Hello! So this is weird. For me, at least. But I want to introduce myself quickly before you emerge yourself into this blog. I’m Lieke, at the time of writing this, 23 years old. Born and raised in the Netherlands and writing has been my absolute favourite thing to do, ever since I found out it’s pretty easy to write your own stories. With this blog, I want to keep that love for writing alive. The last few years, I haven’t done much writing, because well, life. But now it’s my time to shine and keep on writing *singing it in Finding Nemo’s Dory’s voice*. You can find more about me on this page.
2018/2019 – Life With Lieke
In the latter half of 2018 and the first few months of 2019, I was semi-consistent with posting on this blog and on my YouTube channel. On the blog, I shared mostly my monthly goals and some other random posts. My videos were really focused on books. I think I had one video that was like a “day in my life” and the rest were all book hauls and reading vlogs. There was never really plan and I just posted whatever I felt like posting. It was nice to have a creative outlet, but I did not challenge myself to step out of my comfort zone.
Reasons to Quit
I had to shift all of my attention to my studies, halfway 2019. From September 2019 to March 2020, I was working 40+ hours (both regular job and internship) and then in the weekend, I was focusing on doing my regular schoolwork. If I would’ve “banned” myself from reading for pleasure and watching tv, I could have produced content, but yeah, I would never ban myself from that. And then there was also the reason that I just was not happy with the content I was producing. It was simple, I did not do any extra stuff to make content, I did whatever was convenient.
But I’m back! Due to the pandemic and some other personal reasons, I decided to quit my studies and focus on building up a side hustle with this and with writing fiction. I still have my regular job, but it’s really easy to combine with building up a side hustle, which will hopefully be a full-time job at one point.
My posting schedule will be a blogpost on every Monday and Wednesday and a new video on every Friday. Content will be focused around anything lifestyle; still the books and tv shows (anything entertainment basically), productivity & organisation and all the other personal development stuff.
The tagline of this blog is “designing our ultimate life”. This blog will kind of be my progress log of how I design my ultimate life. How I will get to the point where I feel like everything in my life is in the place I want it to be. I will share my successes and my failures, any tips & tricks that I think might benefit you too.
Hopefully this post cleared up why I am re-launching this blog & the youtube channel and what you can expect from me. I am really excited to bring you along on this journey and I hope you might find anything useful on my little corner of the internet.
Please let me know what you would like to see from me on this platform!