We Are Here. Again.

We Are Here. Again.

We planned on starting this post with a big declarative statement saying “and we’re back” however we’ve done that before and look how that turned out. So instead we will say

We Are Here”.

We may not be sure of where here is but we’re committed to figuring it out, slowly, cautiously and optimistically – with hopes of not getting so wrapped up in where we want this to go that we forget to enjoy the journey along the way.

When we threw up our hands in exasperation at the end of last summer, we had both gotten to a point where we felt like the blog was taking over our lives. If we weren’t promoting it, coming up with new ways to make a few cents, or forcing ourselves to write about things we weren’t even sure we wanted to write about we felt like we were failing.

Failing to be good at blogging, failing to turn it into something viable, failing each other and failing ourselves.

What started out as a love of writing and a way to keep in touch over the Atlantic Ocean quickly turned into something so big and important that it felt suffocating. It seemed like a better idea to take a break rather than continue resenting our little project we had started together for fun. 

So now, almost nine months since our last post here and with a little more wisdom and patience (ha), we’re doing our best to start slow and carve out a space for ourselves to keep dreaming. Thank you for joining us again…

 

Simplify Your Life -Cleaning up your inbox

Simplify Your Life -Cleaning up your inbox

We are bombarded with emails constantly in this day and age, and expected to get back to work or personal emails at a moment’s notice (which is a whole other issue). Emails quickly build up and we become overwhelmed trying to sift through them. Inboxes get so crowded we can no longer find the important emails. Instead of pulling out your hair, it’s time to take action and clean up your inbox. 

Monday’s Mouthful – Easy Baked Sweet Potato Fries!

Monday’s Mouthful – Easy Baked Sweet Potato Fries!

Annnnnd we’re back – with sweet potato fries! As you may have heard (read?) I am without internet in France at the moment with no clear idea as to when that will be remedied (yay for pre-scheduling posts). This resulted in a short break to regroup after last month’s blogging challenge. It was great to remind ourselves that we can do anything as long as we set aside the time to make it a priority.

The Most Perfect Saturday in Paris!

The Most Perfect Saturday in Paris!

It is Sunday night and I am trying to get myself ready for my review week at school before my exam. The problem is my brain is still on a high from such a perfect Saturday in Paris! I usually head back to Belgium after school on Friday’s however this week the trains weren’t running as usual. Instead of going home, C drove here on Friday afternoon to spend the weekend in France and Saturday in Paris.

Late at night and searching for inspiration…

Late at night and searching for inspiration…

July is quickly coming to a close. It’s late at night, on a long weekend. I’ve left my blog post to the end of the day again. You think I would have learned my lesson by now. After a whole month of writing everyday I should know better. I am tempted to slam my computer closed and call it a night. But this is my last blog post of our July Blogging Challenge.

A Beginner’s Guide to Running!

A Beginner’s Guide to Running!

Finally made it to week 8 of my running program! I have started the same program at least 3 times now and have never made it this far. Typically as soon as I miss one running session I give up on the whole thing entirely. NOT THIS TIME! As a beginner runner myself I thought I would share some of my tips of how to get started and stick with a new fitness endeavour!

Blogging vs Pokémon Go

Blogging vs Pokémon Go

The latest craze -Pokémon Go! I resisted downloading it for the first week but when I got home from a work trip my boyfriend had recently downloaded it and was waiting for me to go on a Pokémon walk. 

The Best Things About Summer!

The Best Things About Summer!

It’s almost the end of July (and our July Blogging Challenge). So far we’ve worked hard to post everyday but yesterday, for the first time I missed a day of posting. Instead of writing, after school I took off into Paris with some friends and we spent a lovely evening eating and drinking (and dancing) in a park. It was a perfect summer night that inspired this list of all of the best things about summer!

Tracie and Joce

Two friends sharing a cup of tea, over skype, and blogging about life! With honesty, sarcasm and a dash of humour -sharing the good, the bad and the yummy!
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