Status Update

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? 🙂

Status Update

Let’s Talk About The Bear In The Room…

Okay, so I didn’t have a good photo of an elephant… But still. You get the message 😉

Last Thursday, Dictionary Dutch was name-changed into Heart to Follow. This name was mentioned by a good friend, Micah LeLann (link opens in new window), and because I am a sucker for good puns and saw the humour in this one, I instantly fell in love with my blog’s new title.

I hope you will, too.

I am working on changing this blog’s appearance so it’ll match my new ideas and thoughts for content, but it’s a lot of work, so please (here it comes) bear with me.

See, the bear image has value 😉

If, while browsing my blog, you find any broken links or images you are free to let me know about them in the comments. And since it’s Monday, I’ll splash you all with an iconic song that’s so bad but yet so catchy, it’s never going to leave your brain again!

I wish you all a happy Pentecost, a great week and the best of luck with trying to get this gem out of your head 😉


Status Update

Status Update

Have I been busy! I’d nearly forgotten how stressful almost-graduating is! So much to finish up on before February the 10th.

And then I know I won’t even be getting my diploma, not until about April or so, because I am behind with ONE trial client. One!

Go figure.

But, I have made peace with it: I will just take a little bit more time to round things up. And that’s fine by me.

Meanwhile, I’ve come up with several new goals for 2018 (I reached every single one of my 2017 goals, despite the crappiness of that year! Go me!) and have made a good start with several of them.

I’ve also had some major pet-stress: I started with two gerbils, then one of them died. Then I got the remaining one a new friend, as gerbils are not supposed to be kept alone. At first things went well, then the new one started attacking the old one because there’s probably something wrong with him; he keeps tilting his head to one side and the vet says it could be anything: a chronic ear ache, a seizure, maybe even a growing tumour. So I kept them apart from each other for a while, then tried to re-couple them.

Then that didn’t work. Plus it also nearly killed the older one from stress. Not good.

Then I had to get a NEW new gerbil for the younger one, to be matched with. That, eventually, worked out (*knocks on wood*).

I am just tired of all this gerbil drama! So little, so cute, so fuzzy… And so difficult! :p

As for the rest: stress always makes my mind linger to bad past experiences and moments that made me sad. 2017, unfortunately, was filled with those kind of moments. But I refuse to let them overwhelm my brains even more than they have already done.

So to round this short status update up on a positive note (and I wrote this merely to show you all I am still alive): here is a Light a Candle picture, to celebrate all the good people I love and miss and who keep popping into my head lately. C, I, J: this one’s for you! And also for Loki, my sweetest crazy furball whose passing started all my pet-drama, but whom I love still.

❤ to you all!

Who do you honour by lighting this candle?
Status Update

Earworm of the Week

Hey everyone. I am sorry to say I have to take a break from blogging. As you’ve all noticed I haven’t been very active lately anyway, partly due to physical problems (stupid chickenpox!). A new problem has risen and is giving me tons of stress, namely that I won’t make my course’s deadline regarding my trial clients. And that means no diploma.

I need all my time right now to try and fix this as best I can, and handling the stress while at it. With so much having gone wrong this year, this feels like just another final straw to break my poor camel’s back, so to speak.

Anyway, I have to find some peace of mind and figure out what I want to do and how. Or maybe just sit out this crappy ride that’s called 2017. I don’t know. All I know is this song perfectly portrays the mood I am currently in.

Hope to see you sooner than I can imagine!