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How college works in the Netherlands

In the Netherlands there are 3 levels of collage: mbo, hbo and wo. Wo is the highest. Your level at high school determined what level in college you can take. 334 more words


Going home for the weekend

I will be going home for the weekend every other week to see my family, friends and boyfriend. On Friday I will pack and leave and I will return on sunday evening. 131 more words


Be like a Kit Kat (no, don't snap in half): take a break!

I’m baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack.

I’ve been on a wee hiatus. Without realising that that’s what I was doing. And fuck, I’m so glad for it.

The break from blogging has given me opportunity to evaluate a few things, namely: do I want to continue blogging (yes!); what are my reasons to keep blogging (to share my experiences as  a single, 40- something, independent woman who enjoys living alone; to build a writing portfolio). 1,033 more words


Socialization does not necessarily mean friendships, but it is a start

08/21/2014,  I have learned that there is a huge difference between socializing and friendships.  In trying to build a Happy Life for myself, I realize that I need friends…real friends who care and who I care about.  321 more words

Losing Sleep to Webcamming the Night Before my Master's Program Orientation

“I love myself”, I said out loud.

I had just set my alarm to wake up for my masters program orientation the next morning and realized, at 2:30 AM, that I was only going to get 7 hours of sleep.

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Three months, 30 pounds, and a blog.

So, I’ve been living on my own for a little over three months now…and let me tell you, I think I’ve grown more in this short time than I have in the last… 853 more words


The best thing about living alone

In the bleak desert that is this short break from Best Things, a guest blog approaches from frequent guest blogger, Hazel…

I’ll admit, it sounds like the start of a potential tragic best thing today. 654 more words