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Back In My Utrecht Studio | Loepsie’s Life

Good afternoon you lovely lot! Or morning, evening, depending on where you’re joining from. Speaking of, I’d love to know where you’re all from! Please leave a comment letting me know 😀 Anyways, let’s talk about last week. We still had lovely sunny weather over here so I spent a lot of time outside, which was a wonderful contrast to all the desk time. I have a bunch of photos for you again this week, so let’s take a look at what I’ve been up to.

#wokeuplikethis. Oh, the daily struggle of having bangs, haha! I ended up completely wetting them down and letting them dry the way they’re supposed to sit.

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Welcome Back, Sunshine | Loepsie’s Life

Hello my lovely readers! How are you all doing? I’m happy to report that I’ve been feeling much better. I’m not usually one to day things like this but I’m glad to see the end of January, which hasn’t been the best for me. Right now I feel like I’m finally getting back into the swing of things and have figured out somewhat of a work/life routine. We’ve had a few sunny days this past week, which also helps a lot with feeling positive and cheerful. Even when it’s super cold out, there’s nothing like the feeling of sunshine on your face. Some videos finally went up again last week as well, which makes me feel much more satisfied with myself, haha! Let’s take a look at what I’ve been up to.

Lentil soup, dark bread and cherry tomatoes for lunch, while I’m typing up my diary. I noticed I have rather many computer shots this week, but then again I have spent the bulk of my time behind screens. I have to say I’m really happy about that, though: it feels great to be working properly again and actually getting stuff done.

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Three Cities | Loepsie’s Life

Hello my loves! What a week this has been. I still wasn’t feeling the best (mildly put) both mentally and physically, and even though I tried, I wasn’t able to publish any content that I was happy with. Luckily I have people around me to pull me out of the house and, intentionally or not, prevent me from wallowing in winter blues. It ended up being a pretty good week actually, and I feel much better today. Let’s take a look at what I’ve been up to!

My parents came by on Monday to pick up the old rat cages, so there are no longer three cages filling up our living room 🙂 This is the finished mansion! All boys love it, and I can tell they’re really happy. They run around and play in there, sleep in piles and relax in all the different hide-outs. The grandpa’s are definitely getting that burst of energy from the little boys, who are growing really fast. I want to make one of those two level hammocks for that empty space on the right, I’m sure they’ll love that.

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January Is The Worst Month | Loepsie’s Life

Greetings to you, my lovely readers! Last week I was sitting here, laughing in the face of blue monday, but alas… It seems to have hit me a day late, and lasted a whole week for good measure. This past week wasn’t great for me, even though I had no reason to feel down whatsoever, and so it happened that I ended up fulfilling my last new year’s resolution much sooner than expected. I had told myself that if at any point this year I felt like I could use a bit of help in the emotional department, I’d go ahead and get it. So here we are! I went to see the doctor and we’re currently looking for a therapist who would be a good match for me. Going into the process I was expecting to be really nervous about the whole thing, but actually I just feel relieved and excited to finally start working on my anxiety issues with a professional. I’ll keep you updated on how it goes!

I feel like a part of why I’m struggling a bit at the moment is that I still haven’t been able to regain a structure and/or routine after the move. I used to rely quite heavily on my routine and not having one is starting to get to me. Right now it feels like all I do is take care of the rats and do house work, and I’m having a hard time with finding a good work/life balance. I do feel like I’ve been able to cut down on the rat care last week though, by moving everybody into a new large cage, as you’ll see in my photo diary. Less to clean, woop! Let’s take a look.

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We Got Baby Rats! | Loepsie’s Life

Well, it’s here again. Blue Monday, supposedly the most depressing day of the year. I have to say, as I look out the window, the weather is absolutely perfect for the occasion. Dark, rainy, dreary… Luckily, I have no reason to feel down at all. As I’m sitting here, typing this blog post, I have two adorable little baby ratties tucked away in my scarf. Late last week I got the message that the babies had grown big enough to come home with me, so I made an appointment and we brought them home on Friday. The new additions to our little family were definitely the biggest event this week, but let’s take a look at everything else I was up to as well 🙂

So far I’ve been sticking to my new year’s resolutions very well. Behold my healthy lunch bowl! Preparing these takes more time than putting peanut butter on a sandwich, but with a bit of prepping it’s definitely manageable. And eating a bowl of wonderful, colourful deliciousness is so much more enjoyable than having a sandwich!

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