Lyrallya, the next step

2014 wasn’t the easiest year for me. I’ve had my fair share of ups and downs, emotional highs and emotional lows… But regardless of everything that has happened and is still about to happen, I’m still standing strong. Stronger than ever even.

I guess that that is partly due to the fact that I’ve started rearranging my life. I’m slowly but surely kicking out everything that has had or might have a negative effect on me. I’ve got a new job, new friends, new challenges and much more. And today it’s time for a new blog.

I’ve thought long and hard about this, but it’s time for me to say goodbye to “Lyrallya, a day in the life of…” and move on to “Lyrallya, the next step“.

Even though some of you might not understand the need for this step, as it’s just a blog, I’ve realized over the past couple of months that the biggest effect can come from the smallest change.
Also, as I’m turning my life around and making so many changes, it seems fitting to adapt my online profile to the person I am today. It seems fitting to take the next step online as well. I want to leave all the sorrows I had in 2014 and start fresh on a new blog.

Now, for those of you who might wonder about the content on “Lyrallya, the next step“, I can tell you this: it will still be in the same style as Lyrallya. Testimonials, opinions, writing challenges,… are still part of my writing agenda and they always will be.
In the end, there’s only one way to find out whether you’ll like it or not… Click on the links in this post and you’ll get the opportunity to figure it out for yourself!

I also want to take a moment to thank everyone who was part of my journey on “Lyrallya, a day in the life of…” and who supported me. Your likes, comments,… made an incredible difference and had a huge impact on a young woman who’s only trying to figure out what she wants and where she’s going. So thank you for that! I truly hope I can welcome you on my new blog and still enjoy your support there!



So… I quit my job.

So… I quit my job two weeks ago.

It’s probably the most terrifying thing I’ve done in quite some time. But I did it. And I came out alive. Believe it or not, that was actually my main concern.

And now I’m here to tell the tale!

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“A” for Apple

Green apples, to be more precise. My favorite and also the only kind of apple that I like, actually.

I’ve always prefered the sour taste of green apples over the overly sweet and grainy taste of 80% of all the other apples.

When I was still a competition swimmer, green apples were part of my diet. A rather important part, as I always had one after practice. The best way to replenish energy after a hefty workout!


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The Alphabet Challenge

A couple of months ago (if not longer), I came across a new writing event. One that seems rather interesting and one that I can’t wait to start! “The Alphabet Challenge”.

The challenge is to create a post for each letter of the alphabet within an overall theme
You choose the topics you care about, making it a Personal A to Z of your subject.
You get the excuse to write freely and with passion about matters that are important to you, which may help you find your ‘voice’ or hone your blogging style.

The coming weeks, the different letters of the alphabet will make their appearance on Lyrallya, all attached and representing a different aspect of me. I hope you enjoy.


“Mobile” Photo – Day 5

There’s a movie about the Backstreet Boys. Usually that’s not something that I would watch in the cinema, but hey… I’ve been a huge fan of the Backstreet Boys for most of my life now, so it was logical that I would make an exception just this once.

If you haven’t seen it yet… GO WATCH! It’s definitely worth it!