What does Wanderlust mean to you? I was thinking about this today, and I will tell you what it means to me. Wanderlust to me is never letting go of that childlike curiosity. To travel somewhere, and being completely open to whatever that adventure is going to teach me. Then I will take that new... Continue Reading →


Seconds ● POEM

It's enough to start something I like you Enough to define something I love you Enough to end something It's over Enough to close the gap I miss you Enough to increase the distance I let you go ☼ ©Christina de Vries

Dutch Has Taken Over!

Well, since I wrote the post about learning Dutch, I guess I could say that it has become somewhat of an obsession. My home has been taken over by Dutch words and phrases. Just to get these words into my everyday life, I have posted the words on lots of my everyday items. I even... Continue Reading →


Shedding Layers ● POEM

Like the unbecoming of a pearl With every drop of salt  She shed another layer Of what had been But every new smile was a promise of what Was yet to come ☼ ©Christina de Vries


It Feels Good

Whenever I feel a little down or out of sorts, I struggle to find the motivation to workout. I know that I'm not alone in this, and for the last few months, my mood has been very up and down, so I fell out of my good routines. Now I'm finally starting to get back... Continue Reading →


Goodbye, Hello

I've written about this before; about how I tend to have to say goodbye to a lot of people. I am a wanderer, and I believe that because of my wanderlust I tend to attract other people who love to travel and explore too. I love that, but the downside to it is that my... Continue Reading →


The Rejection Letter

Last year I sent a short story to a publisher, applying for their short story collection for debut authors. It was a long wait of many months before the dreaded rejection letter (or rather rejection e-mail) arrived in my inbox a little over a week ago. They did get over 400 stories in and there's... Continue Reading →


Change of Scenery

It's been way too long since I've had the time to sit down somewhere, outside of my own home to do some creative writing. So to finally have a weekend where I don't have much planned, and also was able to get out of the house at a reasonable time, feels amazing! And one of... Continue Reading →


Magical Mornings ● POEM

There are mornings that are different They feel like magic  In the way that they resemble No other mornings  In the way that the coffee Tastes a little bit more But mostly in the way that they feel Like the beginning  Of something new ☼ ©Christina de Vries  


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