Teacher by day, blogger by night. That seems to be my regular mojo. I’m a busy bee and that sometimes has people wonder how I do it. Because next to a 4 day job as a teacher and daily blogs, I also try to workout at least 3 – 5 times a week, try to cook as many meals as I can and I have a social life. If you’re curious how I manage, then read on.
How to be productive
The last What I’ve been up to went live on January 6th, which means it’s about time to give you a new overview of some of the things I did these past few months. If you like to stay more up to date with what I’m doing, then Instagram is the place to follow me. Check out @indiequeen84!
What I’ve been up to #7
Not one but TWO lovely ladies awarded me with the Blogger Recognition Award in recent weeks, which means I have to do a post on this. I always appreciate it if people enjoy reading my blog and so I’m all for spreading that love.
Blogger recognition award
In all these years that I’ve been blogging, in English, I not once explained how I got here. Because English is not my native language. I grew up speaking Dutch and didn’t properly start learning English until I went to secondary school. Since I ended up making my career out of it and my language skills are hence an integral part of my life, I thought it might be fun to tell you a bit more about how I did it.
How did you learn another language?
I have asthma. That’s a fact I have only known for about 2 years or so. There had been some suspicion for a while, but results had never been conclusive. My asthma mostly plays up whenever I strain myself: exercise, walking up stairs, heavy lifting. But I am quite the workout lover and so I thought I’d take this opportunity to tell you about how I work out despite my lungs not always cooperating.
Working out with asthma
Anyone who knows me, knows I love my tea. Sure I like a cup of joe ever so often, especially now that we have a proper barista style espresso machine at work, but I’m a tea girl at heart. Which means I’ve tried many different teas, from chocolate to matcha, and from Lapsang to gunpowder green, with only a few making it into my top 10. Apart from teas, however, I also have a few favorite accessories to use when drinking those teas. Today I’m showing you my favorite tea mugs!
My favorite tea mugs
The last time I did a What I’ve Been Up To? September last year. That’s right, it’s been over 4 months since I last gave you an overview of what has been going on in my life. The reason is very simple: I’ve been busy, crazy busy. I don’t share much of what I’m up to online, but I spent every weekend and all my days off doing something, be it work, be it social, be it blogging. Especially the lead up to Christmas was insane and I was glad to start my vacation. That vacation is now almost over, meaning I’m about to return to the real world. Here’s what the latter quarter of 2016 looked like for me.
Curious to see what I’ve been up to all these months? Then keep on reading.
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