New Blog Design!

A few months ago, I felt the need for change creeping upon me again. Every year or so I tend to get tired of my blog design and I just long for some change. And after a while, contemplating whether…

10 Things To Make Me Smile #6

I know I say this all the time but can you believe it’s nearly June already?! It’s almost summertime baby! There are quite a few changes coming up here on Ella Was Here but before it’s time to reveal all…

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I am Ella, a 26-year-old from Belgium. I graduated as a journalist and now have a blog to write about everything I love about life.

You'll find lots of travel posts on the blog as well as personal, indoor gardening, cooking, DIY and more general lifestyle posts on Ella Was Here.

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Is Blogging Dead? Hell no!

Over the past few months I’ve seen a lot of people wondering whether blogging is dead or at the very least dying. This is a topic that tends to flare up every few years. Yes, we’ve had this discussion many…

I turned 26: 3 Life Lessons Worth Remembering

I wrote this post during my busy birthday weekend during which I spent most of the weekend with my family, preparing for my family birthday party. But I really wanted to get a post down nevertheless. It has become some…

10 Things That Make Me Smile #5

Anyone else finally tired of the cold weather? Do not get me wrong winter is my favourite season and I love snow but I am really looking forward to spring. The weather has been too dark and moody for too…

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10 Things That Make Me Smile #4

I love the colder months. It’s my favourite time of the year! I can’t wait for December, to eat all the Sinterklaas (Saint Nicholas) candy and to start decorating for Christmas. There’s plenty of festive blog content on its way. But let’s just…

I have a confession to make

You might think while reading this post; why is she writing this on her blog? This is weird! You aren’t supposed to say these things on your blog, that’s like stepping out of the blogger persona. But I like to…

Is this what they call a ‘quarter-life crisis’?

I was taking a stroll around Leuven the other day trying to distract myself. I have been thinking a lot about growing up lately. I am continuously struggling between doing what I want to do versus what society wants me…

25 Things To Do Before You’re 30

It’s already April! I cannot believe how fast time is flying. It feels like Christmas was just a few weeks ago. But I am really glad that the days are getting longer and that it finally is warm enough to go…

10 things that make me smile #2

I wrote a similar post about the things that make me smile a long time ago. As a matter of fact it was one of the first posts on this blog. And since it has been such a long time, I thought it was about…

23 things I learned in 23 years

I recently turned 23 (happy belated birthday to me!). And I cannot say that my life has always been easy. I will probably still face plenty of challenges. But I have learned from the hurt and loss I experienced in the…