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Zero waste – update en tips

Ik heb het al vaker over Zero Waste gehad. Ik schreef eerder wat concrete plannen op voor wat ik op korte termijn wilde veranderen (hier) en een wat algemener artikel over simpele zero-waste swaps (hier). In de loop van der tijd kan ik dan ook zeker zeggen dat ik veel veranderd heb. Ik denk dat ik nu veilig kan zeggen dat ik geen beginner meer ben. Maar echt een zero-waster ben ik zeker ook nog niet. In deze post vertel ik wat er goed gaat en geef ik tips om zelf ook minder afval te creëren !

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Mexico

Mexico, oh what a wonderful time did you give me this summer. You always seem to know how to make me fall in love with a place over and over again.

Since my mom is Mexican, Mexico is more than a summer destination for me. Not only do I want to discover the secrets and diversity of Mexico itself, I also get a chance to see my family again. To see what they’ve been up to and to meet new additions to the family. The sweetest little girl who is already more than a year old made me smile the brightest. She is a very special kid, and seeing here for the first time was amazing. All the photos and videos I had seen of my niece weren’t able to transfer her happy energy that she gives of the second she talks to you. How her little hand fits into yours. When you lift her up and she giggles. Men, she is adorable.

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Some nice things | List

Since I don’t have the inspiration to write about anything, I want to simply share some things. I will refer to posts, and most will be quite old. But still lovely as always <3

Recipes I tried and loved

Broccoli soup

I found this recipe trough pinterest, and since I have made it so many times. I never knew that lemon tasted so good with broccoli. Also by putting the broccoli in the oven, it gets a super flavor. The ginger I left out, since neither I nor my dad likes it, sorry mom. The toppings are optional, and I leave them out if I don’t have the ingredients at hand. Seriously guys, you HAVE to try this!

Broccoli Soup with Ginger and Lemon

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Get out of that comfort zone!

They say that life begins outside of your comfort zone. I’m not sure if it’s the full truth but it makes your life way more interesting and adventurous. It helps to grow and to experience new things that you would never have imagined you could.

Honestly, it’s like a boost in your self-esteem as well. Not so long ago I shared some new goals I wanted to work on. Not knowing that I would start so soon in realizing those goals. Last week I went to the blood bank. I get anxious from hospitals and blood. Donating half a liter scares the shit out of me. But okay, everyone told me it would be okay, it’s just the test so you only need to donate a little (4 tubes). So I brought my sister as my (mental)support and before I knew it I was in a room where a lady poked my finger and checked my pulse. Luckily, she just went for it and poked me, before I had the chance to think about it. Good news was that I could get my blood tested, bad news, I had low iron in my blood, so before being able to donate half a liter, I need to get my iron high enough. Next step, enter a room where people are donating blood as if it is just a regular thing to do. Seeing the people with their bag of blood and tubes filled with blood made me feel quite unpleasant.

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