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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Thanks For Making Me a Fighter

Hey my loves,

So I’m currently at the beach house, (by the time I post this I’ll be back home in civilization with internet, so bear with me). I know it is a long blog post for a change, but please bear with me, it is worth the read.

For the first time in years I’m relaxed. I don’t have anything to do, anyone to talk to, or any pressure on me. No university work or deadlines to worry about. Just me, myself and I. Admittedly, it hasn’t even been 24 hours, yet I’m already in a state of Zen. I think sometimes a person needs that. Away from technology and social pressure and to really be at peace. I’m not a spiritual person by any means, but I believe more strongly every year that it is important to take a step back from the technology high life. Who cares what your friends are posting on Instagram, or how many days are left until your acquaintance gives birth and shares it all on Facebook. Really, for once, just don’t care.

Enjoy some peace and quiet once in a while Read a book, walk on the beach, have a swim, eat with your family without your phone on the table. Cherish these moments.

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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 Business

Hey my loves,

I finally have some time again to start bringing some life back to my blog, it has been too long!

daily-motivation-25-photos-1719As previously mentioned, the reason why I was not able to blog much during the past 6 months was because I was in my final year of my degree. I had a massive dissertation project that was due in that took up most of my time. I am currently still waiting on the results of that, and of my exam too, so fingers crossed until that time! I have also accepted a University offer already, and I’m looking forward to a new start there. I will be studying Child & Adolescent Mental Health 🙂 It is exactly the route that I have always wanted to go down. Previously I always wanted to become a pediatrician, however that didn’t work out exactly as planned, hence me doing down the path of Psychology. Being able to work in a clinical setting with children, and having the opportunity to work with Great Ormond Street Hospital would be an absolute dream come true.

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Body Image- Participants Wanted :)

Hello my lovelies,

I hope everyone has finally been able to slightly go back to their normal routines and recovered from the food and drink comas of this festive season! Here in Spain we still have the Three Kings celebrations today, which means, major SALE tomorrow 😀 absolutely excited to face the battle zone in Zara. Last time I had to push a woman away because she was trying to rip a coat out of my hands! Hell nooo!

In the meantime I’ve been getting on with my normal routine again, which means working hard on my dissertation. I have a love/hate relationship with it. On the one hand, I absolutely adore the topic that I am doing, I love the work, yet it seems like so incredibly much to do. The topic I have chosen is focused around Body Image. All you all know, this is something that I hold dear to my heart, and is something that I feel needs more Psychological research. I am currently in my final year of University, doing a Psychology course. This final dissertation project weighs for the majority of my final grade. We were given pretty much free reign as to what we wanted to do, which is absolutely perfect. Although the actual percentage of diagnosed people with an Eating Disorder is quite low when looking at the world population, somehow we all seem to know someone who struggles with their body image and suffers from body dissatisfaction. With this research project I am trying to find a way to detect these issues at an earlier stage, which may aid in preventing the onset of the disorder.

I think I might have to make a desperate plea at the moment for participants. If you are able/willing to participate in my questionnaire, it would be greatly appreciated. You would have to be 18+, and I need both male and female participants. You would simply have to follow the instructions on the page. You can edit the PDF document, print it/scan it and send it back to me, or any other way 🙂 Please leave me your email address so I can send it to you.

Any and all help would be incredibly appreciated 🙂

XO Kim

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