Sunday, 9 July 2017

Current Life Update: Youtube, Moving, Summer & Blog Updates ☆

Hello, fellow beings! It's been a hot minute since I last blogged but I'm back! Today's yet another current life update, so be prepared for a little bit of a ramble. These past two weeks have been the busiest of all so far this year; June has definitely been the most stressful month for me as I was busy studying for my final exams and moved to a new place. Believe me when I say everything is all over the place, because it literally is. I've been running up and down from apartment to apartment moving items; luckily I have friends and their parents who are super supportive given I live away from home in another country - so all the help I can get is always wonderful! I am getting ahead of myself, though, so lets back it up a bit as I fill you in on some of the details of what's been happening. 

Moving Houses...Again?
I know what you're thinking - didn't you just move into an apartment? Well no, not exactly. Though that was a year ago, things didn't exactly work out due to a lot of issues with our landlord and the apartment being a little far from our university. So, my roommate and I packed our suitcases and our belongings into a moving truck and moved into separate apartments. The place where I stay is cosy, to say the least. It's smaller in size but much more convenient as it's closer to the station, my university and many of my friends. I'm currently busy redecorating my room and changing stuff in it as I want to make it more coherent in colour and a little place that I can call home as I'll be living here for a while (hopefully). I find that just changing things to suit who I am and reflect what my interests are are main priority for my room right now. When I'm more comfortable with it, I'll do more room-related posts such as some room decor, makeup collection etc.


Summer 
Summer break has finally started - thank God. I'm so glad this school year has finally come to an end and I cannot wait for year two. This year was the first time exams were actually stressful for me, just because there was so much pressure to do well. In any case, my summer's been good so far. A few days ago my friend Raisa and I went thrift shopping - it's something I've been trying to do more of as it's a great way to reuse and recycle. I tend to buy secondhand t-shirts, books and art pieces.

Lunch after thrift shopping at Kringloop Tilburg and La Poubelle!
Just because I know some people are thinking it -  thrift shopping is by no means disgusting or unhygienic! I reassure you most stuff is donated by people who have outgrown them. Thrift stores take good care of items they receive; anything that's badly broken, or stained is not accepted. I usually wash any cool t-shirts I find before wearing them and they're truly as good as new. Books are much cheaper than you'd find in store and art pieces are great to buy as they're truly one of a kind! My thrift store adventures will be a different blog post, though!
Reunited with high school friends!

Aside from moving and thrifting, I've recently turned twenty! I celebrated my twentieth birthday at one of my favourite café's in town called Lunchcafé Nieuwland, which I previously blogged about here. This time, I invited a few more friends to celebrate my 20th birthday with me for yet another high tea.  

Lunchcafé Nieuwland, Netherlands
Some lovely gifts & cards I received
I'll be heading home to South Africa on Wednesday and I can't wait to return. I don't have much planned for when I go home, but this time I've promised I'll actually vlog it properly. I know, I know, I say this often but I actually bought myself a snazzy little vlogging camera so this time it's the real deal - pinky promise! As usual I'll be seeing my family members and reuniting with friends. I'm not doing clothing hauls anymore from South Africa anymore because, aside from ethical reasons, I barely  use most of what I buy and it just clutters my closet. Instead, I'll take you along with me to my favourite places (you bet you'll catch a glimpse of Kalk Bay), you'll meet some of my family members and childhood friends and see what I like to get up to in my free time. I'm super excited as this is something I've been planning for a while and I can't wait to share it with you!

Cape Town, South Africa

Other blog updates include having a few more people on board - I can't wait to introduce the wonderful people who will be writing on my blog! There will also be a change in schedule. From now on I'll be posting on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. My posts will vary in cruelty-free beauty posts, sustainable fashion, travel and videos that I'll be posting on...

 
YOUTUBE



That's right - I've finally decided to start it. Sure, I've posted videos on Youtube before but as most of you who keep up with me probably know, I'm not consistent in updating. I hope to change that as I do have a lot to share, say and show in hopes of voicing my opinion on topics that matter to many other people. Youtube will be my platform to share aspects of my life with my readers, excerpts from my journal, zero waste tips, beauty reviews, rants, my plant-based journey and loads more. 


That's what's been going on in my life, so far. I hope you're all well and healthy - thanks for taking the time to read this and for sticking around. 

Love always, 

Miah 

6 comments:

  1. Summer is a great time to recharge and just take things easy. I love your post and photos lovely. I hope your having a great weekend. I'm actually going to be starting a bit of YouTube myself as well. Happy to check out your channel :-) http://www.bauchlefashion.com

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    1. Hey Heather, thanks so much for this lovely comment! I hope to see your videos soon, too!

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  2. So happy for you😍 hope everything will be okay with the new apartment plus can wait to watch your YT videos💟

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  3. Oh, glad you have found a cosy apartment to move into! Hope you enjoy your summer break! Ill be waiting for your yt videos! :) And hey, belated happy birthday!

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