Real Talk

Hello readers, this post will be different from any other post you’ve ever seen here on Doris Dave. A tad more personal about what’s going on in my life. 2015 hasn’t been really good to me so far, except for school and internship. Passed for all my exams and most important of all, I passed for my main subject, graphic design. I had some real struggles when my old macbook crashed! 

So yeah, January and February were very intense months. Dealing with a lot of stress, little amount of sleep, barely a social life and other events that made me insecure and feel lost, which made me a total unhealthy and unhappy mess. One of my biggest fears, and I’m definitely not the only one, is that I don’t want to let anyone down. Work hard for school, post regularly on my blog and on other platforms, focus on other projects, stay in touch with people, help at home… This made me forget about who I am. Neglected myself, forgot to take care of myself. And because of a recent event, I realised/saw what was happening to me. Kind of like a wake up call. It definitely made me more mature and stronger. Thanks to friends and family, especially my loving mom, they made me realise of certain things, what I'm capable of...,  made me think positive and smile again.

It’s maybe very vague. Not telling you everything, because it isn't necessary. I don't want to share every negative detail with you guys. This blog is meant for positive vibes, inspiration and maybe now and then some real talk won't hurt. This is the reason why I haven’t been regularly on the blog and other social media platforms. Thanks to my internship and other activities I forget about all those negative feelings. 

And hey, a new month has started and I’m feeling good! I had the time to reflect and think what went wrong. Wounds are still fresh, but time will heal they say. It’s true. And it definitely gets better when YOU make changes. Think positive, don't hide your feelings, share it with others and surround yourself with people who love and support you. And now I want to make a change! It’s time to get back up and think of myself. I haven’t felt that fresh and new since I was a blondie! Time to let go of the past and focus on now and the future. And I’m so ready for it! Let’s kick some ass!

Also a big big big thanks to the ones who read and support my blog and thank you for your patience. I really appreciate it. I love this place and I’ve totally neglected this. I want this little piece of the world wide web to be a strong, positive and inspiring place. I’m going to take my time and show you step by step! 

It such a relief to share this with you readers. Even though it's just a little summary of what's going on. It just felt wrong to blog further and fake how I'm feeling at the moment. Hope you guys are well!

Love, Doris


  1. How you summarized what you were feeling is exactly how I felt at the end of last year. Which is why I made my motto for this year Treat yo' self! I'm so glad you shared this and will start to post more, I absolutely love your blog. Can't wait to read more!

  2. Wow great post I love the honesty because im going through something similar, and the way this is written is perfect,
    thanks for sharing,


  3. I totally get you about not wanting to blog because of feeling fake. I went through the exact same thing in Feb. It was such a shitty month that I didn't go on the internet for two weeks (I was blogging daily and youtube uploading weekly). Sometimes though its best to disappear to regroup. And the honesty is always so refreshing. Sending you rad vibes and love.

  4. Dag Gladys

    ik volg je blog al superlang en heb eigenlijk nog nooit gereageerd, maar ik dacht dat dit wel geschikt was. :-)
    Ik vind je blog echt super en kijk er regelmatig op voor inspiratie want ik ben een grote fan van je stijl! De laatste maanden merkte ik wel dat je niet vaak postte en ik dacht dat je het druk had met andere projecten, maar het doet me pijn om te horen dat je je zo slecht voelde. Ik herken mezelf echt in je maar ik wil je zeggen dat ik je steun en hoop dat je snel weer positieve energie vindt om te bloggen maar vooral, dat je zelf gelukkig bent en je goed voelt! Want dat is het belangrijkste. Je inspireert veel mensen, daar ben ik zeker van! Dankzij jou denk ik erover om zelf een blog te beginnen, wat ik vroeger nooit zou gedurfd hebben! Dus maak je geen zorgen, do you, en dan komt de rest vanzelf :-)


  5. Love the look ! That top is so cute !


  6. Your blog is amazing! I do really like it! I know how much time it requires, but you did a really good job! Keep doing it!) I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!

    Diana Cloudlet

  7. Nice ! J'adore le jeans ! Ca fait plaisir de voir d'autres blogueuses belges sur la toile :)
    Je t'ai follow via GFC #520, follow me back :)


  8. Love this! ♥
    You are making me jealous, pretty!