This one goes out to all of my friends who are in a relationship, engaged, or married. Don’t stop dating. As all of you probably know, Ryan and I are engaged and we are getting married in October. You probably also know that planning a wedding is stressful…but oh man, it is so stressful. I … More Don’t Stop Dating
Many of the people I follow on social media have been posting about how 2018 is going to be the year of self-love. And it’s got me thinking… thinking about self-love… and what it truly means to love yourself. Every single aspect of yourself. Accepting yourself for 100% who you are; the good, the bad, … More 2018: The Year Of Self-Love
2017. What a year it has been. I started the year off in Florida. My parents surprised my brother and I with tickets to the Outback Bowl in Tampa Bay, Florida, so that’s how we rang in the new year. A few days later, I left for three months in Spain and embarked on the … More Cheers to 2017
Who knew that reverse culture shock could still hit almost 5 months after returning to the USA.. (Holy cow..it’s been 5 months already???) Most of you know that I’ve begun my final year of college. It has been nothing short of a blast so far, but also feels like the equivalent to a literal slap … More Dubuque, I love you.
There is a reason I choose to live my life behind the lens of a camera. Photos are how I relive some of the best moments of my life. Anybody who knows me knows that I am constantly taking pictures of something, whether it be my dog, my coffee, my food, my friends, my family, … More Living My Life Through A Lens
How to say no without feeling bad about it. After being approached by many, many, MANY street performers, vendors, and gypsies, I have learned to say no and to not feel bad about it. No, I do not want your cheap souvenir. No, I do not want your magical basil that you think I so … More Things Europe Taught Me:
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Every family has its own culture. Some families take their genetic origins more seriously than others. (*Cough cough*… insert hand-raising emoji here!) After growing up in a Dutch family, marrying into an obviously Dutch family (hence, “Vande Vegte”), and moving from one intensely Dutch part of Iowa to another, I…