March-ing on


Hiya! Another month is gone. Jeez, 2017 is rolling by expeditiously. March already done!! I can’t believe it, spring is here! How wonderful!

So, it’s that time again when I make another attempt to round up a month and bid it farewell. And I can assure you, this March I really tried to round up this month as a whole — instead of just highlighting some parts that “I could remember”. Yeah, great blogging Louise… ANYWAY, let’s go!

March might actually be my favourite month of the year. I love Christmas season yes, but because I dislike winter SO MUCH I can’t call December a fave. Good story, no? After going through the trouble to enlighten you, why is it then, I hear you think, why is March your favourite month then Louise? — Good question.

1. Flowers
2. New beginnings
3. Longer days (and daylight saving!)
4. Flowers (yes, again all the flowers!!)
5. Rainy nights with sunny days, preferably with hazy mornings

Yes, I put in the things I enjoyed in March in a nice little list. They’re all related to spring, have I told you already that about the fact that spring is my favourite? Oh I already have? Sorry to be so repetitive! Onto the next bit… what I got up to this month. Where to start, eh?

Just kidding! Well, maybe not. March was that month where everything changed. I officially moved to The Hague at the beginning of the month, got into a traineeship/job in IT and ehrm… ate sushi?


It’s been a crazy month…… now onto those resolutions!

Read: ‘When Marnie Was There’ (Joan G. Robinson) and ‘Grace’s Guide: The Art of Pretending to Be a Grown-Up’ (Grace Helbig) 5/14
Seen: re-watched Penelope (the one with the girl with the pig’s features — totally brilliant) 5/12
Made: no shit. I really need to step up my game in this area.


The quote for this month is one I found on the online shop of Tom Rosenthal (where I have been restraining myself from buying anything!!):

“Human identity is no longer defined by what one does, but by what one owns. But we’ve discovered that owning things and consuming things does not satisfy our longing for meaning. We’ve learned that piling up material goods cannot fill the emptiness of lives which have no confidence or purpose.”

I thought it was pretty cool of them to put this on their online shop. It made me want to save up for real to get my hands on their stuff — when I have the time and place and headspace to really enjoy it, instead of just temporarily relieving my… well I don’t know, consumerist needs while I am constantly broke? (Yes, that is a beauty-haul I did this month in the next picture –and yes, I finally bought that Naked 3 palette and I’m so in love with it)

I’ve been really silly this blog. But I feel a little silly blogging these days. And I really feel silly to make this blog public too. I really love blogging and the blogosphere, but I just feel the need to reinvent myself/this blog again (you know, spring = new beginnings etc.) –while I still want to blog here and there. It makes me sad to think I’ve lost a spark that I ‘used to have’. :(

Anyway! I went to go hanami with a friend on April 1st (so I decided to put it in here because it’s already April 5th-and I don’t want to end on a sad note) so here… BLOSSOM:

And I might just make a whole post on it so I can look back on it and feel happy. Expect that next time. Until soon, when I make a slightly better quality blogpost. ;)

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  • Sounds like a jam-packed March! Did you want to start over with a new blog? Aw that’s okay, you should just blog when you feel like it. And you might find the “spark” again later! The blossoms are gorgeous! I have seen so many recently from people’s posts / Instagrams!

    • Oh dear, I’m a bit ashamed to only now reply on your comment. But I felt the need to do it anyway. I don’t think I could start over with a new blog, I’m too tied up to this one. But I’d like to reinvent the blog a bit more so it doesn’t feel like a chore at all, or an obligation to post very regularly — and realise why I would continue blogging.
      I think that what you said is completely right. I should blog when and about the things I feel like instead of pushing myself to make content for no one in particular.

  • Pretty blossoms! Hope everything is going well in The Hague, how was the move? To be honest, I feel pretty silly with a blog too. But it’s fun! Don’t feel too pressured – blog about what you want to :)

    • Jane! It’s been two whole weeks and Disqus has even forgotten my logon-details. But thank you, the move went pretty smooth and I love living here.

      I was so happy to read your comment, I think that’s most important. And to have fun doing it. :)