Happy New Year!
I've been nowhere and everywhere the past months. Let's just say the past year. I spent most of the year preparing for Cameroon and then the last three months actually being in Cameroon. While I was there I kept a blog, but mostly for school purposes. I wrote a lot, but it was all in Dutch and after writing a whole post I didn't really feel like writing again in English, you know?
I've been wanting to post pictures. But since being back (four weeks) I've only gone through the pictures once, and that was yesterday. All the pictures put a big smile on my face. I learned a lot being there. A lot about midwifery, a lot about people and a lot about myself. I was happy and sad at the same time to leave that special place and being back is still kind of strange. Cameroon brought out a different side of me. I kind of like(d) who I was there.
And so I decided to make this space a happy place where I focus on the good. I'm going to try to post regularly again. Kind of like a New Year's resolution. Focus on the good and me. I think that's what I really learned being there. To take good care of myself and that it's OK to put myself before others sometimes.
I'm not sure if I'll post anymore pictures of Cameroon. Just this one for the time being. This one puts the biggest smile on my face. It's a picture of (most of) the midwives of the maternity ward of the hospital I worked at. Working there wasn't always easy, but we had good times.
To document (verb) a fact, event, or other thing - is to record or annotate it, meaning to put it into some relatively permanent form so that it can be retrieved later.
Do you have instagram? I love it. The square frame and easy editing options make every random daily picture that little bit more special! My new "camera" is compact and with me all the time. The bf calls it the other love of my life...
We went to the Canary islands during Easter break, more precisely Lanzarote. It was absolutely beautiful and the weather was perfect. It was nice to get away from the cold snowy weather in Belgium. Will be posting more photos soon!
Totally off topic, but I was wondering... Is there anybody still following this little 'not so much updated anymore' blog of mine?
1,5 weeks into my internship and I'm finally getting the hang of it. It feels like I finally can do what I want and that the midwives trust me enough to do everything by myself. Sadly not a whole lot of deliveries. I saw one a few days ago... But haven't gotten the chance to guide/do one by myself. I'm hoping for tons of babies and lot's of learning experiences!
I've been sleeping in this little room and tried to make it feel a bit more home -y! Plants, candles, mood light... It's starting to feel like "my place".
Halfway in the week... But nonetheless... Have a good one!
I found a collage maker online that seriously does everything, finally! I was always messing with image sizes to get pictures next to each other in one screen. Cutting off a few cm here and there. A whole new world has opened up for me! No more "only posting horizontal pictures"!
So what did I do here: all my facebook profile pictures crammed into one big collage. These pictures were always selected very carefully and all have some sort of story behind them. Like the day I bought my camera and had to take a self-portrait (2009). Or the day I decided to go pixie style and told the hairdresser to cut it all off (2010). Or the day I went to the park with my best friend and we took tons of pictures (2012). Or the day I though lama's were cool (it all started with this picture
). Great memories... Time really flies!
Have a nice week!