Waarom De Sterkste Vrouw Zich Vaak Zo Gebroken Voelt Van Binnen

Ze heeft een sterke wil en is een gepassioneerde vrouw die niets haar laat raken.

In haar leven zweeft ze door problemen heen. Liefdesverdriet. Mislukte, dysfunctionele relaties. Teleurstellingen. Fouten.

Maar je zal haar even goed zien lopen met een schitterende lach op het gezicht, alsof er niks gebeurd is.

Ze is de vrouw die je meteen opvrolijkt met haar prachtige glimlach.

Het meisje dat je dag opfleurt en bij wie het lijkt alsof ze een onuitputbare hoeveelheid liefde heeft voor alles om haar heen.

De vrouw die een gigantische last op haar schouders draagt, maar er zorgeloos uitziet.

Mensen kijken naar haar en denken dat ze alles heeft. Ze heeft haar leven op orde. Omdat ze sterk en succesvol is.

Maar ze weten niet dat ze heeft besloten om juist dat aan de wereld te laten zien. 

Ja, het lijkt alsof ze een hart van steen heeft en een ik-kan-het aanpak, maar dat is juist de kant die anderen mogen zien van haar.

Ze lijkt onbreekbaar, maar niemand weet hoe ze zich echt voelt.

En niemand zou ooit de pijn die zij voelt kunnen verdragen.

Ze zien haar gedurende de dag, die mooie lach vol belofte bekleedt haar gezicht alleen als ze de energie heeft om te doen alsof.

Maar niemand weet hoe ze eruitziet en hoe ze zich in de late avond voelt na een lange dag zich sterk te hebben opgesteld, dan ligt ze eindelijk op bed en dan beginnen de nachtmerries.

Omdat ze zichzelf nooit laat betrappen op enige kwetsbaarheid.

Ze zal er altijd zijn om je op te fleuren als je je verdrietig voelt, maar als ze de neiging heeft om het uit te schreeuwen, slikt ze nog een keer totdat ze zich kan terugtrekken en in eenzaamheid haar pijn eruit gooit.

Wanneer de wereld te hard is voor haar en ze op het punt staat in elkaar te storten, pakt ze dit eigenhandig aan.

Ze lijdt liever alleen. Omdat ze te bang is om haar tekortkomingen te laten zien aan de wrede, smerige wereld.

Ze is te bang om haar ziel bloot te leggen en deze aan anderen te onthullen.

Mensen omschrijven haar als de meest luide en vrolijke meid. Ze zien haar als een zonnestraaltje. Degene die bruist van leven. De ultieme probleemoplosser. Ze komen altijd naar haar toe, smeken haar om goed advies zodat ze hun problemen kunnen oplossen.

Omdat ze altijd degene is die weet wat ze moet doen.

Ze verwachten dat ze altijd alles op een rijtje heeft. Omdat niets in het leven haar kan breken.

En ze knikt alleen en biedt de veelgevraagde troost aan voor al hun first world problems, ook al wil ze haar longen kapot schreeuwen en ze zeggen dat ze geen flauw benul hebben hoe echte problemen eruitzien.

Maar ze houdt zich in en ze luistert. Ze toont begrip, en ze probeert een goede vriend te zijn.

Tenslotte zegt ze tegen haarzelf: “Geen van mijn problemen zouden hun zaak moeten zijn”.

En zodra ze thuiskomt, komen al haar onzekerheden, angsten en innerlijke spoken van stal om haar te kwellen.

Hoewel ze liever alleen gelaten wil worden, haat ze die zwaarmoedige, nachtelijke uurtjes. Want dan vallen ze aan.

Hoewel het lijkt alsof haar pantser onverwoestbaar is, halen haar schadelijke emoties haar neer en verwoesten ze haar.

Haar onzekerheden bemoeien zich met haar zelfverzekerdheid, haar angsten maken een eind aan het laatste greintje hoop om het geluk te vinden en haar spoken zorgen ervoor dat ze zich waardeloos voelt. Nutteloos. Een nul.

Maar wat ze zich niet beseft is dat ze zeker sterk is. Ze is krachtig. En ze is verdomme ontzettend moedig!

Ze heeft het moeilijk, maar ze besluit iedere dag om gewoon door te gaan. Ondanks het verdriet. Ondanks het intense hartzeer.

Na alles vindt ze nog een manier om weer op te staan ‘s ochtends, om het laatste sprankje hoop te vinden en door de pijn heen te glimlachen.

Ze is sterk omdat ze heeft weten te overleven in deze wrede wereld en ze nog steeds staat. 

En dat vraagt ontzettend veel moed.

#denkpositief

Well done, you managed to lose her. The one woman who was willing to cross oceans for you.

You pushed away the very person who would do almost anything to be with you. She never asked for anything except one reason to stay, proof that you wanted her and that there would be a future for you both. Alas, you failed to provide that and now, she’s gone.

She didn’t care that you weren’t rich or that you didn’t drive a fancy car, all she wanted was to be your lady. She didn’t care that you had flaws because she had flaws of her own. Weeks of spending time together made her fall for you and yet you chose to remain blind to the fact that she chose you regardless of what her friends were saying. All she ever wanted was for you to return the love which she so freely gave to you.

All you had to do was treat her right, which you did. There was no need for diamonds and roses, candlelit dinners and expensive spoils. She was a simple girl with a big heart whose only desire was to be loved and respected. You loved the fact that you didn’t have to put in effort, you loved the fact that she chose you day after day. All she needed was for you to look at her the same way she looked at you. You became comfortable and that was your mistake. You decided to keep the walls you built around your heart up, never letting her in. You chose to keep her at arm’s length when all she did was ask that you let her in.

She gave you the key to her heart and you chose to take it without anything in return.

You loved the fact that she stayed, even when you told her to go. Truth is, you were scared. Too scared to let her in, maybe it was because you felt vulnerable, or maybe it was because you had been hurt before. Even though she showed you time and time again that she was different, you chose to paint her with the same paint brush you used to paint the women of your past.

She made you a priority when all you did was make her one of your options.

When she gave you her hand you took her arm. You prayed upon her weakness for you and you ended up taking her for granted. She stuck by your side during the darkest of days. She remained faithful to the commitment she made to you, you didn’t care though because you never committed to her. Then, one day you told her to go and she decided enough was enough, she decided to leave forever. Without any contact on all fronts.

She stopped answering your calls, she stopped going to the places you used to go to. You lost her when you decided that she wasn’t good enough and you did that by choosing yourself time and again. Your lack of appreciation and gratitude for her became apparent after she realized that she was fighting for your attention. Well done, you managed to make a woman feel the sting of loneliness whilst in your company. The thing is, no woman will ever treat you the way she did.

She was one of a kind and you chose not to see that.

Now that she’s gone, you’ll be looking for her in every other woman you come across, only thing is, you won’t find her. She was unique, not only because of who she was but because of the way she chose to love you through thick and thin.

 

LOVE

An Open, Heartfelt Letter To The Person Who Will Love Me Next

Dear future person who’ll love me next,

Whoever you are and wherever you are, I don’t know how or when our paths are going to cross, but I feel like I have to open my soul and share something with you.

I am not a person who lives a half-assed life.

Unlike most, I am someone who loves fully. Passionately, fiercely and deeply.

So, it won’t be easy, but I swear to you… it will be worth it.

Some have said to me that I’m a difficult person to love, but that is only because my love was too much for those people. Some of them were too afraid to accept my heart when I offered to give them. Some of them were too intimidated by my courage to risk everything in order to be with them.

But, I admit it, those were my mistakes. I went far out on a limb with my feelings. I believed someone would catch me, but the truth was… there was no one out there. So, I fell, and I hurt myself.

And that is why now, I’m guarded. It’s true… I don’t really trust people. It takes time for me to free myself and be exactly who I am in front of others. But, the one thing that has never changed, nor will it ever change, is the fact that I still love truly.

That part of me never died. I know the consequences of wearing my heart as a sleeve. But, I cannot love any other way.

I love deeply. I love hard. I love passionately. I love the right way.

The only thing I need right now is time.

So, please, be patient with me.

It will take some time for me to get to know you, to start trusting you, to undress my soul in front of you and give myself to you, but we will get there. If that is the same thing you want, I promise you, we’ll make it.

Because I want you. I want all of this. I want you and me forever. I want all of our dreams fulfilled. I want us to make it. I want us to experience the love people write books about. I want us to remember the story that we fought hard to be together. Because we deserve this chance. You and I deserve to love and feel loved. We owe it to one another.

The only thing you have to do is to trust me. Show me that I can trust you as well. Show me that I can be myself around you and I will let you explore the depths of my soul. I’ll let you touch those parts of me that I’ve been hiding for ages.

Show me that this is for real, and I will teach you to love your own demons and accept your painful past. Show me that you care, and I will do my very best to make you the happiest person alive.

I am not an easy person to love, but if you’re ready and willing to take this chance, I promise you won’t regret it. Just be there. Love me like you mean it. And, I promise I’ll love you even harder and deeper. I promise I’ll love in ways you never knew possible.

I am not an easy person to love, but if you are sure you want to start this journey together, I promise, your life will never be the same.

LindaStyleDiary loves the FIAT 500

I am a FIAT 500 lover and so is my little niece Rosa.
She is in love with my car so it’s time to get herself a FIAT 500.

You can buy the FIAT 500 Electric children’s car at MamaLoesBabySjop 

With this cool car, your little one will make the flash completely! With the Eco Toys Fiat 500 Electric Baby Car games become lifelike, because the car is equipped with all kinds of handy gadgets, making it just a real car …

The children’s car is suitable for children from about 3 years and is easy to operate. You get in the car, as you would with a normal car, because the doors can open! And then you can get started with one push on the button on the ‘dashboard’! Your little one is comfortable in the ‘driver’s seat’, but also safe because just like ‘in real life’ because the small car has seat-belts . The car is also equipped with a steering wheel with sounds and mirrors!

Do you like to keep a finger on the pulse as a parent? You can then (use) the car with the remote control. Very convenient, and so safe …

The handlebar is equipped with buttons where your little one conjures up all sorts of different melodies! And do not you like the standard music? Simply plug in your MP3 player and listen to the music of your own choice. In short: the possibilities are endless with this tough Fiat 500 from Eco Toys!

Characteristics:

Eco Toys Fiat 500 Electric Children’s Car
Colour White
Soft double seat for 2 children
Drive 2.2 km / h
2 driving directions
Includes battery indicator and sound effects
Can play MP3
Including seat belts
Can be controlled with a separate remote control or accelerator
Remote control operates on 3 AA batteries (sold separately)
Maximum load: 30 kg
Travel time: 1 – 2 hours
Charging time: 9 – 10 hours
Suitable for children aged 3 – 6 years
Dimensions: 109 x 65.2 x 53.6 cm (LxWxH)

SHOP THE ECO TOYS FIAT 500 HERE

Lots of Love,

Linda

LindaStyleDiary loves to travel with Thalys

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Normally I do everything by car, but due to my busy schedules, Thalys is really the solution!

As you might know, I live in Rotterdam and from the Central Station I can take the Thalys to Antwerp, Brussels or Paris.

Last weekend I had to be in Antwerp for work. Unfortunately, I had a fairly busy week that week so I did not want to use the car. I have decided to go to Antwerp with the Thalys, from Rotterdam CS it is only 30 minutes in the train to Antwerp Central Station. With the car I would be on the road for an hour and probably would not arrive as rested as I do with the Thalys. I was also able to easily work that 30-minute journey time.

As you now know, I had a pretty busy week behind me. So I chose to travel with Thalys in Premium class.
Please see the benefits of Premium below:

  • Travel in comfort with a larger seat in a quiet and spacious environment.
  • Enjoy a tasty meal with regional and seasonal produce at any time of the day.
  • Take advantage of faster Wi-Fi and more data to work or surf during your entire trip.
  • Discover a wide selection of multilingual newspapers and magazines that are available for you at the entrance of the carriage.
  • Recharge your electronic devices during your journey thanks to the individual sockets.
  • Extend your trip to Antwerp, Paris or Brussels in peace: our on-board teams reserve your taxi.
  • You can visit our lounges in Paris, Brussels, Cologne and Dusseldorf. The ideal place to relax, work or gain information.

Please click HERE to read more

Thalys makes travel in style even more accessible via ‘Premium Mini’. With this
Additional offer benefit groups of two to six people permanently of all the benefits of the
most luxurious class, at a lower price. Tickets are available for trips from the 4th of 
September 2018.

 

Free wifi, extra spacious seats and a
lovely meal. That is what travelers want
waiting state when they choose
‘Premium mini’. Who wants to use
these facilities on board, does
wise not to wait too long.
Only 2.000 tickets per month
for this rate.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR PREMIUM MINI TICKET NOW! 

 

Lots of Love,

Linda

LindaStyleDiary loves Aluna Jewelery

How cool is this?
Beautiful natural Eucalyptus leaves which are gilded or silvered, each sheet is different in shape & size, they have hangers on a beautiful necklace and earrings.

It fits with every outfit, so it’s perfect for me!
You can choose between silver or gold.
I am in love with this jewelery

SHOP THEM HERE! 

Lots of Love,
Linda

LindaStyleDiary loves Brasserie Nieuw Noord (Rotterdam)

Why do we choose for the city center?
Rotterdam Noord is booming!

Brasserie Nieuw Noord is a stunning place for a delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a drink!
The food is amazing and interior is absolutely adorable!

It’s a beautiful place to sit on the terrace and enjoy the lovely weather.
I love this spot in Rotterdam Noord!

I truly enjoyed the lunch and my coffee over here.
I love the interior and the people and could work with my laptop.

Last week I had a dinner date with a friend and we were both saying:
”Lets go to Brasserie Nieuw Noord”
We enjoyed our dinner and you know what? Finally we could hear each other..
The music is fantastic even as the volume of it.

And of course… the bar.. I LOVE IT!

So guys… if you are planning to have a breakfast meeting, lunch meeting, dinner meeting or just to grab a coffee. Go to Brasserie Nieuw Noord!

Lots of Love,
Linda

 

OPENING HOURS

Sunday until Thursday 10.00 AM – 10.00 PM
Friday and Saturday 10.00 AM – 10:30 PM

RESERVATIONS

010- 223 98 98
info@brasserienieuwnoord.nl
From 12 people they prepare a menu.

 

 

LindaStyleDiary & BLOOM Coco Go 3-in-1 lounger

As you may know I am in love my little nieces.
My little niece Beau is just 6 months old and I have a big surprise for her!

The BLOOM Coco Go 3-in-1 lounger.
My sister is really busy nowadays because my other niece is 3 years old and then we have Beau from 6 months old and my sister has only two hands! LOL

So the perfect solution is the BLOOM Coco Go lounger!
Beau is getting curious and she wants to see everything.

The Coco Go is a 3-in-1 lounger, a rocker and stationary baby seat. Adjustable to 3 positions, the Coco Go is designed for relaxing, sleeping & playing. With its patented flat-fold design and the Coco Go travel bag, it’s a light-weight, the Coco Go provides snug & luxurious comfort no matter where life takes you.

Deze diashow vereist JavaScript.

– plush, cotton baby-facing seat pad with polyester rear lining
– 5-point padded safety harness incorporating one-push bloom smart-buckle
– 3 easy-to-activate recline positions; fully lie-flat, semi-reclined & fixed upright
– concealed 2 speed vibration unit
– formed birch wood elements in cappuccino and natural finishes
– anti-skid base with concealed front and rear retractable feet
– newborn to 12kgs/25lbs
– manufactured to conform with globally recognized safety standards and norms 
– includes durable coco go travel bag
 Materials
– plush, 100% organic cotton front facing seat pad 

– solid birch wood construction 

It’s so comfortable and my little niece loves it and my sister loves it too!
You can do the cleaning or doing cooking without being worried about your little baby.
And BLOOM makes your travels easier!

You can order this lounger in different colours!
CLICK HERE! 

Lots of Love,
Linda

LindaStyleDiary loves Hotel FRANQ (Antwerp)

Antwerp, just an one hour drive from Rotterdam.
But once you arrive you can’t compare this city with Dutch cities.
You really have the feeling that you are on holidays.
Beautiful city, lovely people and don’t forget the Flemish.
Yes, that reminds you that you are abroad.

But it’s not just that one hour drive, it starts to find the best hotel in the city center.
Don’t look further because if you are planning a citytrip to Antwerp,
you must book a room at Hotel FranQ.

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It’s a brand-new luxury boutique hotel in Antwerp, next to the ‘Onze-Lieve-Vrouwe Kathedraal’ and the Meir.
And you know what? In the past, the building was a bank. You can still find the details in the cellar. For example, the big safe from this previous bank.

Hotel FranQ is a 4-star hotel which is located in the city center of Antwerp. You really can see that this hotel is brand new!
I am in love with this luxury boutique hotel.
Because, when I arrived at the hotel you really feel like a queen, the decoration, the design and the furniture, everything is just perfect!

They have 5 types of rooms:
Overview
Small Classic Room
Classic Room
Deluxe Room
Junior Suites
Luxury Suites

I chose the ‘Deluxe Room’

The Deluxe rooms do have extra-long king size beds. The Deluxe rooms are furnished with elegancy, all rooms have a desk, 48” smart TV, a minibar, air-conditioning, safe, bluetooth sound system and Wi-Fi. Ideal for guests who are looking for a warm and luxurious room.

25-30m²
Room with extra-long king size beds (180×210)
Twin beds available upon request
Extra bed can be placed into the room upon request
Free espresso, tea and water available
Rain shower and bath
Bath products of Elemental Herbology
Bath robes and slippers available

This room is absolutely stunning!

RESTAURANT FRANQ
Restaurant FRANQ invites you to enjoy a contemporary French-Belgian cuisine at gourmet level. Their chef will spoil you with à la carte breakfast, delicious lunch or stylish dinner. Their team is always ready to make you enjoy tasty food. After a hectic day you can also enjoy these delicious dishes in your room.

BAR FRANQ
Bar FRANQ serves the best wines, delicious cocktails and pure coffee or tea. In addition to these delicious drinks, they have a delicious assortment of finger food or sweet treats.

Personal attention and love for the subject is self-evident. The excellent service, individual approach and overall experience are paramount.

Is there something special? They invite you to have lunch or dinner in their sixteenth century ‘Den Dooren Boom cottage’ or in one of their other stately rooms.

They also have a lovely terrace outside where you can enjoy the sun with a good glass of wine or champagne.

Unfortunately, there was no sun for me but just rain.

Lots of Love,
Linda

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LindaStyleDiary loves BeautyLash

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As you probably know, I am not a huge fan of fake stuff regarding beauty. I don’t have gel nails, no extensions, no fake lashes etc. etc. but of course, I like to take care of myself and using good shampoo, good moisturiser, good make-up etc.
I am not colouring my eyebrows or lashes because my lashes are black and my eyebrows have a good colour mixing with my hair, because blond hair with truly black eyebrows doesn’t really look good right?

 

So this time I had the change to try Beautylash, it’s a yourself colour kit for your eyebrows and lashes.
Gosh, I was nervous!

 

BeautyLash is produced by the Austrian corporation GWCosmetics, a company full of tradition that has been producing hair tints and hair cosmetics of high quality for over 80 years.

For over 50 years our eyelash- and eyebrow tints have been successful worldwide and have become the international standard for professional tinting and care. The unique effect of RefectoCil has made the product a success internationally – in over 65 countries – and the brand has become the leading brand for eyelash and eyebrow tinting worldwide.

Trend scouting, state of the art formulas, and a creative research and development team are the pillars of the “Private Label Production” of GW Cosmetics. As a full service partner we offer everything from concept realisation to product development to packaging design and marketing support, and we can generate innovative product solutions for your target group. GW Cosmetics is testified as a reliable, competent and dedicated full-service partner for years.

Master Lin, GW Cosmetics’ luxury cosmetics line, is a range of natural cosmetics based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). High quality ingredients like Fine GoldPearl, and hand-picked herbs create harmony between inner well being and outer appearance.

All GW Cosmetics products are produced according to the quality standards of “Good Manufacturing Practice”, GMP.

 

And there we go, like I told you before I was really nervous because I am not really a make-up or hair artist, not styling my hair of doing my make-up in hours… no I am a girl how quicker the better.
So that’s why I was a little nervous, but after all, it was quick and easy! There were two instructors to help us, so that was a great help. I told them… OK I don’t want to have the black colour please…. But she told me that would be very nice! So I did a mix, between middle brown and black!

But next time I will just choose middle brown because I am not really a big fan of blond hair and dark eyebrows.

A before and after pic.

 

It’s was really nice to do this test and I am really happy, so girls, don’t spend so much money on this at a beauty salon, you can do this by yourself with BeautyLash!

Shop the products here! 

Lots of Love,

Linda