Happy (delayed) blog-birthday

Monday, March 16, 2015

My blog celebrated at the beginning of March (yes yes I'm late) his second birthday. Unfortunately, I forgot. So better late, than never. Happy Birthday The Mind Of An Exchange 

Fun facts about my blog: 
First header.
  • March 3, 2013 I wrote my first blog post. I made a Phone holder. 
  • I'm an exchange student and it is never quiet in my head. That's where my name comes from.
  • I'm very insecure about my blog, but I notice a lot of progress and I have no idea what I'm doing.
  • I changed my lay-out and headers to many times already. 
  • I blogged on other blogs before this one. I have a personal blog, a writing blog and a journalism portfolio blog.


Pictured: Axelle

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Voor een schoolopdracht moesten we een model strikken en spelen met natuurlijk licht. Axelle, een vriendin die sowieso al fotogeniek is zag het meteen zitten. Ik ben alles behalve een goede fotograaf, maar toch ben ik blij met hoe deze foto's er uitzien. 


Model: Axelle Troch 
Locatie: Hof Ten Hemelrijk


February, where are you?

Friday, March 13, 2015

We say it constantly, but this year I really think "Where has time been?" I can't believe february is gone. And to be honest this recap might be a bit boring since I have slacked a bit if it came to blogging. Anyway my little Valentine"s month

In february I ....

▲ I have been to a bloggers-meet-up where I met some bloggers.


My sister and I went to the holiday market in Bruxelles, were we took some random pictures.

▲ Both my sisters, my sister-in-law and my cousin-in-law went to the carnival of Aalst.

▲ Valentine's day, you ask? I spent it at a great party with some friends.

▲ I interviewed Willow. Which you can listen to here! (I was very excited) 

▲ The end of february, I had another AFS-camp, which was intensive but fun. The theme was animals.

▲  I also practiced my yoga-moves a bit more. Yoga is all about falling down and standing up again.

 Books I read: 
- Still struggling with Ho Voglia Di Te
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer Stone (Re-read)-
- De moord op Miss Belgiƫ

Movies seen: 
Is it okay for my mind to go blank? I don't think I have seen a new movie.

How was yours? 


A picture an hour: March 3

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Or should I stay.. an attempt to a picture an hour? I forgot to take pictures, even though this day was pretty awesome. So here's a little diary of my day. 

6.00 am My cat doesn't feel like waking up, and neither do I.

07.00 am  The joy of early classes.

08.00- 10.30 am Radio class.We had to bring an item and I also did the technique. My teacher told me: "You have talent." His compliment totally made my day. 

10.30am - 12.30pm  I took this picture secretly so I cut the boy's head of. We had to brainstorm in group for our radio show in May. Excited! (Bummer, I won't be presenting, since I'm a talent in technique.) 
13.00 And again I forgot to take a picture. I got interviewed by 21bis.be 
Picture by Elisse Lenaars
14.00 - 19.00pm  Class Class Class... work... work... work..

20.00 pm Finally at Bruxelles. Waiting to go home. 

22.00pm  Ugly faces, sad faces.. I'm so done for today. Hello bed! (I walked trough rain and I had a terrible evening since my stomach started to hurt and I just wanted to sleep.) 

Gewoon dingen

Transformation Monday

Monday, March 09, 2015

Last week has been all about my personal story. I shared my biggest mistake which I honestly learned to talk about. So thank you for the lovely comments and emails. Today is also very personal. I share with you two different versions of me. It's time for Melissa's transformation.

BEFORE - 2012                    AFTER - 2015

The picture left is taken in 2012 when my family and I traveled to Denmark. I dyed my hair blond and gained a lot of weight.

The right one is taken march 8, 2015. As you can see I changed a lot. I lost some weight again, turned my hair back brown and changed my clothing style. The picture down is just because it's okay to do something crazy while having a little shoot.

harry potter

Harry Potter Tag

Monday, March 02, 2015

Harry potter have been a part of my life since I was in high school. The characters were my forbidden best friends at night. (I secretly read the books under my sheets ) and I counted the days until the new book or movie came out. Somduyiti posted the Harry Potter tag on One Tiny Wish and I immediately copied it.