Me and the Straat

Updated: Aug 27, 2018

About to drop some herstory about where this blog started!

Built in 1665, Kerkstraat in Amsterdam was originally meant to be the home to 4 churches (Kerkstraat in english means "Church Street"). In reality, it's home to only 1 church and multiple coach houses, which once belonged to the picture perfect houses on the very popular Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht canals.

Now, in 2018, it is home to me! A not so short 6,150 km away from my family and friends in Baltimore, MD, I am now learning how to be a Dutch lady of leisure.

Let's get this straight - my intention was never to be a Dutch lady of leisure living on Kerkstraat. I can't really say this was really my plan, but in March of this year I made the bold move to quit my job and move here to explore life with my boyfriend by my side.

For the last month and a half I have been getting settled in the city and have started looking for work. Being as though I have never been in this situation before, it's been a bit challenging. Finding ways to fill your day is not all cafes visits, work out classes and wine time at 2 o'clock.

But despite it all, life lessons are being learned. I've found myself to be a better follow-up'er, I take more initiative and am learning to be a bit bullish. I have also learned that -

1. Cleaning up after two people can be a full time job (mad props to stay at home mom's)

2. The Monday blues still exist

3. Even with no job it's 100% impossible to watch all the content on you IG feed

4. Boyfriends are like little baby monsters who need to be fed every 2 hour

5. I am officially in love with my plants

I'm looking forward to becoming a working girlfriend again, but until then I am doing my best to enjoy the little things in life that you tend to forget when you're doing the 9 to 5 thing.


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