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Welcome Back to the Blog: Where I have been, Where I am now and What I have learned.

Bom Dia (Good Morning) to my dear subscribers and new readers! It's been a while since we've connected, and I'd like to take this opportunity to apologize for my absence and introduce you to a fresh new blog and a new version of myself as a writer. As I relaunch the Gorgeous and Global blog with new and improved content themes, I aim to provide you with even more inspiring and personal content every week. I can't wait to share with you what I've been up to, where I am now, and what you can expect from me shortly. Thank you for being a part of this journey with me as we strive to evolve into the most beautiful and worldly versions of ourselves.

Where we left off….

The past few months have been a whirlwind for me as I've picked up and moved from the Netherlands to Germany, to the United States, and finally to Portugal. I have finally found a home and have settled in Lisbon to pursue my master's degree. While this might all sound like a hectic new beginning, I have found a new home in Lisbon surrounded by sunshine, a beautiful coastline, a vibrant city, emphatic friendships, learning, growth and genuine love. While the past months have been a new adventure, it has all been fantastic. It has presented an opportunity to redefine myself once again and acknowledge the path of growth and self-discovery I am on.

If there are some things I have discovered to share with you as advice, I offer the following:

  1. Take a risk. It may lead you to something great you never imagined, for trying new things opens doors to new possibilities. Get outside your comfort zone!

  2. Stay open to growth. You never know how much you can achieve until you try. Continuing from the prior statement, it is imperative to approach novel experiences without hesitation and cultivate an unwavering belief in one's capacity to acquire knowledge and develop oneself. Having a 'growth mindset' fosters personal growth on all levels.

  3. Prioritize yourself. Don't forget to do things for yourself, you are your priority, and your happiness is just as important as others. Let self-care and self-love guide you in your life.

  4. Stay kind. Kindness is a superpower that can change the world, one person at a time. Always be kind. You never know what people might be dealing with; kindness can make someone's day.

  5. Focus on your goals. Lastly, stay focused on your goals, remain attuned to the present, and embrace the unfolding of experiences shaping your path. Pursuing your goals should not be viewed as a means to an end but rather as an opportunity for personal growth and discovery.

As time has passed, I have gained profound insights into life, myself, and others. I have encountered challenging situations that have brought discomfort and uncertainty, causing me to lose sight of my passions. However, with spring in full swing and summer on the horizon, I've reignited my spark for life and have been dedicating more time to my passion for writing on this blog. Through my writing, I aim to share with you the valuable lessons, advice, and discoveries I've gained along the way, hoping to positively impact your life and the lives of those around you. My goal with this blog is to add value to your life so that you can live your best life and appreciate the beauty of our world. Let's keep going on this journey together and inspire one another!

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Beginning this new blog launch will be a blog post about my favourite spots in Lisbon and my experiences of living in Lisbon so far. While there is much of Lisbon, I have yet to explore; I wanted to share with you my favourite places that I have found in this beautifully enticing and alive city!

Stay tuned and subscribe. Thank you for your support.


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