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Free the freckles

Blogger and cat lover In love with books, pizzas and DiCaprio Writing is my passion

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I'mMaëva

French student and blogger

Welcome to Free the freckles, where I love to write about anything that comes to my mind, with no taboo. I’m 21, I’ve got freckles (you get it now) and I’m a grumpy French, sometimes, who writes in English. I love books, cats, le barbu, pizzas and Dicaprio. Besides that, there is not much that you need to know about me. Except that his blog has seen is first day back in 2017, and I'm proud that I manage to keep it that long.

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How to: enjoy the little things


We all tend to wait to live many great things like travel to beautiful places, eat great food and meet amazing people. And let’s admit it, we live in a society where things like that are put forward, especially with the help of social media like instagram where everyone’s life (mostly) looks perfect. And I’m sorry to say it but, life isn’t. So let’s appreciate the things we have in our life. 

I don’t live often this kind of great and amazing stuff, but I do love my life. And why? Because I’ve learned how to appreciate the little moments and things that are beautiful and perfect to me. It can be having the window wide open in a summer night with 60s old song in the background, it can be buying a new plant or just a moment shared with someone. Happiness can be in the details, so we have to stop waiting for it and just start looking for it. 






 Here’s what I loved lately: 
- Planting seeds with the barbu, I like to call ourselves old people because we tend to look like a very old couple. But I like that. 

- Buying a new mirror: I know I have to stop buying stuff, but this place needed a nice mirror and I found one which does not coast as much as my rent. 

- Changing my wardrobe: the other day, I spend my morning clearing out my wardrobe and selling stuff and trying to focus only on the thing I love and which looks like me. This also means me, scrolling thousands of clothes to find the right thing that I can wear… 

- Discovering new and inspiring people to follow: I’m going to do a post on the people that I love following the most, because there is so many great people out there. But finding people that inspire me can be a real source of happiness (and I can be quite obsess too, tell me I’m not the only one…) 

- Waiting to spend time with my love ones: I only got a few friends and my boyfriend (mostly) where I live, my family isn’t far away, but I don’t see them quite often. And lately I’ve realized how much they are important and also how much it’s important to focus on the things I love about them, and not the negative ones. 





- Planning the future: this one is as stressful as positive because there is so much that should change during the next months and I’m really looking forward to that as much as it stresses me out.  (oh, and I validated my year so this makes me really happy!)

- Finishing a great book: it’s been a while since I haven’t read a really good book, you know. One I read in two days and are just amazing, a lot of suspense and creepy stuff. Puzzle by Franck Thilliez has been the one, and it’s really great. 

Oh and yes, there is a Naruto figurine. It's not mine, but it's not just my place so I had to have it here (even if it's not pretty and doesn't go with anything, sorry love).

Here are a few things that I loved in my life lately.  So now it’s your turn to tell me one little thing of your life.

The power of writing


From how long as I can remember, probably since the day I could write my name properly, I had a notebook where I could write anything that came to my mind. Of course, at that time it was more about who I was in love with that day or any problem that you can have at 6 but still. Writing was already something that felt right, a place where I could share my thoughts and basically talk to someone/something.

Where to eat : Rennes


For almost two years now, I have been living in Rennes, a beautiful city in Britany which feels like home. During this two years, I've discovered many places that I really love, and I wanted to share these places with you in case you live in Rennes and you want to discover new places to go or to eat, or if you want to visit.

I don't know what to do with my life ... and I think that's okay!


From how long as I can remember, I always had a path, clear in my head that I would take. I was maybe 10 when I said to my mom what I wanted to do: go to a good high school and then continue to college (I even know which cities – and I was right!). I already knew what I wanted to do with my life, or at least til my 20s: study to do something cool, have a good job and a good life. This 10 years old me is now studying English at uni, have done everything she wanted and probably more, and haven’t still figure out what she could possibly do after. This is one of the question I heard the most in my life: “What do you want to be in life?”. Of course, before, I said to them a teacher, an air hostess or even becoming a model. Now that I’m in my 20s, I need to give them a concrete answer that will reassure them in a way so they don’t think I’m a young and desperate woman who is in college, but as still no idea what she is going to do in two years time (yep, that’s me). This question is really tricky because, even if they mean well, I hate it. I’m getting stressed out, nervous and terribly anxious about my future.

What I've been loving this week #6

1. Recently, I've just finished "Why I'm no longer talking to white people about race" by Reni Eddo-Lodge and I think it's great. Really, everyone should read it. I've learnt and realized a lot of things. There is so much that we did not know or simply did not see and this book is an eye opener.

2. Christine and the Queens's new song, I love her, I love her music, I love her way of thinking and I've been waiting for this new song for years (and waiting even more for her new album). It's different, cool and I love it !


3. I love tv show, I tend to watch them more than movies as I'm not great at keeping focus more than 2 hours in a movie. The last show I watch is This is us. It's been a while since I say I'll watch it but I finally got into it and I think it's great. A lot of deep and meaningful lessons, it touches many problems that we can relate to. And most of the characters are awesome, trust me, you're gona cry at every single episode...



4. After seeing this video, I'm glad to know that the Irish women will now have the choice and liberty to make their own decisions about abortion. It was about time, and I think it's a very important subject, it's about our life, our body and every women should be able to do what they want with it, without getting in trouble or in danger for this liberty.


quotes

Don't feel stupid if you don't like what everyone else pretend to love.

Emma Watson

Actress and feminist

I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.

Rebecca West

Author and Feminist

I used to think freedom was being not attached to anything. I’ve been working on redefining that, that freedom is not about being not attached to people. You can still be free when people love you.

Jemima Kirke

Actress

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