Life, Actually

Life in the Netherlands, because it goes on!

About this Blog

How many of you have spent your entire life living in the same city or the same country? Have you ever wondered how it feels to live outside your comfort zone?

This is the spirit of the “Life, Actually” blog. At first, I wanted this to be a journal of my one-year life in the Netherlands. I understand, moving and living abroad is a morbid thought, so I’d like a space where I can express my thoughts freely. One year turned into two years, and now I’ve lived in the Netherlands for five years and not looking back.

So, if you wonder how it feels like to live outside your home country, or if you’re preparing to move abroad, this is a safe place for you. Happy reading!

About the Author

My name is Crystal and I am an immigrant. I moved from sunny Indonesia to the cloudy Netherlands in 2015, and I haven’t looked back ever since. Currently, I work as a Content Creative and I like spending my weekends to cook and to play The Sims 4.

I also have a blog about my homemade food recipes. Check my food blog at Food by Crystal.