Make a wish! – Hidirellez

Because kilometers away from home, we were a group of people sharing a similar background and we all wanted to unite to celebrate spring (mind you I had never done it before while living in Turkey) and while doing so we invited other friends from various backgrounds to spread the joy…

How happy are you?

At the end of the exhibition there were 10 huge gumball dispensers and it said “How Happy Are You? On  scale from 1-10? Take one gumball from the corresponding machine (one per person, please)” I went for an eight, the machine did not give me a gumball, I tried another two times, nothing. So, I went to nine and got my gumball. I guess there is always something more that makes you happy than what you know anyway.

It is about the small things, always has been.

In my ultimate search for happiness, yes a quality of my generation I dig, we question things, also please keep telling us we cannot do things because reverse psychology seems to work on us as pointed out by an awesome friend to me, she is bonkers smart, I have come to a stage where I am becoming more and more conscious about the fact that bigger is not better.

Summer time, kinda.

Yesterday I was reminded by my grandmother through WhatsApp (yes you read that right) to adjust my watches, clocks, and any other device I have that is able to show time as summer time arrived, well at least daylight saving time as you know we have a two week summer period usually in the Netherlands...nonetheless, I love when we have more daylight in the evenings.

Apples or Donuts? – both, thank you.

Working 40-50 hours a week, maintaining a household, maintaining a social life, going to fitness 2-3 times a week, travelling often, and making sure you are healthy is very challenging. After a long day at work, I am tired, my brain is drained. There is almost no energy left to prepare a meal for myself.

March 8th and Lady Bird

For the ones in doubt, I know there are so many people from family members to random acquaintances telling you, you cannot achieve certain things because you are a girl. I remember when I told certain family members that I wanted to quit basketball in my final year of high school because I wanted to focus on my grades and going to university, someone said to me ‘Do you really think you can make it to university?’ with all their "good" intentions. That hurt but it did not stop me.