part of my life.

The fact that Avicii died at such a young age, only 28 years old hits me really hard because sometimes it feels like we are just surviving through life but not really living. I feel that way sometimes. I can relate to his lyrics from The Nights so much like: “One day you”ll leave this world behind so live a life you will remember”. I really want to live this way but yet my anxiety don’t always let me. I’m feeling happier than a few years ago but I still need to find myself. I need to get my life together but I’m scared. His lyrics helps me to go on and to remind myself to live a life I’m happy about. Also the lyrics about the song Wake me up relate to me. “Feeling my way through the darkness guided by a beating heart”. I’ve experienced a lot of anxiety in my life which made me difficult to see the light but at the end there is a light and your life has a purpose even though sometimes you may not see it. I also love the sentence: “Hope I get the chance to travel the world and wish that I could stay forever this young”. I do hope to travel around the world as much as I can, as far as I can and as long as I can. I love this sentence too: “Life’s a game made for everyone and love is a prize” I trully believe we are alive to love each other and that life is worth it 💕

This weekend I watched the documentary on Netflix of Avicii which is called True Stories. I made me think about my life because he was also going through a lot of stress and anxiety in life. The reason why he died is still not released. I just really hope it isn’t suicide. I wish people would care more about each other and ask more often how are you doing. I wish people would ask that in the way to help someone and not because they are interested and just wanna judge you. In this documentary you see that Avicii was really vulnerable, sensitive and also an introvert. His manager Ash pushed him sometimes to keep touring but he couldn’t do it because he felt ill. He was afraid to dissapoint his manager, agencies and fans. Sometimes I feel that way too in my life. I’m always afraid to dissapoint people. Besides, Avicii had pancreatis just like my father had. That’s also a point why this death hits me hard. My father almost died when I was 11 years old. I will also make an apart blog post about this. Long story but I will tell it short. He had to go through 7 surgeries in 5 years time with many complications. Now, he has diabetis but he’s alive and that’s the most important thing which counts for me. Avicii also had to go through surgery and they took his appendix and gal bladder out. My father also don’t have the gal bladder anymore.

In the documentary True Stories, I also saw how he suffered from anxiety and stress just like I do in my life. It’s really sad that not much people understand this. It’s still a stigma and needs to end. I feel like suicide, depression, anxiety, eating disorders etc is even a bigger stigma in the famous world then in the non-famous world. People just assume that famous people have their lives together and that everything’s perfect when it isn’t at all. I guess they have so much more stress to go than a normal person. When you are famous, you don’t have any privacy. Avicii started to drink alcohol because he felt anxious when he had to go on stage. A few drinks of alcohol made him feel a bit happier and less anxious to do his concerts. I really can understand him but it wasn’t good for his health. He came in a negative cycle which contribute to pancreatitis. I liked the documentary because it showed the real life of Avicii, his ups and downs. It showed that he had his own struggles just like we all have. We assume that famous people are some kind of gods with perfect lives but it isn’t true a all.

I didn’t know I could go through grief so hard when I don’t know Avicii. I’ve never met him. I’m a fan but I’m not his family or friends. Now,  I know that it isn’t crazy to grief about a celebrity. Your grief count. Your feelings are valid. I went to his concert in Amsterdam on the 22 of February of 2014. It was just so amazing. I could feel all the energy and good vibes. I’m sure I can find the videos and pictures on my computer but they are in The Netherlands. I will forever cherish this beautiful moment. I’m so glad I went to this concert. It was €70 I think but it was definitely so worth it. Now, we can’t go to his concert anymore. It’s really sad. I read some news that he had almost finished a new album. I hope somebody will release this album to enjoy the new music of Avicii.

It’s sad that we can’t enjoy any concerts of him anymore. He stopped touring in 2016 because of his health problems. Now, he died…. At least, we have the legacy of all his music and we can always play it. I hope he’s in paradise now. We will never ever forget him. His music will make our tears dry and make us happy. Good vibes only! 🎶💕 Music is life! 🎤❤🙏

Thank you all for reading this blog post. I’ll speak to you all soon!

Much love 💕,

xoxo Christina

R.I.P. Legend DJ Avicii 💔🎶😢

Hey lovely bloggers 💕,

I wanted to write about why I love Spring so much and show some beautiful pictures from Spring time here in Spain. I heard some shocking news so I decided to write this blog post first. On Friday the world famous Avicii died. I made this collage for him. I had to write this for Avicii. I was just checking my phone after drinking a delicious milkshake with my friends in the afternoon. I left my friends and I already felt a bit anxious and emotional these days. I always feel that way before my period. I checked Instagram and saw a post of Wiwibloggs which is the word’s most read independent Eurovision site. There I read the bad news about the death of Avicii. I just couldn’t believe it. I spend the 10 minutes walking to home crying.

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I read the news at home on a Dutch new website and on Spanish television. I’m still in shock. Avicii also known as Tim Bergling died today with only 28 years old. Avicii is a famous Swedish DJ. I still can’t believe it or is it because I just don’t want to accept this hard truth… 😢💔 I’m a huge  fan of him. They still don’t know why he died. He took a break from being a DJ since 2016 and had pancreatitis from drinking too much alcohol and had a lot of stress and other problems. He also suffered from mental and physical problems and had a lot of anxiety in his life. Most people think that famous people live a perfect life but they also suffer from these problems. Life is never perfect and it doesn’t matter if we are famous or not. We are all going through own battles. Even if you don’t see someone else’s their struggles doesn’t mean they aren’t true.

I just really don’t like that always these kind of stories happen in the music and famous world. It’s really sad. I wish people would care more about each other and help each other more. Maybe, that would save a life…. 💔 You never know. I always wanted to be a singer and be famous but now I know that that world isn’t made for me. I love singing but I love to do it for fun and as a passion and hobby. Being famous is really hard and people only just see the good things such as travelling the world, earning much money, etc. I’m just really heartbroken that legends like Avicii, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse and so many more die because of drugs, alcochol, suicide…. Why does these legends have to die so young? I wish they could help this people more. Everyone needs love and support.

Avicii is one of my favourite DJ’s ever 😍 He will always be that for me 💕 I grew up with all his beautiful songs. I love house music so much. I went to the concert of Avicii in Amsterdam Ziggo Dome on the 22 of February in 2014. It was one of the best concerts I ever went to and which I will never ever forget. I love all his music so much. I’m going to watch the documentary True Stories too. It describes the ups and downs of Avicii and tells his problems about his health and why he stopped his tour in 2016 because of health problems. I think it will capture perfectly the life of Avicii. You can see that not everything in his life was amazing. The music world has definitely a dark side which people often do not notice.

I also remember the time I went on exchange to Logroño in Spain which was a few years ago. I danced these 5 months all the time on “Wake Me Up”. My favourites songs from Avici are “Wake Me Up”, “The Nights” with the beautiful quote you can find on my collage, “Gonna Love Ya”, “Hey Brother” and so many more.

Here are some of my favourite songs:

Tim Berg – Seek Bromance

This was the song I listened so many times with my ex boyfriend. He was such a huge fan of Avicii and this was one of his favourite songs.


Avicii – Levels

This song is just so good! It’s also one of his most famous songs. The music is so good and I danced so much on this song! I love it and it makes me so damn happy ❤


Avicii – Wake Me Up

Wake Me Up is definitely one of my favourite songs of Avicii ever. I heard this song so much during my exchange time in Spain. I danced a lot on this song. I always feel so alive when I hear this song. This song and lyrics just describes my life so perfectly. I always want to travel the world and feel free. This song makes me realize that I can achieve any dream and that even though life may be hard, it’s worth it. Love is the most important thing in life.

Feeling my way through the darkness
Guided by a beating heart

So wake me up when it’s all over
When I’m wiser and I’m older
All this time I was finding myself, and I
Didn’t know I was lost

I tried carrying the weight of the world
But I only have two hands
Hope I get the chance to travel the world
But I don’t have any plans
Wish that I could stay forever this young
Not afraid to close my eyes
Life’s a game made for everyone
And love is a prize

 

Avicii – Hey Brother 

I also danced on this song so much! I love this song, well basically I love all his songs, right 😄


Avicii – Gonna Love Ya 

 

This is one of my favourite songs of Avicii too. The mix, the music, all the sound and lyrics is just so good. It makes me so happy. Also the lyrics reminds me of deserving that real love. I deserve to be treaten well.

I’m gonna love ya
Like no one could
Make your heart feel the way it should
I’m gonna hold ya
When no one would
‘Cause I swear you deserve some good


Avicii – The Nights

Damn this song…. This is one song which I often have on repeat and heard so much when I go paryting with my friends 💃 I’m so in love with this beautiful song. The video is beautiful and make me wanna go travel the world and leave everything behind me. This song just makes so much sense now….. It’s really sad he died so young but he definitely lived a life worth remembering. I just love this sentence so much. We will die one day but we have to live a life we will remember and enjoy all the good things in life.

He said, “One day you’ll leave this world behind
So live a life you will remember.”
My father told me when I was just a child
These are the nights that never die

I love you so much Avicii 💕 I’m so sad right now and I can’t stop crying. I will dry my tears by listening to your music tonight. Your music guide me though the light and dark in life. Your songs inspired, made us all so happy and spread only good vibes. The lyrics is just so good from all those songs. Avicii will continue to inspire us, make us happy and spread good vibes. His music will be there for us in good and bad times. You are a legend. You will forever be missed. We all are going to miss you so much but your music will forever be played 🎶❤️ You will live in our hearts and memories.

Avicii

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Much love 💜,

xoxo Christina

The Sunshine blogger award x2 🌻🌞🌷

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Hey lovelies ❤,

I’m so happy I got nominated twice for the “Sunshine Blogger Award.” I got nominated by Mothers of Angels. Her blog is beautiful. She writes a lot of beautiful poems. You all have to check her blog. I also got nominated by Elsie. Her blog is so beautiful. She writes about lifestyle, fashion, poetry, just anything. I’m going to answer their questions in one post. “The Sunshine blogger award is given to those who are creative, positive and inspiring, while spreading sunshine to the blogging community.” I feel very honoured to be nominated for this beautiful award.

Rules

1. Thank the person(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog

2. Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you

3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions

4. List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award logo on your post and/or on your blog

Mothers of Angels questions and answers

1. What is your favourite blog and why?

I really can’t choose one favourite blog out of all the beautiful blogs I follow. They are all so beautiful. It would be mean to choose just one favourite.

2. How did you feel when you got your first follower?

I really couldn’t believe it because I thought nobody would read my blog posts or follow me. Hahah, I was surprised and was so happy. I thought maybe my blog would grow and it definitely did! I’m so thankful for all my lovely followers who read, like and comment my blog posts. It means the world to me 💕

3. Has blogging made you a better person in some way?

It definitely made me a better person because I feel like bloggers aren’t that competitive. Of course, we all wanna have an awesome blog with many followers but numbers aren’t that important. I came to realize that we all respect each other, support each other and love each other. I really miss that in today’s world so this definitely makes me a better person. I compare myself less to other people now which makes me a better person.

4. If someone told you that you could only make 5 more posts on your blog what would you write about?

I would write about why self love is so important, what it means to be a feminist, a travel post, why mental health is as important as physical health and how single isn’t that bad at all. These are some main subjects which I really like to write about in the future.

5. If you didn’t blog what would you use that spare time doing?

I would use that time to enjoy nature more even though I still have a life behind my blog hahah. I love reading, writing, singing, surfing, photography, travelling, listening to music and spending time with my family and friends.

6. What do you hope your followers will gain from reading your blog?

I hope my followers will get inspired and happy by reading my blog. I hope that with writing my thoughts and feelings down it will help them to feel less alone and know that I will always support them and be there for them. I just want to spread peace, love and happiness through my blog because those are the most important things in life ❤🙏

7. I think blogging has therapeutic qualities, do you?

Yes, I think blogging definitely has some therapeutic qualities. I love the support I get when I write my thoughts and feelings down. I also love to read other blog posts and know that I’m not crazy thinking for example that I’m not good enough because everybody feels that way sometimes. Blogging definitely makes me grow as a person and heals my wounds. Writing is such a beautiful form of healing. I encourage anyone to write 😄

Elsie questions & answers

1. If you had to stay in one location for the rest of your life and never travel far from it where would it be?

I would have chosen Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Mexico and Brasil because I really want to visit these beautiful places but those are also dangerous places and you can’t walk at night just like I do in Spain so I wouldn’t wanna to live there. I would of course choose Spain, the country where I live right now. I feel so safe here. It’s just such a beautiful country because it has so many different regions with so many different landscapes such as dessert, beach, mountain…. You can find anything in Spain. I already visited many awesome places in Spain but I can’t wait to visit many more beautiful places here. I also love the people, the sunshine and the delicious food: tapas so much! 😍 I can’t get enough of it.

2. What is the first thing that you feel after you upload a post to your blog (E.g, excitement/it depends/nerves etc.)?

I’m always excitement if people will actually read my blog posts, will like it and get inspired. Sometimes I also feel like a bit of nerves if they will understand my blog posts and it will not cause any harm because I never wanna hurt someone’s feelings.

3. How would you describe blogging to a person who has heard the word ‘blog’ before but has no idea what it really means?

I would describe blogging as a way of sharing your deepest inner thoughts and feelings of a subject of for example anything what’s happening in your life. Blogging is a way of writing about anything in life and a way of making connection with people and with this world. It’s all about getting inspired.

4. If you were only allowed to blog about one topic what would you choose?

I would choose self love because it’s just so important to love ourselves in this society which constantly tries to change us. We are perfect and beautiful the way we are 💕

5. What is your favourite season and which season is it where you are now?

My favourite season is definitely Summer. Life is better in the Summer. Life is just so much easier. I love swimming in the ocean, swimming in the swimmingpool, wearing cute dresses, surfing and eating a delicious ice cream with my friends and family. Right now it’s Spring in Spain even though it doesn’t feel that away 😂 It’s still a bit cold and have rained a lot this week. Next week, they announce 22 degrees or even more. Let’s pray for Spring to come 🌼🌷🌞

6. Do you think there is anything different about the you in real life and the you that is portrayed through your blog?

No, I don’t think there is a difference. I write about my feeling and thoughts and other things. I always stay true to myself, I’m sensitive, I’m vulnerable and I’m alwayst honest because that’s the way I’m and the way I want to be portrayed through my blog. I always want to make a real connection and real friendships in the blogging community. I would never try to impress other people with a different me or a fake me.

7. What was the last book you read?

Well, I’m still reading this book. It’s a Spanish book which is called “Toxic emotions” by Bernardo Stamateas. It’s a self help book and it definitely helps with dealing with anxiety in life. It has some awesome tips and stories.

8. 5 years ago did you think you would be where you are now in life?

No, I don’t think so because 5 years ago I was going through a bad break up and thought that I could never be happy again in life. Now, I’m much happier than before and I’m still growing in life. Every experience will make you grow as a person and will give you some important life lessons and wisdom.

9. Do you have a specific place that you go to type out blog posts or do you feel comfortable enough to do them anywhere?

I always do it at home on my laptop because that’s the place I love to do it the most. If I would do it in a café or bar I would think that people are looking at me about what I’m writing about even thought it might not be true but I just want to do it at home. At home I feel safe, loved and peaceful to write my blog posts in calm.

10. If there was a movie made about your life which celebrity would play you?

I really don’t know but I think a celebrity who would be sensitive, caring and honest like I’m.

11. Do you have any pets? If no, then do you want any? If yes then what kind of a niche do you think their blog would be if they had one?

No, I don’t have any pets. I love cats and dogs but I would prefer to have a cat. I don’t think I would have any because I’m travelling a lot and besides my parents don’t want any. If I would live alone, I also don’t think I would have enough time to care for a pet because of travelling so much.

My nominations

Feel free to answer my questions. It’s totally up to you if you want to do this award 😊

Chloe

Anjana

Veronica

Too much too young

Cat

Anita

Casey

The it girl

Charisma

Saritzy

Chelseafore

My questions for you

1. Why did you begin your own blog?

2. Do you want blogging to be a hobby or do you want to make it your real job?

3. What do you feel most proud of?

4. What’s your favourite movie and why?

5. What makes you happy in life?

6. How would you describe yourself as a person?

7. What’s your best childhood memory?

8. If you had a chance for a “do-over” in life, what would you do differently?

9. Who do you most admire in life and why?

10. What are you most afraid of?

11. If you were president, what is the first thing you would do?

Thank you all for reading this blog post. I really appreciate taking your time for it. I will speak to you all soon in my next blog post 💕

Much love,

xoxo Christina

It’s okay if you don’t have your life together 💕

Hey lovelies 😍,

I already wanted to write a blog post about this subject for so long. Self reminder: You’re still young and you’re not supposed to have your whole life figured out yet. Don’t stress. Everything will work out. I think it’s really an important subject because I can relate to it so much in my life. I’m thinking about this a lot especially because I’m in my twenties. Most of the bloggers who follow me are in their teenage years or twenties. I think they all can relate to this so much. The whole generation of millenials can relate to this. It feels like we have to our lives together when we don’t even know how to start with all the things we have to achieve. How many times have I met people who asked me instantly if I had a boyfriend, what I was doing with my life, what job I had, where I could see myself in 5 years etc etc etc? It was not because they were worried about me if I felt happy in life or how was I doing. They wanted to feel better about themselves and try to impress people with their stories of how everything is so perfect in their lives. They just asked all those questions because they were curious and when they knew it, they had something to gossip about….

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When I finished talking they talked about how they have the perfect relationship, perfect job and how they have their lives together. It always makes me feel that I’m not good enough for not achieving the job I want, for not being in a relationship and just not having my life together. I compare myself way too much to other peoples lives. It makes me cause anxiety and I just overthink everything. I’m such an overthinker which isn’t good. Not everything you see is true. I’m learning to not do this anymore and to learn that everything will happen at your own time in life. I still haven’t find the career I’m looking for. That’s okay, everything will take time and pacience. I don’t like to rush through life because at the end things will go wrong that way. I’m also thinking a lot about how my birthday is in less than two months. I will be 25, a quarter of a century omgggg on the first of June. Sometimes that hits me and I think like omg I should have my life together. Sometimes I have a quarter life crisis about it. I start to think that I have to achieve all my life goals now, have a job I like, be in a relationship, marry soon and have kids otherwise I won’t if into this society.

I shouldn’t think this way because when our parents were born life was so different than now. It was easier to find a job where they stayed for the rest of their lives. They married young. My mother married when she was 25 years old. Some women even married younger. They had kids earlier than nowadays. The millenials want something else of life. I guess the most important thing for my parents was to marry, have kids and have a stable job. Nowadays, people switch often from jobs, stable jobs are not that easy to find, people get tired and most millenials want to experience other things in life such as to travel the world and earn a living in a different way such as having an own company. The world changed a lot during this time. Marriage and having kids is not the most important goal in life anymore. Besides, we are much poorer than our parents. I mean like when we finally get a decent job, we don’t even earn that much as our parents did. Marriage and having kids costs a lot of money. We do it when we have money to offer for ourselves and them.

It’s totally okay if you don’t have your life together yet. What does it really mean to have your life together? I guess we are always growing in life through our experiences in life. We can always face struggles in life and have doubts. It’s totally normally because nothing is planned in life. Things happen. Life happens. I think the most important thing at the end of the day is love. Love each other, grow with each other and be of service in the world. Trying to make this world a better place. You will find that job you are looking for, you will get married and have kids if that’s what you want. Remember, you don’t have to get married or have kids to be happy in life. It’s totally up to you so don’t feel pressured. This is your life and you decide your choices. Don’t feel sad or lost because you don’t have your life together. I also don’t have my life together. It’s all okay. We are all in this together ❤. I believe in the good things coming. All those things will come on our time and be pacient.

I also encourage anyone that feels this way to not compare their lives with other lives who seem to have everything together in life. I know it’s difficult and I must confess that I also do this a lot in my life. I feel worse afterwards because I will think about why can’t I achieve those big goals who other people can achieve. It’s just not true because we all have to go through our own battles. Even if you don’t see it in a person doesn’t mean they are facing their own struggles in life. Sometimes the little things we achieve in life our the big things such as loving each other inconditionally and try to help others in need. Life isn’t perfect and never will be. Just enjoy your life, be happy and do things which makes you happy 💕 All will be okay. If anyone needs to talk, remember that I’ll always be here for you all, will understand and respect you and help you. You can always talk to me about anything.

Much love ❤,

xoxo Christina

The Awesome blogger award ❤

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Hey lovelies 💞,

I’m so happy I got nominated for so many awards but you all have to know that I will write these blog posts soon. One at a time haha 😂 I’ve been nominated for the “Awesome Blogger Award” by Anjana. “This is an award for the absolutely wonderful writers all across the blogging world. They have beautiful blogs, are kind and lovely, and always find a way to add happiness and laughter to the lives of their readers. That is what truly defines an awesome blogger.” Thank you so much for thinking of me when nominating me. You all have to check out her blog because her blog is awesome. Her blog is all about lifestyle, travel, beauty and fashion.

Rules

1. Thank the person who nominated you
2. Include the banner in your post
3. Tag it under #awesomebloggeraward in the reader
4. Answer the questions your nominator gave you
5. Nominate at least 5 awesome bloggers
6. Give your nominees 5 new questions to answer
7. Let your nominees know they’ve been nominated!

The answers to the questions

1. What is your favourite movie and why?

I have so many favourite movies that I can’t really choose one. I still have one that I like so much which is “Love Actually.” This is just my favourite Christmas movie ever which has such beautiful love stories in it. I love Hugh Grant and Martine McCutcheon so much <3. I also love the song “Christmas is all around us” so much. I instantly get the Christmas spirit when I watch this movie and always watch it during Christmas.

2. What are some of your pet peeves?

I don’t like people being arrogant or rude to me. I’m a highly sensitive person and get affected a lot because of that. I also don’t like people who lie to me. I love people which are honest to me even though sometimes it hurts. I prefer to hurt the truth than a million of lies.

3. Do you like to cook?

I can’t cook very well, only the basic stuff such as pasta, soup, an egg, some meat, vegetables hahah 😂 If I cooked very well I would like it a lot more. I don’t like it that much but I love food. Cooking always takes a lot of time. Maybe that’s why I don’t like it that much too. My mother can cook well and I love it so much.

4. What are some blog posts you like reading?

I love to read travel blog posts because those inspire me to travel to some awesome places. I also love to read mental health and self love related blog posts. Suffering from anxiety myself, I find it very helpful to read those posts and connect with people who understand me and feel the same way as I do. I feel less alone when I read those posts and it makes me feel happy and good about myself. I also like to read lifestyle posts because those can be about anything and are very interesting to read.

5. What is something you are looking forward to this year?

I’m so looking forward to the wedding of my brother Rafael with his Spanish girlfriend Veronica on the 11th of August in Spain. I shared this in this blog post My brother is getting married! 😍❤ I already bought the perfect fuchsia dress which you can find in this blog post Fuchsia dress for my brother’s wedding. This is going to be such a special and beautiful day. I loved the wedding of my other brother Edward with Elke. I just love weddings so much ❤ It’s a day to celebrate love and be present with all your beloved ones.

My nominations

Feel free to answer my questions. It’s totally up to you if you want to do this award 😘

Chloe

Veronica

Elsie

Cat

Anita

My questions for you

1. What was favourite subject at high school and why?

2. Why did you start a blog?

3. What Summer plans do you have?

4. What’s at the top of your bucket list?

5. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?

Thank you all for reading this blog post. I really appreciate taking your time for it. I will speak to you all soon in my next blog post ❤

Much love,

xoxo Christina

I bought the perfect fuchsia dress for the wedding of my brother in August 👗😍💞👌

Hey lovelies 💞,

In this blog post I want to share something really special. I already shared on this blog post My brother is getting married! 💑 that my brother Rafael is going to a marry his Spanish girlfriend Veronica. The wedding will be in Fuensaldaña in Spain on the 11th of August. Fuensaldaña is a little village near to my home city Valladolid. I’m so excited for this wedding. Last week I went shopping with my mother and I finally bought the dress for my brother’s wedding.

Me and my mother went to a street which is called Manteria in Valladolid. I never went to this street before. This street has a lot of beautiful fashion boutiques and shops full of wedding dresses. I didn’t like some shops and when I finally went to the shop “Moda Wappa” I was in heaven. I love this shop so much ❤ These dresses were not that expensive like I saw in other shops dresses for €200 or even €300 or even more. In “Moda Wappa” I saw beautiful dresses around €100. I went to the dressroom and I tried many dresses, some with flowers and some not. The most beautiful dress I tried was the dress I bought. First, it was a bit difficult to try but you have to know how to do it hahaha 😂

I bought the beautiful fuchsia dress. I was in love with the first second I tried this beautiful dress on. I love this colour fuchsia so much. This dress is simple with flowers & elegant. This dress perfectly match my personality and is perfect for the Summer time in Spain! 💜🌞 I never bought such a beautiful dress before ❤ This dress was €110 which isn’t even a lot because many of these dresses are way more expensive. I still have to buy some shoes that fits this dress. I don’t want to wear high heels because I really don’t like these shoes. My ex boyfriend always wanted that I wore high heels and even bought me some but now I’m growing into a woman who decide their choices. I feel more comfortable wearing shoes with maybe a little of heel so that I can able to dance and walk normally.

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As soon as I buy these shoes I will go again to the shop “Moda Wappa” because they have to do some adjustments with this dress such as to make it a bit shorter. Now, this dress is a bit too long. This dress is even more beautiful in real life hahah! I never loved a dress so much. This will be my favourite dress which I’ever bought. Let me know what you think of this fuchsia dress 😊 I will talk to you all in my next blog post.

Much love,

xoxo Christina

10 self care tips 💞🌠

Hey lovely bloggers 😍,

It’s been a long time since I wrote something related to self love/self care/mental health on my blog so I thought it’s about time now. Self care is so important in today’s world where everybody is always in rush and never take time to just be in the moment and to just take care about themselves. In this blog post I will share my 10 self care tips for you all. Of course, they are personal based on what I find useful. I hope you can find them useful too and can apply them in your life. These 10 tips are not in any rank ordered. They are all equally important. Some may will be pretty obvious but sometimes we forget about those little tips which would make us feel well. Feel free to comment your awesome self care tips aswell.

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1. Sleep enough hours at night

I think this is really an important one. I hate mornings so much and I can’t seem to enjoy them. It’s even more difficult for me when I didn’t had enough hours of sleep. I would feel miserable, my concentration decrease and my anxiety would increase because of the lack of sleep. Sleeping is so important for our well-being and just in general for our physical and mental health. If you slept enough hours and slept well, you will feel happy and full of energy the morning you wake up. Some people may think that if they catch up on sleep another day it will be all okay again. Catching up on sleep isn’t good enough. Adults have to sleep at least 8 hours at night and of course it depends on the person. I usually need 8 hours or even 9 to feel good.

2. Eat healthy

Eating the right food is really important for our health. I like to eat pizza a lot or other fastfood such as Mc Donalds or Burger King but sometimes when I ate that I feel bad afterwards. Fastfood isn’t good for our health and we sometimes crave it when we feel stressed or sad. If you eat once in a while it will not do any harm. With eating healthy I mean to eat many vegetables which are really so important for us. Fish and meat is good for our health too if you eat the right portions. I also read once that nuts are really good for our mental health. Of course, let’s not forget about fruits which are full of vitamins and so good for our health. Your body & soul will thank you after you have eaten healthy food.

3. Take a shower/bath

Sometimes I don’t feel like to take a shower in winter because of the cold. Of course, I do it but it will cost me more energy and effort haha. When I turn the van on I will feel warmer inside my bathroom. Taking a shower or taking a bath is so good for ourselves. It’s the perfect way to take care of ourselves. In The Netherlands I have a bath and I used to use some Lush products such as some bath bombs. I love it so much. Here in Spain, I have a shower without a bath but I also enjoy it. Whenever I’m in the shower I hear the water, I feel the warm water on my skin and just feel in the moment so peaceful. It’s just such a great form of relaxation. After taken the shower, I feel completely rested and fresh & fruity.

4. Hang out with your tribe

For me, this point is also a really important one. Hang out with your family or with your friends who understand you and respect you. It’s so important to find the right people. The right people will always be there for you, in the good and in the bad. I find it really helpful to have friends who also share the shame passions with me such as surfing, travelling and singing. I have had a lot of fake friends who bullied me in my life and totally didn’t respect me. I’m glad they aren’t in my life anymore. I encourage all of you to find people who will help you to grow as a person and live beautiful moments with them. You deserve people who will love for you who you are.

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5. Spend time in nature

When I have bad days, I feel like not going out and I just want to stay at home. I know this will not increase my mood and I will not be happy of it. Sometimes, the best thing to do on such days is to go outside and spend time in nature. I live near to a park and sometimes I take a walk and just spent time observing the beautiful nature while sitting on a bench alone or with my mother or with a friend. Spending time in nature will help you to feel good about yourself. It definitely increase our mood. It’s just so important to be in the moment and enjoy the beautiful nature which this beautiful earth has to offer us.

6. Read a book

I really want to read more books. I love reading and I’m sad I don’t do it as often as I want. Reading a book is really good for us. Whenever, I read a good book I forget the whole world arround me and I just am in the moment reading that book. It feels like I’m in another world. We also learn a lot about life while reading. I love reading novels but I also love to read some mental health/self love/self care books which useful tips to apply in my life. I will soon write a book review about some of them.

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7. Exercise

I don’t mean exercise in a way that you go jogging till you are totally out of energy. I know there are many people who exercise and feel worse after it. People suffering from anorexia for example exercise because they want to be skinny and be happier about themselves. The sad thing is that they are never going to achieve that goal. I think exercise is really good when you do it because it makes you happy. You can go for a walk or do yoga or go swimming. Yoga is really good for your physical and mental health aswell as swimming. I really like those sports because it increase my mood. It’s also really good for when I have back pain and shoulder pain. I also like to surf. All these forms of exercise make me feel good about ourselves and that’s the most important thing. I don’t do it to loose weight or anything but just to feel happy and increase my health.

8. Write

Writing is such an important form of healing. It definitely helps you to grow and inspire you. You can write in your journal or diary. I used to have a diary but now I prefer to have a journal and write poems or other things. I also to have a scrapbook and have all my memories of travels and moments with family & friends there. Writing can do so much good. I also love that I began this blog in August. After I wrote all my feelings and emotions down I feel really released and can let all the things which are bothering me go. Just write anything you want. Writing can be very therapeutic. It doesn’t matter if it’s all a mess which you are writing. That mess of writing can be very beautiful because all your thoughts and feelings are valid. Let it all out and let it all go.

9. Listen to music

Music is the best thing in life. Life without music would be a hell. Music will always be there for you, in good and bad times. I have found so many songs when I didn’t had the words to explain what I was feeling. Music always has the rights words when you need them the most. Listening to uplifting music can increase your mood so much. Music make us so happy. That’s why I love going to concerts so much too. Just being in the moment and listening to your favourite band/singer makes me so happy. It’s that feeling of being one with the world. Only good vibes! 💞 On some days I prefer sad music that fits my mood, on other days I prefer music to dance and just be happy and on some days I love to sing karaoke. Singing is one of my biggest passions. Soon I will share some songs which I recorded. I sang in a choir for 11 years in The Netherlands. I told that once in other blog posts.

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10. Try to think positive thoughts

It’s difficult to think positive thoughts when you feel sad or bad about yourself. I’m a bit better in thinking positive thoughts than I was years before. Whenever, I have a bad thought I would think that that thought is true and most of the time it isn’t true. For example, if I think that I’m not worth it I will think that that thought is true. It isn’t true because I have so many good qualities and I’m capable of achieving all my dreams. Those are just negative thoughts but they have such a bad influence on our self esteem. Try to think positive thoughts and your perspective on life will change. Life will be sunnier when you think positive thoughts and try not to think the worst in many situations. I admit that I’m really good in thinking the worst all the time and that at the end it wasn’t worth to think those thoughts because my worst case scenario didn’t came true. Be happy and the rest will follow 😄💙

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I hope you all liked this list of mine 10 self care tips and can apply them in your life. Let me know of some other suggestions which you do to apply self care in your life. Let’s take time to take care of ourselves and love each other much ❤

Much love,

xoxo Christina

Happy Easter monday! 🐇🐣💐🌹

Hey lovelies 😍,

How was your Easter? I hope you all enjoyed it a lot with your family & friends. Today it’s the second day of Easter also called Easter Monday which is celebrated in some regions in Spain such as in the Basque Country or in Catalonia and also in other countries such as in The Netherlands. I’m still enjoying Easter today 😄 I will show you all some lovely pictures from my Easter. I hope you will all enjoy it.

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I made this collage for you all🌹🐇

We always decorate our home in The Netherlands and now we do it too in Spain. It’s typical Dutch to decorate your home with bunnies, chickens and painted easter eggs. It’s also typical to paint Easter eggs. This is such an amazing thing to do with kids and together with your family. This symbolize the Spring time. Here are some pictures from some decorations at home in Spain.

In the Netherlands it’s also typical to have like a Easter bunny who brings presents haha which are of course the parents. My mother bought me a present and I opened it yesterday. It was a beautiful basket with chocolate easter eggs 💜 So delicious! I also loved the fake flower decoration on the present. In Spain it’s typical to eat during the Holy Week “postres penitentes” which you can see on the picture below. During the Holy Week there are many processions in Spain by different religious brotherhoods. This sweets represents the brotherhoods. They have all different clothes on just like you can see on the picture. Those sweets are made by cream and chocolate. It was so delicious! 👌

On the left picture you can see the easter eggs which I got as present from my mother for Easter. On the right in the collage you can see the sweets “postre penitentes” which I ate during this Holy Week. On the right picture you can see a picture of myself. I finally could wear this flower shirt for Spring time 🌞💐

Yesterday night I also enjoyed Easter with my friend Maria. We went to one of my favourite bars in Valladolid called Bar La Alhambra. We ate some delicious tapas. We ate a pincho moruno with some bread and potatoes and a hamburger. We drank a red mosto. This is a typical Spanish drink which is made by grapes. It’s like grape juice and it’s very trasty. I enjoy to drink this a lot in the Summer and any time over the year. It’s such a refreshing drink! I had a great night with my friend.

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Tapas night with my friend! Hamburger, pincho moruno and a mosto 😄

Today I will continue eating all those delicious sweets haha but not too much. If I eat too much chocolate I will get sick 😂. Thank you all for reading this blog post. I will talk to you all soon. Enjoy Easter if it’s still Easter in your country. If not, Happy Monday! 💜

Much love 💕,

xoxo Christina

Holy Week in Valladolid & Happy Easter to you all! 🐰💐

Hey lovely bloggers 💞,

I want to thank you all for the lovely comments on my last blog post. I really feel so loved by this beautiful blogging community. I love you all so much ❤ Thank you for always being there for me. In the end, everything was well. I always think that somebody is angry at me when they talk a bit loud. I know my family is sometimes just worried about me but sometimes it makes me feel overwhelmed. It’s my life after all. It’s just that I’m really sensitive for these situations. I have to learn to let it all go. Today, I want to talk about the Holy Week in Valladolid: Semana Santa. This week is really so beautiful.

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I was sick last week with gastroenteritis. I felt really so bad so I couldn’t see so much of the Holy Week in Valladolid but I’m glad that I still could enjoy some beautiful processions this week. The Holy Week is really an important week in Spain. The most important cities with the most beautiful processions are Valladolid and Sevilla. You can also see these processions on Spanish television. During this week there are many processions in the city of Valladolid from different brotherhoods. They are carrying religious statues, pray and play music. It’s such a beautiful artwork. On Tuesday 27 March, I went to the Plaza Mayor of Valladolid with my mother and I bought tickets to see the Passion Procession on Good Friday. I also entered some churches and saw the artwork. It was a really good day of sunshine and it was the first Spring day! 🌞 I loved the 20 degrees and I love to wear a flower headband hihi I’m a hippie girl forever ✌🌻. In the evening I was about to go to see a procession with my parents but I felt a bit dizzy and nauseous because of being sick for a week so I went home. My mother went alone to see some other processions in the city.

 

On Wednesday 28 March, I felt better and I was so excited to see some beautiful procession in the evening with my mother and my lovely friend Maria. In the evening I went to the city centre where I saw a beautiful procession. This was the first procession which I saw which is named “La cofradia de las siete palabras”. In this procession they carried “Santisimo Cristo de las Mercedes”. My good friend Javi was playing in the music band. I loved how everybody is in silence and watching in awe these processions. This procession took place at 23.00 o’clock in the evening and at 00.00 o’clock we went to another procession near to our house. It was a bit crowdy which made me feel a bit anxious but I could cope with it hahah xD. This procession was named “Procesión de la piedad”. It was a long one where they carried three religious statues: “Cristo de la humildad”, “Cristo de la cruz a María” & “La quinta angustia.” I loved the Maria one. I also loved that they played the Spanish hymn. Viva España, olé! ❤

 

These are pictures from the first procession which I saw on wednesday 28th of March with my mother and my friend Maria. This was the “Cofradia de las siete palabras” where they carried the religious statue Santisimo Cristo de las Mercedes.” On the right picture you can see the music band playing. My friend Javi is playing and you can see him on the left.

 

These are pictures from the second procession which I saw on wednesday 28th of March with my mother and my friend Maria. This was the “Procesión de la piedad.” It was such a long one where they carried three religious statues: “Cristo de la humildad”, “Cristo de la cruz a María” & “La quinta angustia.”

This is a video of Youtube where you can see the proncession “Procesión de la piedad.”

On Good Friday, the 30th of March we had tickets to see the Passion Procession at the Plaza Mayor at 19.30 until 22.30. We had seats. It was €10. I was about to see it with my parents and my friend Maria. This is the most important procession during the whole Holy Week. You can see all the 20 brotherhoods together with 33 religious statues in Valladolid. Unfortunately, it was canceled because of the rain. I also checked the weather and it was going to rain at this time. I was really sad about it. It was so cold, rainy and there was so much wind. I can really understand that they canceled it because most of these 33 pasos (religious statues) date from the 16th and the 17th centuries. Rain would destroy this beautiful artwork. Hopefully, I will enjoy it next year. Last year it was my first time experiencing Semana Santa in Valladolid and I was so in awe and I still am. It’s so beautiful and I’m glad I could enjoy some beautiful procession this week. It’s a beautiful museum outside! 💞

This is a video which I found on Youtube from the Passion Procession on Good Friday last year. You can see me at minute 0:05 – 0:09. I’m sitting almost on the last stage on the right. I’m wearing a pink shirt and have a pink flower headband. Next to me is sitting my friend with a blue shirt and my mother. All the 20 brotherhoods are carrying 33 religious statues which date from the 16th and 17th centuries. This is an impression of how I experienced this beautiful and most important procession of Holy Week ❤

The Passion Procession was canceled on Good Friday so my parents, my friend Maria and I went to a bar near to our house. I enjoyed chocolate with churros. This is typical Spanish. Has anyone tried this? It’s really delicious. I also enjoyed a camille tea which is called manzanilla in Spanish. This was the perfect time to drink something warm because of the rain and cold weather. Afterwards, I went to some churches with my mother and my friend Maria. You could see the religious statues in the churches. We went to see the artwork in the churches Las Angustias & La Vera Cruz. My mother went home and I was walking a lot of with my friend. In the evening I ate a delicious slice of pizza in a bar. We also went to a bar to meet up with a friend who was with some polish girls. They are doing an Erasmus in Valladolid. It was really nice to talk with them. I love to meet international people so much and be in contact with many different cultures. At 23.00 o’clock we went home.

 

On Good Friday I was walking with my friend Maria to Plaza Zorilla where there is a beautiful fountain. I also enjoyed chocolate with churros with my family and my friend & pizza as dinner with my friend Maria mmmmm ❤ I’m loving it!

 

On Good Friday we visited the churches Las Angustias & La Vera Cruz and saw some beautiful religious artwork.

Yesterday night my mother was going to the Easter Vigil in the cathedral of Valladolid. I have never been to the Cathedral in Valladolid. It’s a service held in traditional Christian churches as the first official celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus. The light up a fire, pray and sing. I used to be in the choir in The Netherlands and sing during this evening. Today there were again some processions. They were in the morning hahah so I didn’t go but my mother went. They were letting some white pigeons fly in the city and all people wear white clothes. It’s the sign of the Resurrection of Jesus.

I’m encouraging anybody who is going to Spain to visit the Holy Week. The most important cities are Sevilla and Valladolid. The Holy Week in Valladolid is full of art, music and religion combined. In Valladolid the people are more in silence where in Sevilla the people are singing on the streets. I think you experience it on a different level but it’s beautiful everywhere.

I wish you all a happy Easter! 😍 May love, light and happiness find your way. Enjoy it a lot with your family and friends. In The Netherlands it’s typical to eat chocolate Easter eggs. I really liked to eat that delicious chocolate. You can also find it in the shops in Spain right now. What are your traditions during Holy Week/Easter? ❤ I would love to know about it.

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Love you all so much 💞,

xoxo Christina