Much Stress & Happy Days

Final years suck. I'm not going to bother you with many stressful details about my currently very, well, stressful life (I simply can't find another word for it) but let's just say I'm currently drowning in to-write essays, to-do maths assignments (there's nothing I hate more than maths - and it has been like that for so many years) and I think the most tired parts of my body at the end of the day must be my hands because of the extreme amounts of writing I have to do. Okay - I said I wouldn't bother you and I won't anymore - off to the fun stuff!


I have been quite sad lately (I said I would talk about fun things.. just wait, they are coming!) but the last few days were nice. The sun has come out (don't ever leave us again, my love) and I've eaten so much ice cream I think I won't fit my favorite pants anymore in the near future. I have been more optimistic lately - it might have something to do with the weather or the (hopefully) near salvation of my personal hell called school - but I finally seem to be able to put my mind to rest and just enjoy the moment. I hope I'll be able to hold on to this. I'm not saying I've been depressed or something quite heavy like that - I'm just saying that seeing the glass as half empty has been quite easy for the past few months, (minus the last two weeks or so).

A fun thing I've been working on (or, thinking about): I want to start my personal Dutch blog! As you may know I am Dutch (can't be anything else with a name like Sjoukje) and I've written a few articles for Teske (a blog you might know if you're from a Dutch-speaking country). I will keep on doing this, as long as the responses will remain positive. I love writing in English and even though I don't see it as a chore, writing in Dutch can be more spontaneous because it's my native language. Let me know if you like this idea. Also - I don't know if I'll register my domain name as 'www.lemontierres.nl' or think of something new. I'm thinking of writing more personal articles like this one on there as I really enjoy doing so. But I'm still in a very early phase - it's possible that I'll never even start it - but thinking about it is nice. Oh this doesn't mean I won't blog on here anymore! I love doing this so much and at this point I can't imagine not having a place to write about everything I like. <3


This little article was my break from an analysis of the differences between 'To Kill A Mockingbird' and 'The Lost Honour Of Katharina Blum', two books which couldn't have been any less similar. Wish me luck and I hope you'll have a very lovely day. Much love, Sjoukje. <3

10 comments

  1. If you want to write in Dutch, then do it. I totally understand how you feel. I'm a native French speaker, so it's way more easy for me to write in French. But as I like to challenge myself, I decided to write my blog in English.

    Oh, and about the theme, I always feel the need to change mine too. But particularly now. Maybe it is because of the Spring coming?

    xx, Renaud | renaudew.blogspot.com

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  2. Een Nederlandstalige blog maken lijkt me een heel goed idee! Ik vind je blog trouwens echt heel leuk! Hij is veel interessanter dan de meeste blogs die ik ken. Je blijft jezelf en dat is super! ;-)
    Zonnige groetjes uit Belgiƫ!

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  3. What a lovely new banner! :)
    So glad your days have become happier, final years can relly stress you out (as can any time when you feel all of your life is spent working). I wish you all the best for your essays and upcoming exams!
    Will you link your Dutch blog here? I'd love to try and read it even though I usually don't understand a word of the Dutch blogs I'm following because my Dutch is just waaay too bad. But I'd still love to give it a try as I enjoy Lemontierres so much! :)

    darjeelingtealeaves.blogspot.com

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  4. Wat heb je een leuke blog, ik volg je vanaf nu! :)

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  5. Love your blog, I hope you carry on with the English blog :)

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  6. I can completely relate! I'm currently in the middle of exam season and the stress can become so overwhelming at times. I recently posted a few reflections on my blog, which helped me to organise my thoughts a little. I'm glad to hear that you've been feeling happier lately.

    Evie | evanescxent

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  7. I'm happy to hear you're feeling a bit better! I get really down in Winter too - I miss the sunshine!! Keep your head up!! OH and you should DEFINITELY start a Dutch blog if you have the time! Writing personal, random posts is my absolute favourite, it's great therapy!

    Chrissy x
    www.chrissylilly.com

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  8. Please don't stop ! I love reading your blog! be happy! x

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  9. waar heb je die leuke lampjes vandaan? (:

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  10. Ik heb ze cadeau gehad, geloof dat ze van de Action/Xenos zijn!

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