Still far away, but it’s getting closer and closer. I’m so excited but unfortunately I have to wait just a bit longer to get everything sorted out. The process of requesting my visa is a really long one, it takes a bit of patience but it’s all going to turn out just fine.
Lately I’ve read through some magazines, I did some browsing online and made a few plans together with the fiance and the best part is I see him getting more interested in the wedding. He’s suggested a theme, looking for a suit and we’re more often discussing wedding-related things.
Last week I finally did my first official “wedding” purchase! We’re slowly collecting and purchasing all the bits and pieces for our special day. I can’t do too much at the moment because it is still so early and we don’t have a specific date in mind yet but we’re trying to plan whatever we can, for now it’s waiting for good news.
London was a crazy few days but I enjoyed myself to the fullest. It was only a few short days but it was a new adventure all on its own. Now I’ve been to London before, but this would be my first time going there by myself to meet up with my friends.
I left on Monday morning, went to the airport and took an early flight to London. I was a little nervous but I love that airport feeling. Usually I make really long flights so this flight was a piece of cake. I had a little nap and woke up refreshed when we landed. I then took the train to the center of London and waited for my friends while I wandered around the station, had a latte and bought some magazines.
My friends picked me up at the train station later and took me into town. We did some shopping, had some good food and laughs. London was amazing and I really want to go back sometime. The last day was mostly relaxing and a bit of shopping. For my travel outfit I pretty much go for comfy, so I always pair up with a fluffy big scarf. This time wearing my Adidas x Rita Ora hoodie, a pair of shorts, tights and a pair of comfy free runs. I can’t wait to pack my bags and go traveling again.
London was insane to say the least. Traveling to London on my own was completely new to me, but seeing as I love to travel (even though sometimes I’m a bit scared to get lost) I was super excited. I met up with my friends, Dani, Daisy and Nieke in London and it was great!
The next day was waking up early, and I’m talking really early. At 4:30AM We were up and getting ready to go to the Avengers: Age of Ultron premiere. The ladies got dressed up in their cosplays and I got to borrow Nieke’s Natasha Romanoff costume for the day (Thanks so much again!). This being my first premiere experience I had no idea what to expect but it was crazy. The first few hours were basically waiting out in the cold but after that we got to relax and wait at our spots at the place of the premiere.
Once the premiere started all hell broke loose. I was super excited to see the cast and if lucky receive an autograph. We cheered, we jumped, we got pushed, it was absolutely mental. Though for me all I really wanted to see was Chris Evans. Without a lot of words, I didn’t really get to see him up close and basically just burst out into tears. I know, pathetic. However I did see a lot of others from the cast and it was really special to see them from up close and in real life.
I was heart broken about the Chris Evans thing, but my friends really tried to cheer me up. Daisy kindly offered me the autographs she had received at the premiere, including Chris Evans’ autograph. I will forever be so grateful to her! Needless to say I started crying again and received so much love and hugs from my friends. Of course I didn’t let it ruin my day, and we ended the night with some chit chatting and a little bit of McDonald’s at the hostel.
Overall I had a really fun (first) premiere. Though it was chaos and super tiring I really had an amazing time with the girls, thank you for making it a special day. Also, for any of you who are interested in seeing me brush my teeth and taking selfies, you can watch the vlog over at Food and Cosplay.
My last few weeks have been total chaos, work on and off and preparing for the boyfriend’s visit. As most of you know I’m in a long distance relationship and I usually travel to the States to see my boyfriend, this time it was going to be a little different. Five years ago I met him for the very first time IRL when he visited me and after all this time he was going to come over again for a short visit in the Netherlands. We had a few things planned including Dutch Comic Con the first weekend and a few city trips the next week. DCC was definitely a fun convention, and it ended in a very special way.
If the picture and the intro of this post didn’t give it away yet. We got engaged ♡ It was a very special moment that I’m glad I got to share with a few of my close friends. We’ve talked about our future in the past, discussed marriage and all of that, and even though I knew this was going to happen sometime in the near future I hadn’t expected him to ask me so early during his visit here. I was surprised, of course super happy but also very grateful he took into consideration to ask me with a few of my close friends present. Obviously I cried a lot of happy tears and received lots of love from everyone who congratulated us. Without any fancy words, I just feel so, so, blessed.
Now comes planning the wedding and all the other fun stuff, I’m really excited and definitely looking forward to our new adventure.
We’re almost one month into the new year, but I’m still super excited to set a few goals for myself. Since December I’ve been working hard to go to the gym at least once a week and getting a bit in shape. Not necessarily trying to lose weight, but just trying to be a little more healthy and a little less lazy.
To motivate myself I promised myself a present once I complete my first goal. I set a goal of doing a minimal of three workouts a week, for the whole month of February. I am super stoked to start working hard, eat healthier and drink a lot more water. To help myself a little with keeping track of the progress, I created these cute printable square workout plans for each month.
Each square has the amount of weeks for that month (horizontal), and three boxes for each week (vertical). The first square has a list of activities and mini workouts I can do, each activity highlighted with a different color. Once I completed a workout I will color one of the boxes for that week with the highlight of the activity that I completed. To keep everything nice and organised I got a small notebook and pasted all of the squares in it, this way I can always look back at my progress and mix and match my workouts so I won’t be doing the same activities over and over again.
I love getting myself excited with cute little printables like this, let me know in the comments if any of you guys would like this workout plan as a free printable!