All posts tagged: spending time with yourself

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 …