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HAPPY NEW YEAR.

H A P P Y  N E W  Y E A R.  2017

I wish the person that is reading this nothing but the best and may all your wishes come to reality. That all the good karma you put out into this world finds its way right back to you, be it in one day or one month. Positivity!

2016 has flown by so fast and so much has happened in my life over the year. There has been many high points and very low points in my 2016. At the beginning of the year I found out someone in my family had cancer which honestly hit me really hard and had me feel really sad about the whole situation. (Thankfully they are doing much better now) Then I got my very 1st fully OWN apartment (I am renting not bought), furnished and did everything with my own money. (INDEPENDENT WOMAN) I must say I am super proud of myself for that. I handed in my thesis and found out I failed it on the 1st try. (Was super down again about that) After I found out my Grandparents, Aunt and Uncle were coming to visit me in the Netherlands. (SUPER HAPPY moment) Redoing my thesis and then PASSING! (Proud moment) Then officially graduating from my bachelor study! (Phewwww) Those were the biggest/most highlighted moments from my 2016.

New Year….New Goals?

Of course! Ever year I make goals and keep them for myself. I don’t really share them with people because I feel like not everyone you share your goals with will support you. So to be safe just keep them to yourself and push to achieve them. I have my list of goals and hopefully by the end of 2017 I can mark off a few that I achieved. 🙂

One thing that I have noticed about myself is that I don’t celebrate the small or big moments enough. This year I will be working on celebrating every moment and actually inhaling all that is happening. Taking the time to process the happening. Along with that I want to continue to work on myself mentally. Developing more personally on a level and loving me MORE!

For my blogging and vlogging life I want to put myself on a schedule of a blog post every Wednesday and video every Sunday. I hope that this is something I can stick with because sometimes I allow other things to come in place of doing the things I have a passion for.

There is so much in life to be grateful for and I just hope that in 2017 I can practice what I preach. Giving GOOD VIBES ONLY!

Let’s Catch Up!

Hi Lovely People,

I have been on the down low for a few weeks now. That is because I have been feeling so low mentally and then being hit with a flu that lasted about 1 month (ughh). I am currently still a bit stuffy but my energy levels have risen so much. Mental issues are just not talked about and seem to be a bit taboo. No one talks about it or even if they do, don’t know how to address the topic. However, I have been seeking help and what I have learned is that I need to keep myself busy with people and things. For the past few weeks even though I have been feeling very ill with the flu and a bit down I started doing more stuff with friends and trying to stay a bit busy. Not always does it work out but for the most part I have been so much more contented!

Not to just create this entire blog post about my mental issues but also about what I have been up to and what’s on my mind. For the past weeks it has been very entertaining to be cooking, trying out new foods and meeting up with friends for drinks or just to catch up. Like just last-night I went out to have typical Eritrean/Ethiopian food and it was very tasty. I inserted some pictures below so you can see what I ate, on the side we had exotic beer called Mongozo and got the coconut and mango flavours. They were amazing, nothing like your typical beer!

For the coming weeks I want to finish editing my London Haul which I filmed after I came back from London. Sharing so many new goodies I got myself while I was there. And also a fast make-up look that I filmed last night before going out. There is so many ideas I have but I just need to stop deliberating, get off my lazy butt and DO IT! Until the next post which I hope will not be too far from now….

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Love always,

Sue-Jeen

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UPDATE|PLUS 2 NEW VIDEOS.

Hi There Love,

I am back with a little life update and to share with you two new videos that are new and live on my YouTube Channel.

Update//.

It’s officially going to happen. I am graduating this Thursday from my bachelor study of International Communications Management. I should be extremely excited/happy/proud but honestly I am not… I don’t know if its because I have heard so long ago that I passed or that I am dealing with some extremely personal issues that I hope to share in the future or if I am just feeling anxious about what the future has to offer me. But no matter what I will make sure to be there on the day to collect my diploma. Today I am going into the city a bit earlier before work in search for an outfit for this special day and maybe that might just do the trick (honesty I doubt it).

I know that some are still wondering what I am up to career-wise and for now I still have my part-time job in retail at Zara and applying for jobs in the field of what I studied. I was a bit indecisive if I actually want to do that but come on that is where the money is and I did not ‘waste’ all of those years not to at least try the corporate/professional field out. On the side I am looking and planning to study something else in 2017…but you will just have to wait and see what that is.

Last week I came back from visiting a friend in London and I do have some amazing pictures and footage to share with you all beautiful followers. This blog post/video should be up on my channels by Friday this week. Stay tuned!

Have you also struggled with keeping your levels of positivity up? What do you do to keep them flowing?

The two new videos I have share can be seen below.

Please don’t forget to LIKE, COMMENT, SUBSCRIBE & SHARE!

 

 

Love always,

Sue-Jeen

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CONSISTENCY – LACKING IT!?

CONSISTENCY
/kənˈsɪst(ə)nsi/
noun
The quality of achieving a level of performance which does not vary greatly in quality over time.
‘we know we have the ability at the club—what we need is consistency’

In the blogging/vlogging or online world in general the key to success is being CONSISTENT! Constantly posting, constantly sharing and constantly attracting attention… Making sure to keep the audience up-to-day with what is happening in your field. But then again in anything you dedicate yourself to you need consistency, RIGHT?!!

Hold up, I wanna make this personal so the focus in my case is my daily life (part-time job), blogging and vlogging. & let’s be honest I am not being consistent. In my day-to-day life I am on top of what is going on and tasks that need to be carried out. I like to think of myself as a perfect planner and always using my agenda to structure and follow the days/weeks ahead. Writing down my work schedule and times when I have special events. I always say if I don’t write it down in my agenda then it ain’t happening! (lol)

But I can’t seem to get a hold of always uploading a video on Sunday and always a blog post on Wednesday for instance. So I came to the point where I am allowing myself to just keep Wednesday and Sunday to the days that a blog post or a new YouTube video MUST be shared. And then if something extra is made it can be shared for Friday. It will be seen as a great plus and directly shared (Good idea, right?!)

Like the featured images says “Lack of consistency can bring on a lack of interest.” It doesn’t get more clear and true than that. Exactly the same thing I have noticed with my life however, I am slowly getting myself back up and onto the right way because living how I currently am I feel guilty. My reason for being guilty is that I have so much ideas, I write them down and I film footage but then something triggers something and then something terrible happens. NO INTEREST… No more are those days because I am sticking to my schedule and going to become someone/something because my blogging/vlogging is an adding value to me as person & I want to continue to inspire others. Even if it is only one person in my whole “career”.

So cheers to me making content & jumping back on the ball and being consistent. (Right after my iPhone gets fixed I will be back with some new #insta posts!

Love always & until next post….

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#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso | BOOK REVIEW + New INK

Hi There,

Not so long ago I was feeling quite low and in need of some inspiration. So I took myself to the American Book Store in The Hague, it has an amazing variety of books that are English. But I also went because I was always a little book worm 🙂

While at the book store I approached one of the workers and she was willing to help. I went prepared with a list of books that I was recommended by friends but almost none of the ones I wanted were in store or nor were they attracting enough. However, she took her time and gave me a few must-reads for a person with my need of being ‘INSPIRED‘…

Anyways let’s just get to the review of #GIRLBOSS! It was one of the books that I had heard a lot about and was recommended to read. Overall I enjoyed the book, it is clear and the layout is easy to follow. It keeps you interested and the sections have a flow that is very much understandable. What I most liked about #GIRLBOSS is how she included quotes and testimonials from other successful bloggers, fashion-stylist and others in the field of fashion. This gives the book a texture that makes you want more.

If I read the book daily I could have been finished with it in about 1 week and a half or two max. But it took me a bit longer because I read it once I was in public transportation, like on my way to work. (It is my favourite time to read :))

I would not recommend this book to someone who is looking for Sophia’s key to what made her the success she currently is. #GIRLBOSS included the steps that she took and the way in which she stumbled into the success. Sharing more of her own personal story and not that which could be yours. Also a point that I can see that others would not enjoy are the quotes because some find them to be foolish but I personally love them!

Am I nourished with inspired after reading #GIRLBOSS?

Yes I am! As I read I continued to feel like yeah go out and continue doing the things you love. And if you love something don’t let “simple” happening bring you down. This book gave me a little push that I needed and I can see myself reaching for this book to have a look at the quotes or testimonials she included.

 

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Side cover of #GIRLBOSS.

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Shot of the testimonials of #GIRLBOSS.

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Creative beginning of a section in #GIRLBOSS.

Also another highlight of my week is my new #Tattoo! It says GOOD VIBES. which is permanently a reminder to myself. For starters I love the quote and I was inspired by DeJ Loaf because she also has one on her wrist including the same text and typography. I am absolutely inlove with my new ink! 🙂

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My new tattoo.

Now I am onto the following book that I picked up. [THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE] This book was also recommended to me by the lady at the store. Have you read it? And were you extremely inspired or sorely disappointed by it?

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Next book I am reading.

Until next time!

Good News! + Collab with CocooAndCurls (YouTube Video)

Hi Followers!

I have some really good news to share, I passed my thesis defence! So that means that I am officially going to GRADUATE! Super cool & exciting, right?! I do find so myself!! Even though I am done with my Bachelor study, I am looking forward to starting something new 😉 ( I will share in the future) Currently I have my part-time job at Zara and seeing that I will not have to stress with school stuff anymore, I can now get back to Blogging & Vlogging. On my free days I am now going to dedicate them to being keeping myself busy with the things I love. [Creating content of course] I am extremely looking forward to what is to come. 😀

So starting off on a good note I created a make-up tutorial in collaboration with CocooAndCurls. We decided to do a make-up look which included something green. Below is the video of what I put together, a make-up look which included a POP of green in the waterline. This went live on Sunday, so check out the video below & don’f forge to give it a thumbs-up. For Cocoo’s video just have a quick look in the description box!

Until next time…much love!

Sue-Jeen