Hi and thanks for visiting my blog! My name is Emmelyn, I am 29 years old and live in the Netherlands. I first started blogging in 2015 and back then I thought my blogging journey would be about healthy food and living. But what I soon realized is that I have so many different interests and there’s so much more I want to blog about – why limit myself to food and health related topics? That’s why, earlier this year (2016), I decided to start my own personal website, under my own name. This way, I can write about anything I want without sticking to one specific topic. Also, I kind of like documenting my life online – it’s a fun way to share and save my personal memories.

My goal for this blog is to share my experiences with others – this is really what I enjoy doing more than anything. I love to write and I have ever since I was a little girl. This blog is a way for me to return to my true self and doing what I really love to do. I am not a fulltime blogger, I am a PhD student in communication science and I blog next to my fulltime job. Blogging has been a true joy for me and I hope you enjoy reading my blogposts as much as I enjoy writing them.

I’ll never pretend to be anyone other than who I am on this blog. I might not share every detail of my life, but I promise to be honest. I know that many people nowadays start blogs and social media accounts pretending to be happier, more successful or more beautiful than they actually are and that’s not me. This blog is the real me and although I do edit my photos, I won’t edit my life. What I share here won’t always be positive, or happy, because my life’s not perfect. I like to share the good as well as the bad, because it helps me move on – and it might help others as well.

If I could wish anything for young girls and women today it’s self-acceptance and that’s my aim for this blog. Be kind to yourself and accept who you are: both your body and your mind. Don’t judge yourself and don’t compare yourself to others. Focus on yourself and your own happiness. I truly believe happiness always comes first: before any kind of success, physical health, getting the body you want and everything else in life. Love yourself, take care of yourself and enjoy life. That’s what I strive for every day.