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Everything you want..

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter long weekend? Mine flew by so quickly – I will share some pictures of my time in the Cotswolds soon. It was great to get out of London and spend some quality time in the country side with some of my favourite people. However I did eat way too much – I can’t look at another chocolate easter egg for, well, quite some time! Only a three day working week for me this week because on Thursday night I am flying home to the Netherlands to see my family and to celebrate the annual Kings day festivities in Amsterdam (see previous years photos here and here).

But for now, it’s Hump Day once again so here a little midweek inspiration!

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“Everything you want is on the other side of fear”
Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup for the Soul)

Isn’t it funny how so many of us are afraid to step outside of our comfort zones – even if it holds us back from achieving our dreams and reaching our goals in all areas including career, relationships and travel! What’s on the other side of fear? Growth, success, happiness, self-confidence, empowerment, love, more opportunities, freedom and much more.

Think of everything you could be missing out on in life because you’re scared. They say “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone!” and I totally agree with that. I know it’s easier said than done, but maybe sometimes we just need to tell ourselves to forget our fears and be courageous, because it may be scary but if we don’t try, we’ll never know! Happy Hump Day :)

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Just bloom!

This week is just flying by! I’m feeling rather stressed at work at the moment so am very much looking forward to my Easter long weekend escape to the Cotswolds this Friday with a group of friends. We’ve rented a cottage for three nights in a small town near Oxford and will spend our days relaxing, going for walks, playing games and cooking and eating lots of food (especially CHOCOLATE!) Bring it on. For now just some quick mid-week motivation even though it’s technically past mid-week already as it is a only a four day week, wooohooo!

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Love this quote! Happy Hump Day :)
Have you got fun Easter plans that you’re looking forward to?

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Three rules of life

Just a quick mid-week motivational post from me today. Love these simple three rules of life! And luckily I actually don’t mind seeds in my watermelon ;)

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 Happy Hump Day. I hope you have a great day!

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That time of the week again! I can definitely be a bit of a play-it-safer at times so this quote reminds is a good reminder that even though maybe we often feel safer just being careful in life, and not really living it. That really our lives are made to be lived to the fullest, so it’s time to stop being afraid. Let’s not always play it safe, and let’s take risks, because the real adventure is in the high seas!

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“A ship in the harbour is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.”
Happy Hump Day!

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Celebrate what you love!

People often ask me ‘do you write negative reviews on your blog’? And if you are a regular reader of Dutchess Roz you probably know the answer to this already being; not really! When I started this blog I made the conscious decision that I wanted it to be a positive experience, for myself and for my readers. Now this doesn’t mean that I would ever lie and write a positive review about a product or restaurant when I actually secretly hated it. No, it’s more that one of my philosophies in life is to “Celebrate what you love, rather than putting down what you hate!”

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On this blog I want to mainly share my positive experiences, for example; that beauty product I can’t get enough of, talking about an amazing restaurant I went to,  my travel stories, motivating quotes, or blogging about a delicious recipe I think you should try! Of course this doesn’t mean I never have negative experiences. Often I will try products that I am not that impressed with, or I’ve been to restaurants were I thought the food or service wasn’t great. But I just decide not to share those moments on here, because instead of putting things down, I prefer to share the positive and celebrate what I love!

I do pinky-promise that whatever I write on my blog is always my honest opinion! I have for example blogged before about certain products or places that I felt were over-hyped for what they were, but in general I tend to mainly share about what I truly enjoyed and loved. There are plenty of other beauty, food and lifestyle blogs out there that will give you more detailed reviews including negative reviews and I think that’s great, because I personally find them very helpful when deciding on products to buy or places to go. But this is just the way I am, I prefer to spread joy and positiveness! :)

What do you think of my ‘Celebrate what you love’ philosophy? Happy Hump Day!

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