Take a quick peek inside of my mind
Where to start? I always have a lot of trouble figuring out what to write about myself, but for you I’m willing to give it a try. My name is Iris and I’m a self-proclaimed booknerd and exercise junkie. I’m a Dutchie living the student life in a kickass studio-apartment in Leiden. I am and always have been (and probably will continue to be for the rest of my life) a self-proclaimed book addict. I am a bachelor student English Language & Culture studying hard to pursue my long-time dream of (hopefully) someday working at a publishing house. I have always loved to read, and I can’t really see myself anywhere else but working in publishing in the future. I’m a bit of a health-nut. I love working out and running, and actively chase a healthy lifestyle. This blog is my own little corner (online) where I talk about everything that keeps me busy. I review books, talk exercise and running, and will share some of my favorite (healthy, and occasionally not so healthy) recipes. Everything you’ll find will be genuine, and a 100% me.
Sometime in March 2013 (whew, I’m getting old) I decided it would be fun to start a personal blog. I thought a blog would be a great way to develop my own voice in writing and so IRISJEXX was born. Never could I have imagined all the hours of hard work and effort would go into this blog, but it proved to be one of the best decisions I ever made and somewhere along the way I fell in love with blogging. I have had so many great opportunities and met so many amazing people through my blog, I probably wouldn’t be where I am now if it wasn’t for my that tiny decision I made in back in March 2014.
IRISJEXX started out solely as a book blog. But after 3 years of blogging I decided it was time for a change. I loved reviewing books, but I realized there was so much more to me than my love for books. Reading is a huge part of my life, and will probably always be, but there were other things meant just as much to me as reading did. I love running, working out, and a healthy lifestyle, and it bothered me that I wasn’t sharing that side of me with my readers. I was really hesitant about combining the two, but in April 2016 I decided to take the leap and incorporate a Fit & Health section into my blog.
With my posts I hope to inspire and motivate you. Whether it’ll be to inspire you to read a book I’ve read and absolutely loved or to give you that little push you needed to start working out. I know how scary it can be to start something new, and sometimes all you need is a litte push. I hope I get to be that little push in the right direction for you, but don’t forget that it works the other way around as well, because so many of you inspire me as well. I want to share with you, but I hope that in return you’ll want to share with me as well!