The year 2015 is quickly coming to a close and with New Year’s Eve making an entrance in a few moments, 2016 will be here before you know it. I have to admit, I love beginnings, like the start of a new job, a new friendship, a new home, a new month and in less than a day, a new year. For me, the month of December is a time to reflect on what has happened the past twelve months, and to be able to reinvent myself from it.
I love putting all the months of 2015 together and relive some of those moments that have been so special to me throughout the year. It makes me appreciate every little thing even more: from landing the perfect job to sipping champagne and wine and enjoying dinners with my loved ones. This year has been incredibly nice and I want to say thank you to everyone who has been a part of my life this year in one way or another.
The first month of 2015 was quite special for me as I started my internship at L’Oréal. It was the most stressful and most exciting internship I have done so far and it still puts a smile on my face when I think of all the things I learned, the incredible brands I worked with and the loveliest team that inspired me throughout my internship. I spent this month working my ass off (as well as the next months to be honest) and enjoying the company of loved ones and discovering new and old places in Amsterdam, with my personal favorite Ree7 (this place always feels like home to me), De Luwte and Scandinavian Embassy.
When Spring arrived I celebrated my birthday with some of my best friends at Ree7 in the Nine Streets in Amsterdam and spent a few days in the charming city of London where a dear friend of mine lives who showed my some of his favorite places and corners of the city. I’ve never been a London girl (I just love Paris too much) if I can be completely honest but I loved this trip a lot so I think I might have to come back very soon..
In July I finally – since this place has been on my little travel list for ages now – visited the island of Capri and the city of Positano. Two places I can highly recommend, even if you are traveling by yourself like I did this month. This was a month to unwind for a little bit since my internship ended and on my last day at the office I received the incredible news that I was given a job at a wine company so I needed to take a little time for myself and it was more than worth it.
In September I moved to the most gorgeous apartment in the city centre of Amsterdam, right next to the canals. This was certainly a highlight of the year, moving back to this amazing city that holds so many dear memories and where a few of my best friends live. I cannot wait what the year of 2016 will bring for me here in Amsterdam!
The last two months of this year I spent a weekend in Domburg with my family to celebrate Sinterklaas, had dinner with my friends, visited the Winter Efteling and the Sissy Boy Christmas Market in Amsterdam, enjoyed the winter ballet of the Nutcracker at the Stopera and lots more. While writing this, I hope that next year will bring just as much happiness and excitement as this one did. Time goes by so fast and so many things happen. I feel so grateful for all the chances I have been given and all the wonderful people I met this year, which I will cherish forever. Cheers to a new beginning!