The Honest Hour #10 // My 21st Birthday!

Yesterday I turned 21 years old! Amidst all the craziness of graduation week – with all the parties, snacking, galas and practice walks – I celebrated my birthday. To commemorate this festive event on Almost Famous Writer, I looked back on the year since my last birthday and I listed exactly 21 highlights, including a lot of festivals, trips, press visits, finishing university and moving … Continue reading The Honest Hour #10 // My 21st Birthday!

Hello June! // Editorial

A new update a little later than usual, but it’s finally time for my favorite month of the year: June! It’s my birthday month, which makes me still as happy as when I was a little kid, and there’s an absolute ton of amazing things happening these upcoming few weeks. After months of careful and slightly obsessive preparing (color-coded lists and a glitter-sticker system were … Continue reading Hello June! // Editorial

The Honest Hour #9 // Happy Birthday Almost Famous Writer!

Happy birthday to… me? That’s right, Almost Famous Writer is celebrating its second birthday today! On May 13, 2015 I published my very first article on this teeny tiny corner of the Internet and today, two full years later, I’m still writing, editing, photographing and publishing. Back in 2015, I had nearly completed my first year of university, I had an office job and was … Continue reading The Honest Hour #9 // Happy Birthday Almost Famous Writer!

Moving Masters #2 // Visiting Open Houses

Once you have successfully plunged into the seemingly bottomless pit of dorms, rooms and apartments offered on rental websites, and graciously navigated your way through them, it’s time for the next step. The second installment of the Moving Masters series is all about that: visiting potential success stories. An apartment will always look different the pictures than it does it real life, so always make … Continue reading Moving Masters #2 // Visiting Open Houses

Hello May! // Editorial

Hello May! I’m both happy and nervous that you’ve finally arrived. Happy, because with every passing month I get closer to the most exciting things of the year: Summer, music festivals, graduation, my birthday, temperatures high enough to wear skirts with bare legs, moving in with Boyfriend, et cetera. But also quite nervous, because it also means I have so much still left to do. … Continue reading Hello May! // Editorial

Moving Masters #1 // The Beginning

If you’ve been keeping up to date with my latest stories (I redirect you to my latest editorial or Master Plan installment if you need a refresher or are in need of an interesting read), you know that I’ll be moving house this Summer! Boyfriend and I are moving in together in the big city of Rotterdam and this grand enterprise needs equally grand preparation. … Continue reading Moving Masters #1 // The Beginning

The Master Plan #3 // Changing Your Mind

Sometimes things change. You change your mind, you alter your direction, you make a different decision – and everything changes with it. The same happened when I changed my mind about my master program. As you might remember from previous The Master Plan installments, I decided already pretty early in my bachelor’s what master program I wanted to pursue. During my second year at UCR … Continue reading The Master Plan #3 // Changing Your Mind