All posts tagged: me time

dating yourself

The best date you will ever have!

I really enjoy being by myself and I am very good at entertaining myself. Always have been. Ever since I was little I could play all by myself for hours. Later when I was a teenager I went shopping alone or took myself out for a movie. When I was a student I went out to the pub by myself quite often. Like I said, I’m very good at being just with me. I moved out to live on my own when I was 18 years old. Coming home alone to a space entirely mine and being surrounded with my own belongings immediately felt natural to me. I had all the time in the world just for me! Then all of a sudden… there’s someone living with me and all this me-time becomes us-time. Which is great of course. However it does feel like I neglect my desire to being alone sometimes, doing those little things nobody would understand, because they’re weird to the rest of the world. Honestly, dealing with your own weird habits …

A lesson learned taking portraits of random strangers

Recently I started a photography course. I studied photography at the art academy when I was a student. I always loved the art and enjoy visiting photography exhibitions regularly. I find it very amazing how photographers are able to catch emotion and turn it into a story. I never finished the art academy, which I regret a lot. That’s why I started the photography course, in order to pursue my long lost dream of becoming a professional photographer (that writes, has excellent drawing skills and travels the world, also). I’m really enjoying the course. It feels like I can make up for lost time and it makes me dream of future plans… I also adopted it in my me-time routine. I make it my personal night out. Every Thursday evening I take myself out for dinner and after that we discuss about aperture and shutter speeds. After some serious theory lessons, practicing in the studio and photographing still objects we were let loose in Antwerp to practice the real deal. During this field trip we …

About shedding fur and shooting daffodils

Around this time of year the same old feeling bestows me. Winter is slowly coming to an end and the promise of spring is just around the corner, yet it’s not quite here. Days are getting longer, daffodils are shooting from the ground but it’s still too cold to leave the house without mittens. It is what feels like decades I’ve been hibernating to survive those dreary, cold and dark days. And even though I appreciate winter and all that comes with it, I just need it to end. However, where I’m from, winter can continue well into April. This is the time where I feel motivationally drained and I need to drag myself into doing anything. Don’t get me wrong, I really appreciate winter and even though I am not the most active and inspirational of people during those months I somehow accept my tardy state of being. Every year it seems like the first thing I need to do is get myself motivated again in order for me to be ready to take …