As I’m writing this, I’m fresh out of the cinema, where I just saw La La Land, the first movie in years to score 14 (!) Oscar nominations. Pretty crazy, especially when you think about the fact that it’s a musical. I personally love musicals, like the really old black and white ones, with gorgeous women and handsome men, and romance oozing out of every pore. Show me a movie with Gene Kelly and I’ll swoon from the moment it opens until I see ‘The End’ appear, and quite some time after. I know musicals aren’t for everybody, and I get that, but it’s pure escapism to me. It’s a dream world where everything turns out just the way it’s supposed to. And that is exactly why I feel completely disillusioned at this moment. I am going to issue a spoiler alert here: don’t read any further if you haven’t seen the movie and it’s on your to-do list.
When I was younger, I had this image in my head about what my life would be like in ‘The Future’. I’d graduate, find a job I loved right away, I’d meet my Mister Perfect at school, we’d date for a few years, move in together and eventually buy a place together, get married and have babies. I imagined all of this would happen by the time I was 25. Baby number two would come age 27 and I would pretty much have my shit together for the rest of my life. I am currently 27 and I can tell you one thing: none of this has happened. My shit is nowhere near together.
I don’t know if any of you know Flow, but it’s a monthly magazine that’s pretty popular in Belgium. It’s a Dutch lifestyle magazine with amazing graphics, insights and subjects. You can click here if you’d like to check it out. Every year they publish a daily calendar. Last year it was about tiny pleasures, this year, it’s a question a day. Continue reading →
A few weeks ago, I did something very out of the ordinary for me. You see, I’m quite the overthinker. It’s not a character trait I necessarily love about myself, but hey. So what did I do? I booked my first solo trip, to Barcelona. Continue reading →