This Month – December


Normally I write an end of year post in which I discuss the most important happenings in the world and on my blog. This year however, I have absolutely nothing to add to anything. We’re all in the same boat, or at least, we should be, and I don’t have any huge insights or uplifting messages to share. I’ve mostly been stuck at home since March, and am beyond done with the world at large in general and this pandemic in particular. I’m just hoping that they get their shit together here in The Netherlands regarding the vaccinations, so I can get one and get on with my  life.

I will however be going through my year by doing The Year Compas and will be looking forward to the next one with Unravel Your Year.

Read – Online

Therapists and Fans are Turning Against Instagram’s ‘Holistic Psychologist’ Dr. Nicole LePera. It’s very important to be active in the managing of your life and (mental) health, but self help/self empowerment should not start sprouting the same victim blamy toxic bullshit that The Law of Attraction/”The Secret” has been doing for years.

Not the Widow, Just the Ex-Wife. Beautifully written, very sad.

José Villarreal, Father of Manuel Villarreal, Father of Ursula Villarreal-Moura // Sulema Villarreal (née Treviño), Mother of Manuel Villarreal, Grandmother of Ursula Villarreal-Moura, short story by Ursula Villarreal-Moura.

Go Way Back short story by Kelsey Norris.

Listened to – Music

Alphabeat – Fascination

Henry Was – Between Lines (demo) How magical would it be if you could just write a song like this on a sleepless night? He did that.

Listened to – Podcasts

None in English

Watched – Films and Documentaries

Linda Ronstadt – The Sound of My Voice

A star is born, the Lady Gaga version. Speaking of being “Caught in a bad romance”.

Watched – TV and Youtube

starting a new sketchbook 🌱 / simple ideas for beginners 🌻

How To Embroider on a Photo

Billie Eilish: Same Interview, The Fourth Year | Vanity Fair

In the middle somewhat elevated Sylvie Guillem & Laurent Hilaire

Miscellaneous awesomeness

That was it for me in 2020, I hope you all have a good couple of weeks, and I’ll be back on 3 January 2021!