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…

The ups and downs of blogging

I have been blogging for about 10 months now. The majority of the time I have loved doing it but there have been a few times I felt a little down about my blog and blogging in general. Since I have…

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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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Sexual harassment and feminism

This is not a post I expected to write any time soon. But after a frustrating conversation a couple of weeks ago I thought it was necessary to talk to you about sexual harassment.

Being positive on the web

“That girls does not deserve all the attention she gets”. “How can she be so annoying, I really hate it when she talks in her videos.” “That guy looks so gay in his latest blog post.”  These are only a few of…

10 things that make me smile

I have always found writing about the things I love really calming and also in a way quite satisfying. Doing what I love makes me feel happy and self-content. So writing about things that make me smile should have twice that effect,…

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Feel-good songs: 10 songs that will cheer you up

Whenever I am sad, I listen to music. I somehow find comfort in the melody and lyrics. Listening to feel-good music always makes me feel better. So I created a list in the hope it will cheer you up on sad days as…

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