Photodiary | August 2017

IMG_7521.jpgThis month went crazy fast. Summer break is almost over… But before I have to go back to uni and studying I want to look back at this past month! It was an amazing month. I had a lot of fun! Doorgaan met het lezen van “Photodiary | August 2017”

Plan with me

Bullet Journal | September 2017

DSC06482Today it’s time for another bullet journal post! I love my bullet journal as you may know. Last month I changed things again and I wanted to change some things for the upcoming month. I wanted to add some trackers and changed the look of the monthly spread. Uni is also starting the upcoming month, so I wanted to make an overview for the first quarter of the year. Today I’ll show you how I set up for September.

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On my way | Marikenloop 2018 – The beginning

20170811_194625...jpgIn October 2015 I started running seriously. I bought a pair of running shoes. They cost me 133 euros! Which n my opinion really expensive for running shoes, because I was only planning on wearing them like one hour once or maybe twice a week. But you need good shoes for running! So there I went with my new bright pink running shoes. They were really soft and comfortable. I ran almost every week an hour. I didn’t run much for a few months, but later on I went back to running once a week. I wanted to run 5K without a pause. But besides that I didn’t really have a goal. Until this May. I saw a video on Youtube in which they ran the ‘Marikenloop’. This vlog was from Laura Brijde. And then I thought I want to do this too! So I want to train for this race and I want to update you on my process! Of course, I’m not a pro! And I just do what I think is good and I’d like to share this with you! Doorgaan met het lezen van “On my way | Marikenloop 2018 – The beginning”

Plan with me

Bullet journal | August 2017

20170729_184829....jpgI love my bullet journal. I love planning and writing. And as you may know, I’m always searching for a better way to plan. Trying a new lay out, leave out things that don’t work and trying out new things that may work for me. Last month I tried out some new things and I added them to the next month: August! So today I’m going to show you how I set up the month of August in my bullet journal!

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Photodiary | July 2017

20170715_195442....jpgI was thinking about what I wanted to do with vlogging and my photodiaries. I don’t see the point of sharing my every week life with you. I think that’d be a little boring for you, because I’m working full time this summer and after that college continues, furthermore I want to continue my Chinese course. So, I will be busy and it wouldn’t be very interesting for you. But I like to share parts of my life with you. So I was searching for a good way to do this. When I looked at MRTHPRD and saw that she shares her life on a monthly basis. I thought that would be a nice way for me too, so I want to try this and thank Marthe for the idea. So enough about the way I want to share my life with you. And let’s actually start sharing my life with you!

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Today I’m sharing a lot of pictures with you guys! I went to Apenheul with my dad, my boyfriend, one of my best friends and her family two weeks ago. We had an amazing day! I took a lot of pictures. I really loved doing it and today I’m sharing some pictures. You will only see a small amount of the pictures I took that day. Most pictures were taken when the animals were in trees or something. And the pictures I love most are the pictures were you can only see the animals and the nature. No people and no cages. I hope you’ll like it! Doorgaan met het lezen van “Apenheul”


My favorite posts

Today I’m sharing my favorite posts with you. A month ago, June 7th, was the 5th  anniversary of Lifestyle Shira! A lot has changed in five years and there have been a lot of different posts on my blog. That’s why I thought it would be a good idea to look back and share my favorite posts from the last five years. Of course these posts are in Dutch, but they do have a lot of pictures. So even when you don’t know Dutch you can still have a look! (You can click on the pictures to see the post)

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Update | Blogging in English

Again an update. I will promise you, this is the last one. In the last post I told you that I want to write more often and get back to blogging. But meanwhile I was considering to write in English again. I already tried this once (way back in 2013) and it didn’t go really well, but I still like the idea of blogging in English. And I think my English is improved a little by now (still not amazing but better), so I’m going to give it another try. A lot of things are in English nowadays, as is a part of my study. I never wrote much in English and I really like to practice. In a year I hope to be done with my bachelor and then I want to do a master and most masters are in English. In a master you also need to write a thesis and maybe other papers or assignments in English, so I think it’s a good idea for me to practice a little. And why not combine that with blogging!

For the ones that are new here. I’m Shira! I started a blog because I want to share things with the world. I saw big blogs in The Netherlands and I thought I also want to have a blog of my own. I thought about it for a while and at the end I decided to give it a try, so I went on the internet, searched and in june 2012 Istarted my own blog: Lifestyle Shira. I have been blogging for five years now. Of course with some ups and downs. And  sometimes I didn’t really had the time for it, but I still love it! About the past half year I was searching for a change. I didn’t really know what I wanted, but I think with this change I might have found it.

I will be writing over my life and everything in it. I write about the things that keep me busy. For a long time this was make-up, but this is not the main subject of my blog anymore. I also like cooking, baking, drawing, planning and running. I probably forgot some things, but you got the idea. Another thing that keeps me busy is my study, of course. I’m a student at the Radboud Universiteit in Nijmegen. I study (medical) biology and I’m really interested in the medical part of this study. And since last month I started to learn Chinese. I’m from China, but lived in The Netherlands for almost all my life. I was adopted when I was two years old and I always wanted to learn Chinese. When I found out I could learn this at the university I immediately signed up. I will tell you more about this later.

I really look forward to blogging in English, because it’s a new challenge for me. And I also hope you like it. Of course except the language nothing is going to change. I will still be posting about things I like or think are interesting to share with you. I hope to do this once a week (or even more) like in the past, but I can’t promise that, because now I still have my study to focus on (thursday is my last exam!) and in the summer break I will be working full time. But I will find some time for my blog!


Update | 5 jaar Lifestyle Shira!

DSC06090Er staan op dit moment 286 artikelen online. Het eerste artikel kwam vijf jaar geleden online! Vanaf die dag postte ik met ups and downs artikelen op mijn blog. Mijn interesses zijn verschuiven in de afgelopen vijf jaar, maar mijn liefde voor bloggen is er altijd geweest.  In die vijf jaar heb ik beauty artikelen geschreven, photodiaries bijgehouden en een jaar lang gevlogd! Ook in mijn persoonlijke leven is er veel gebeurd. Toen ik begon met bloggen was ik 15 jaar en zat ik in de derde klas van het VWO. Nu ben ik 20 jaar, zit in het tweede jaar van mijn bachelor en woon ik op kamers!

De laatste tijd heb ik vooral veel updates geplaatst omdat ik dingen wilde veranderen. Ik had de laatste tijd niet veel inspiratie en tijd. Maar ik heb weer een paar ideeën om over te schrijven en het is bijna vakantie, dus ik wil zeker weer aan de slag voor Lifestyle Shira. Ik wil weer leuke artikelen met mooie foto’s voor jullie maken. Ook wil ik proberen de kwaliteit van mijn blog te verbeteren. In de afgelopen vijf jaar is de kwaliteit van mijn blog beter geworden, maar het kan zeker nog beter!

In het vorige artikel vertelde ik dat ik meer over mijn studie wilde gaan schrijven. Dit ga ik niet doen. Natuurlijk kunnen er wel artikelen over mijn studie online komen, maar ik ga niet focussen op mijn studie. Ik wil dus blijven schrijven over van alles en nog wat. Ik ga nog steeds geen beloftes doen over wanneer en hoe vaak ik ga uploaden, dus als je op de hoogte wilt blijven, raad ik je aan om mijn blog in de gaten te houden of mij te volgen op Instagram (@lifestyleshira). Ik kijk er in ieder geval uit om weer aan de slag te gaan met mijn blog en ik hoop dat jullie ook uitkijken naar nieuwe artikelen!


Update | Back to basic

De laatste tijd ben ik niet tevreden met hoe ik het gaat met mijn blog en Youtube kanaal. Daarom wil ik wat dingen gaan veranderen. Ten eerste ga ik voorlopig stoppen met vloggen. Ik ben al een paar weken gestopt met vloggen en dat blijft dus nog even zo. Ik vond het heel leuk om te doen, maar ik merk dat ik de laatste tijd niet tevreden ben. Ik wil in de tijd die ik heb me gaan focussen op mijn blog en dan vooral op de make-up looks. Ook zit ik te denken over een photodiary serie gericht op mijn studie. Dit omdat mijn studie een groot deel uitmaakt van mijn leven en omdat ik het volgende kwartaal een extra vak wil gaan volgen. Dus dat leek mij leuk om vast te leggen, maar dan dus in foto vorm. Hoe ik dit precies vorm wil gaan geven, weet ik nog niet, maar dit zullen jullie uiteraard vanzelf zien verschijnen op mijn blog! Ik ga geen vast uploadschema aanhouden, zodat het voor mij geen must wordt, maar gewoon een hobby blijft.

Dus eigenlijk ga ik weer terug naar hoe het in het begin was. Ik hoop in ieder geval dat ik op deze manier mijn draai kan vinden en leuke artikelen voor jullie kan maken!

So stay tuned!