Category Archives: Motivational Monday

I got accepted!

Hey guys, surprise, surprise I’m not dead! I know I haven’t been posting anything for the past 2 months. What I have been doing, is freaking out, crying, have nervous breakdowns and eat all the food!

But I am back, better then before, happier! healthier! And I have great great news!

I got accepted into the Division of International Studies at Hanyang University!

I am super excited but super nervous as well because I’ll be moving to a different country, starting something new! It’s crazy!

I am planning on making weekly videos updating you guys with whatever you want to know about moving & studying abroad, so if there is anything you want to know I’ll gladly answer your questions for you.

Besides that I’ll go back to my regular posting schedule, I really miss writing and interacting with you guys and I’ve some great content coming up!

So tell me guys, what have you been up to in the past months?

Love, Wietske

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6 Tips for Friendship

 

Inspired by this particular post I want to write about friendship.

For me friendship is probably more important than my family bonds, however it is way more fragile and not as everlasting. Here are some tips on how to get most out of your friendships.

Pay the bill: Don’t go Dutch on your friends. I don’t ever split the bill with my friends, unless we are with a large crowd. Take turns in paying the bills, it always leaves me with a special feeling. Either I treat a friend or my friends treats me to something nice while we had a good time together AND most importantly we don’t have to fight about how to split the bill to the last penny or get out our calculators because one of us had one more drink.

Give: I love giving gifts and receiving them. I love to see the excitement on my friends face and it leaves me feeling wonderful if I found or made something that brings a smile to my friends face.

Support: I try to support my friends in every decision they make, even if it might seem like a bad one. Sure I try to talk them out of really bad decisions but I don’t push. I am not their mum nor dad and there are probably enough people who told them they are wrong. Support them, and if thinks don’t go as planned at least they have learned their own lesson.

Listen: Let them whine, complain, and ramble on if they want too. Sometimes people just need to want to get things of their chest without any interruption. Let them talk, but listen! Give them advise or encouraging words when needed. Don’t just stare into space unless you want the same treatment.

Make memories: Do things, take pictures of it, and keep remembering it for the rest of your life. People you forget are often the people who you don’t share any crazy memories with. Even just a quick message that mentions a certain event can instantly refresh a slightly worn down friendship. However if you don’t have any memories in common  friendships die a slow and painful death.

Let it go: The most important tip however is although energy is needed to let a friendship exist sometimes when things just cost too much energy and you are not gaining anything positive just let it go. It is not worth it, find someone better because even though your friends are important. Your own feelings are more important. And who knows maybe the sudden stop of attention makes your friend realize what they are missing out on!

what are the things you do to keep your friendship going? Do you talk every day? have weekly meetups? tell me, I am curious since I still have a lot to learn.

Love, Wietske

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Motivational Monday: It’s okay to start over.

As you might have noticed I have been MIA for about a week, I have been stressing out about my application for Hanyang University while working 38 hours this week. I didn’t schedule posts I thought I scheduled but did I think about giving up? Remember my goals for this year? One of them is, posting a post every single day till at least the end of this year. And I might have failed, it doesn’t mean I can’t start over.

Every day is a new day, everyday you can take the opportunity to start anew. Don’t wait for special days. Don’t wait for the January first, don’t wait for Mondays, or Sundays, or the weekend. Just do it!

I don’t know I somehow have the tendency to sound like a Nike Commercial but really I cannot stress enough that if you want to accomplish something, anything all you have to do is start. Start anytime, any day you want and continue. If you feel one day, start again the next. Continue with this process long enough and eventually you will accomplish your goals.

So here I am, back for a new round.

Love, Wietske

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Motivational Monday – starting now

 

Although I really enjoyed listening and making my weekly music posts I want to try something new on my blog.

I feel like I need a bit of motivation and perhaps feedback on some of the projects I am currently involved in. I usually prefere to keep my projects for myself since I hate failure, and what is worse when I fail, people that know I failed. However keeping my projects a secret also helped me to not do things, but I think sometimes you just have to start! So, that’s what I am doing, starting now!

Today I will share three projects I am working on. The first one is still an early stage development, namely this blog. I’ve always wanted a succesfull blog. And by succesfull I don’t mean xiaxue famous. Succesfull to me means my own domain, my own designed webpage and a connection with people that visit my blog. I want to share what I know, while learning from others. I want to meet great new people I wouldn’t have met otherwise. I am already well on my way and although I only seriously started with this blog for little over a month the amount of followers and commenters suprise me. And I am very greatfull and happy about it. Even if it takes years I would love to expand this blog into a website where I can help people achieve there dreams, encourage people to do what they want to do becuse that’s what I think is most important.

My goal is more involvement, I want to get to know everyone that even only looks at my blog, why do you return, or why do you stay away? I’d love to hear from you, even if it’s just a Hi every know and then. I also want to find a concept that I like, I am pretty close already but not quite there yet. But once I have that I think I will actually start with a design and getting my own domain.

The second thing I want to achieve is  I want to be more organized, I want to have a perfect daily schedule, I want to be on top of things and not forget people’s birthdays. I am currently trying to get organized and trying to get rid of anything that is not only clutterling my room but also cluttering my brains. Edit my life, so to say. I thinking of of getting myself a filofax – which has the most amazing planners ever – they are expensive but it seems worth it.  I just really want to be on top of things instead of constantly feeling like I am falling behind.

And last but not least, I really need to study more Korean. So starting from today I will study at least 15 minutes of Korean every day! No excuses, just do it!

I will keep you guys up to date one way or another and post things to motivate myself and you with your goals every monday starting from today.

So tell me, what are your goals for the future or near future?

Love Wietske

 

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