Status Update

A Very Quick And Frustrated Status Update

Do you know that feeling when you have to say goodbye to something, or someone, yet you really don’t want to?

Last week, my beloved Acer with Windows 7 and a similar old version of everything Office-related, decided it was time for retirement. I know, it’s sad. But I have to admit that my poor old (and its even a grey one) laptop served me very well for nearly 9 (!) years. So I reckon it is justified that it has decided it no longer wants to run fast, load pages like it used to, be a little distracted now and then, making everything freeze up…

I felt a little… like a betrayer as I used my dear Acer to buy its own replacement, yet also a little excited, because everything new is good, right?


I just spent two whole days trying to get that stupid Windows 10 to work FOR me instead of AGAINST me and I swear it’s a conspiracy of Microsoft to drive innocent people like me crazy as fast as possible!

And then when I thought I had it figured out, my Outlook went all psycho on me, and with Windows 10 and Outlook ganging up on me together, it’s needless to say the battle took hours.

But I persevered (do I ever give up?). I broke down the total AAAAAARGHHHHHHHHH Windows 10 Start Up Menu, who kept changing back to default after I’d adjusted it (read: after I spent ages adjusting it, hoping I’d end up enjoying it after all). I also broke down Outlook’s barriers by channeling my inner nerd and with a little (read: A LOT of) aid from Google.

I think I am okay now. I think.

Not sure yet. But… I am no longer screaming and desperate to throw my new Acer out of the window. After two days of owning it.

Adjusting can be difficult. What would make transitions like these easier, are programs that actually work as promised!

Anyway, the real reason I wanted to write this post was to let you all know I am still alive, yet a little less active than normal. I am not only stuck in transition laptop-wise, but also writing-posts-wise and job-wise. Seems like things are picking up for my coaching business, which is good, but also takes a lot of time. And that leads to me wanting to make a new, less-stressful posting schedule. Which I’ll get to if freaking Windows 10 will just stop playing games with me.

So you see: everything is connected in life. “In a circle, in a hoop that never ends.”

For now, here is a lovely video to help calm your nerves (in case you are also at war with Windows 10 and/or Outlook):

Status Update

A Quick And Sh*tty Status Update

Okay, so here I was, with a notebook nearly scribbled full with ideas, colour codes, image sizes, all ready to be used on Heart to Follow to create new content, introduce new sections and – hopefully – improve interaction with all of you.

Sadly, Life came in between. As usual.

Like it ever does anything else, right? 😉

So here is the deal: my pet gerbil Darwin is sick. You ought to know by now I am a huge animal lover and when there is something wrong with my pets I get upset and am known to nearly drown in worries.

Darwin has diarrhoea and a pretty bad case of it, too. Diarrhoea can be fatal for rodents and gerbils are no exception! Last Friday, I took my beloved furr-ball to the vet and since he refused to poop on her examination table as I had secretly expected he would, the doctor had little to go on but my sad stories. So, she sent me home, telling me to keep an eye on Darwin’s bowel movements for the weekend and if it hadn’t improved by Monday to bring back some gerbil-stool for her.

My poor little Darwin ❤

Monday came and Darwin’s situation had not improved. Don’t get me wrong, he’s still as happy as ever, it’s just that his diarrhoea hadn’t changed a bit. So off I went with some stool samples, neatly delivering them at the vet’s office. She said she’d take a look and get back to me ASAP.

ASAP was too slow for my likings and thus I phoned the vet myself (I mean, today Darwin’s hit a seven day diarrhoea streak! He’s losing weight and I am losing hope he’ll get better). Her assistant couldn’t tell me a lot, but promised to call me back ASAP.


In this case, though, ASAP was less than five minutes later. Turns out my vet had not forgotten about Darwin or his condition, as I was afraid she might, and had actually put his stool sample aside for 24 hours, drenched in some chemical substance, to test it for parasites.

Which is some sort of relief, but at the same time I am not less worried. Diarrhoea means loss of fluids and less nutritious intake. I see Darwin eating and drinking, but I know it is not enough to cover his losses.

So I hope the vet will ring me tomorrow to say she’s figured out what’s wrong with him and that she has a medicine ready for him.

Until then, this heart is drenched in sorrow.

And my stomach is cluttered with chocolate to cope with all of it 😉

Hope you (and your pets) are all doing well!

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Autumn Update

As Fall is rolling in, I thought it was time for some major blog updates!

So please bear with me again until all changes have been implemented, and don’t forget to look forward to new content!

Happy Autumn, everyone! Isn’t it just the best season of all? 😉

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Alas! A New Beginning!

Phew! That was a lot of work, but I think I have everything covered now. Changed all the things that needed changing for my blog to look its best 🙂 Away with that hideous and annoying static page and hello again to the World!

For now, I still need to settle with a new writing-and-reading-rhythm. I don’t know about you, but I am getting a bit fed up with only posting videos (although, it is necessary to say, this one is just brilliant and is worth posting. And watching/hearing!). Having said that, I am too tired after a busy and exciting week to figure that out now.

So for now, I say enjoy the song! And hope to see you all back here soon, with me posting more content-y content 😉

Have a good weekend, everyone!


A Little Bit Of Everything (But Actually Nothing At All)

Me: “I feel like I am going mad!!”

Her: “That’s impossible.”

Me: “I know, right! This background works properly on my laptop, how come it’s not showing up here!?”

Her: “No, dear. What I meant is: you cannot possible go mad, as you are roaring mad already and have been so for ages.”


Me: “You might have a point.”

This random conversation will now be followed by a random screenshot I made when logging onto WordPress in order to fix my background issues (but I don’t feel like looking into that any more today, so… boohoo). It’s completely in Dutch, but seeing as it is Monday and I’ve just realised I’ve been roaring mad for ages, I’m not going to translate it. I think I’ll let the image and the 1 and the 0 speak for themselves:

If you haven’t figured it out: “jaar” means “year”. This roaring mad person, the one who thought it’d be a good idea to start up her own business and give her blog a makeover at the same time, managed to, subconsciously, recreate her beloved blog in her 10th year on WordPress.

10 years ago today, I created a WordPress account (that I actually started using like… 4 years ago). But still. You may congratulate me in the comments 😉

This about sums up my Monday: thinking I am going mad but finding out I’ve long crossed that bridge. So might as well lean back and enjoy it while it lasts.

Not so much for the following song; I woke up last night and needed a bathroom break, something I always hate because come on I want to sleep! And then it hit me! This song did. And it’s still in my head, goodness knows why.

Good luck replacing this one in your head with actual thoughts!

Have a good week everyone! Let’s all be a little mad this week, shall we? 🙂