Monday, 18 December 2017

Can I Go Back To Croatia, Please?!

This summer my little sister and I decided not to go on holiday with my parents. We wanted to go together to Croatia. But I never really looked at the photo's we made and finally I decided to take a decent look at the photo’s. And I can tell you, we miss the beauty of that country! Take a look yourself:

We also went on a day trip to Rovinj. A beautiful little village we reached by boat. This day I didn't take many pictures. So these are the best ones I had.

One of the very few free evenings we had, I spent watching and trying to photograph the sunset in Tar. The place we stayed at. I think the result is very pretty!
Sunset in Tar
We also went on a boat for dolphin spotting! And we saw a few!
Under the sun are 3 dolphins. sadly I'm not the best photographer so I couldn't get a better shot

We also went a lot of times to Porec for evenings going out and drinking cocktails in an amazing bar called the General Lounge. If you ever go to Porec, go to that bar, the cocktails are amazing and the view on the bay that the lounge has is beautiful.

Here are some random photo's of the sea, me and my sister together at the Plitvice Lakes and visiting Venice!

Can we please go back and enjoy the sun and the beautiful nature?! We both miss it so much..

Xx Rianne
Friday, 8 December 2017

Movie Review: Wonder

‘Be kind, because everybody fights their own battles’

Wonder. The moment I saw this trailer I was sold. I had to go and see this movie. And I wasn’t disappointed. The story is about a young boy Auggie (August Pullman) who is born with a very rare condition which makes him look different than all the other kids. His mom home-schooled him but at some point she thinks it’s time for him to go to a regular school. We follow him through his school year. And the most wonderful thing about this movie is, that we don’t only follow him. The movie is parted in chapters, which all revolve around Auggie but with a different point of view.
We also see Via’s point of view who is his sister, we see Via’s best friend and Auggie’s first friend point of view.

The movie shows us how we are biased when we see someone’s behaviour or face. For example: we see the bully, and all the time we wonder why he is such an asshole to poor Auggie. But then we see his parents, and the puzzle pieces come together. Just like Via’s best friend. Why ded she suddenly stopped talking to Via who is her best friend?

By seeing their point of view we see their pain and battles in their own life. First we only saw Auggie and cried with him and got angry at the world. But then we see other people’s life and your opinion changes.

Just like one of the last lines of the movie: ‘Be kind, because everybody fights their own battles’

Also I should not forget the main actors: Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, Izabela Vidovic and Julia Roberts.
They deserve an A+ for their work. And the other kids in this movie too. It’s not cringy seeing them saying their lines. It so believable when they're being mean or being kind. I was sitting with a huge smile on my face when they smiled, when jokes were made and only just a second later I was crying with them or shocked. This movie is so well done that I told my friend that if my sisters or mom wants to go and see this movie that I’ll go with them. I would love to see this movie again!

And the best thing about this movie is, that it’s understandable for kids AND adults. The lesson about this is that we shouldn’t judge anyone. Not by their looks or behaviour. Everybody has their own story. It’s a movie rated 6+. So if you’re a mother or father, you can take your kid too. It’s a wonderful movie with some really good life lessons in it for old and young.

Xx Rianne
Monday, 4 December 2017

Life Update: Struggling With Social Anxiety & Depression

I'm back. It took me months, but I'm back. And I want to explain to you why I suddenly disapeared and barely blogged since March.

It happened at the end of April when I broke. I had been pretending I was okay for way too long (I certainly wasn't okay.) I didn't know how 'okay' felt anymore. I constantly felt tired and confused and I was negative about myself and just felt lost. I barely got excited for things. I never did things with fun. I felt like a robot. And so, after my mom advised me when I finally told her how I felt, I went to see a doctor. And after seeing the doctor and going to a therapist it turned out that I was on the edge of a depression and had social anxiety.

So I decided (with help from my therapist of course) to literally stand still. I finished my internship and school projects last semester and focused on recovering. And now after more than a half year I decided that I'm going to pick up things that I really like to do. Because doing nothing isn't who I am.

I'm always doing something. And one of those 'somethings' is blogging. So I took time to plan stuff and to make a little schedule and I thought that I'll start posting when I felt like was the good time. And I think the time is right now. I'm finally feeling better and picking up (school)life again. Therapy is over and the therapist said I was strong enough to battle the world on my own strength again!!

I really want you to understand that I'm still going through rough times. I can't promise blogposts every Monday even though I made a schedule and have lots of new ideas. Writersblocks are lurking everywhere. As soon as I feel a little bit 'off'' I'm in this downwards spiral of unhappiness. And everything I do sucks in my opinion and that makes me feel bad. And then I do nothing just so I feel less like a failure. Which means no blogpost, no schoolwork, no life, no going out. Which also doesn't make me feel better of course... But I'm doing much better now only I still have those bad days but I have them less and less often!

Photo from Pinterest >
I've decided to post this blogpost because I have a period in which I feel really good. But I still have ups and downs. I hope that this blog can be my happy place again. And that I can slowly keep up with blogging and my life. I will try to post every monday but I have to put as less pressure as possible on myself, because I freak out very easily when I promise something and can't make it true... So that you know, I'm back but I'm still batteling with weird feelings.

We'll see what's going to happen. I just thought I had to let you know.
This blogpost went up this earlier this year but I took it ofline because I underrestimated my situation. It took me way longer to get better than I expected.(So this is the edited version)

So... I think I'm back on track and I love you all and hope you’re doing much better than I do. And if not, you must know that it's okay to feel different than happy because lots of people do feel like that and do have struggles. And if you feel like you need someone to talk to, you can talk to me by email and know that you can talk to your doctor, a person at school, your parents, friends or anonymous on special websites. Just google and you'll find a website in your own language that can help you professionally with your problem.
Don't be like me and hide these feelings from the world. It's not helping, I can tell you... Talking is the best option! Because there is help out there and you can get better!

Ps: I’m a little bit sorry that I didn't tell you this before and that I just stayed quiet. But it's just that I’m comfortable saying this now. I hope you understand.

Love you lots!

Xx Rianne