1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY + LAUNCH

Hi my loves,

I honestly cannot contain my current excitement. Today my blog celebrates it’s one year anniversary!

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I cannot believe that it has been this long already. It has been the most incredible journey so far. With this, I want to thank all my readers, family and friends for their continuous love and support and for keeping me motivated throughout this journey. Blogging has become almost an extension of my life and thoughts. It has been a method for me to express myself on different levels, push myself creatively, and develop new relationships with many of my readers. It has helped me through the ups and downs of life, the good and the bad, the beautiful and the ugly, and of course, the thick and thin (literally and metaphorically 😉 ).

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No Place I’d Rather Be…

Hey my dears,

I know it seems like I jumped ship after dropping such a big bomb on you guys in my last blog post, but I assure you that is not the case! First and foremost I have to thank you all for the incredible support and kind messages that I have received. I have been absolutely overwhelmed and moved by them. To know that there are so many people out there that care for me is truly heart warming, and I will be eternally grateful for your support.

I am also glad, and in a way proud to know that some of you guys have been coming to me with your own stories. Now, by no means am I glad to hear these stories, don’t take me wrong, but I am glad that you found the strength to reach out and share something like that with me. To be completely honest, I was taken back a little by the amount of people, including close friends, to whom something similar happened. It made me angry. How is it possible that in the society which we live in, that this has become such a common phenomena? It’s just not right!

I hope that with the platform that I have with this blog, I am able to reach out and help others going through something similar, or anything else. To show them that life goes on, and it will only make you stronger. We are not ‘victims’, we are not ‘survivors’, we are just strong human beings that do not need or want to be labeled as anything else. Show them what you are made of. Success is the best revenge.

Onto a more happy note, I GRADUATED 🙂

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Ah, it was so beautiful, and it still hasn’t completely sunk in yet to be honest! After getting all dressed up (my dress is from Pedro del Hierro), I made my way to the university to get all gowned up before heading to the ceremony. It just looked so amazing and official 🙂 I was completely overwhelmed when I found out that I wasn’t just graduating with First Class Honors as the only one in my class, but on top of that, I won the Undergraduate Student Achievement Award! It was just crazy! I was caught completely off guard, and I still can’t believe it yet.

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It was an amazing day on the gorgeous Regent’s University lawns. Champagne flowing, graduation caps flying. It was beautiful. On top of that, it was amazing having my family with me in London to enjoy this unique moment.

I will be back in Holland soon, and I will have more time for cooking and blogging. Will update you all soon!

XO Kim

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Summer Inspiration: Graduation

Hello my loves,

I am so excited about today’s blog post! I am happy and proud to announce that I have gotten my exam results and am going to graduate with First Class Honors in my BSc Psychology degree! 🙂

This excitement is the perfect motivation for summer party planning. The past few days have all been about the dress, the shoes and the celebrations.

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Back in Spain

Hello my loves,

I have just arrived in sunny Spain, still need a few days to settle in before I can get cracking with my blog again. It’s been a hectic few weeks!

Firstly, I did take the plunge to chop my hair off! I like it, but I already miss my long hair 😦 (knew this would happen). The pictures were taken in the Salon when my hair was completely straight. As my hair is naturally curly, its actually a lot shorter than it is on the pictures. I will upload a better picture of what it looks like now soon. 11209740_10153870160749937_4054216127951199655_n

11062074_10153870160639937_5237331477236551727_n11201149_10153870158434937_5507456450678921264_oOther than that, I am glad to be home. University was absolutely hectic, but I have now completely finished my bachelor degree, still waiting for my results, and if all goes well I will be graduating in July 🙂 I have also had some amazing Master degree offers, one of which I will be accepting very soon. More updates and posts will follow very soon after I catch up on some much needed sleep and family time 🙂

Hope you are all doing well!

Lots of love

XO Kim

Im Baaaackkk (sort of…)

Hello my dears!

Yes, I am still alive! (more or less), it has been an absolutely hectic time lately. As I had previously mentioned, I’m in my final year of University, and had been working hard to finish all my deadlines and submit my dissertation. I have finally finished everything! Except one exam in around a week time, dun dun duuuuuun. After that, I’ll be hopping on a plane to see my family in Spain 🙂

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11150174_10153847114334937_5389142620356743059_n11062632_10153843781419937_7743385247010855669_n Quite a lot has happened since my last post, which I will all be elaborating on as soon as I am on holiday and have more time. For the meantime, I thought I’d share a few snapshots of things that have happened.

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Shall We Dance?

Hello my loves,

I’m so excited about today’s blog post! As I’ve previously mentioned, about 12 weeks ago I started a ballroom dancing course at Pineapple Dance Studios. I have the most fabulous teacher, Michael Litke, who with his professionalism and good humor has made this course an absolutely incredible experience.

My reasons for deciding on doing ballroom dancing are simple, yet complex. I guess to a certain extent you could say that I’ve been raised with a dancing background, my mom is a former ballet dancer and now owns and runs an incredible dance studio in Spain. Ballet was never my forte, and it will never be… it’s just not in me. I did however take jazz classes with pilates and participated in our bi-annual dance performance. Here I danced the Charleston, the chorus line, an adaptation from Hello Dolly, and Little Red Riding Hood. So the world of dance was sort of thrust upon me.

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