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Goodbye October, Hello November

As you may have noticed I have been a little absent throughout October here on the blog. October wasn’t a very good month for me. It started with me suffering from a terrible flu. When I finally recovered I just felt incredibly uninspired. I tried everything to regain my creativity and inspiration but it all turned out to be unsuccessful. I tried to work on new illustrations and designs which all seemed to turn out into a big disaster. So frustrating!

Every year I go through the same thing, when winter is coming and days turn darker I have trouble finding creativity and energy to do things. I feel tired at 5 pm when the last daylight is slowly fading. At 8 pm it feels like it’s 11 pm and all I can possibly think of is sleep. It annoys me so much and makes me feel really old. Last week I decided to give myself some free time to relax. I read a lot (Wildwood and Lena Dunham) and catched up on some series and movies. I went to bed early and took short naps in the afternoon. This week I’m slowly getting into my workflow again (yeah!)

I’m very glad to leave October behind me and put my focus on November. I can’t believe how fast the time goes, almost another year gone! Some good moments from October:

CappuccinoDrinking cappuccino’s outside at Anne & Max on a sunday afternoon in good company.new succulentWe got ourselves a new member of the succulent family.KukichaThere are a lot of new cute stores and cafe’s opening in Haarlem. This concept store called ‘Kukicha’ is the newest and cutest addition to the list.dahliahI bought myself some dahlias. Because when you’re feeling a little depressed flowers always make you feel better!Bikeportrait 2More than 1000 people are following me on Instagram so I decided to start a new hashtag: #dutchbikeportraits (go check it out!)AmsterdamAutumn was the best thing in October. Stunning colors and foggy canals in Amsterdam made my day!Cappuccino at Vinnies Deli Vinnies DeliVisited the new Vinnies Deli and fell in love with their upstairs interior.Amsterdam facadeHalloweenHalloween! Instead of going to a party we stayed home and held a Tim Burton Marathon with ‘Frankenweenie’, ‘Sleepy Hollow’ and ‘Beetlejuice’.