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Wandelen

Gisteren ben ik weer eens gaan wandelen. Dat heb ik nu lang niet gedaan. Ik weer niet waarom, maar ik kon me er niet toe zetten om te gaan wandelen. Als ik er aan dacht dan vond ik het te veel gedoe. Hoe dan? Er is toch niets makkelijker dat een wandeling maken? Gisteren is … Continue reading Wandelen

Feeling alive

I haven't felt like that for a long time. Alive, content, calm, not wishing to be someone else or somewhere else, even though I'm still not having everything I need. It took me a while to get to this place. First, I left the job that was bad for me. It broke my heart, because … Continue reading Feeling alive

Not reading enough

I still don't read enough. Not enough for me, not enough to be happy about my reading. I'm often distracted, be it by the news, or by scrolling social media feeds or by I don't even know what. It's bothering me, because reading is like breathing to me and it's already a second month of … Continue reading Not reading enough

Is algorithm killing our creativity?

People often say that Instagram is such a creative medium, but I have some doubts about it. I mean, can we say that about some medium only because many creatives are using it to showcase their work? It may be a good medium for creatives, but I wouldn't call it creative. For me Instagram is … Continue reading Is algorithm killing our creativity?

Year of reading from home: January and February

It's not going great. I've had a great start in December, but in January and February I've only picked-up 10 books from my own TBR-piles and I'm still reading three of them. (You can see all that I'm currently reading here.) And I've read 19 books this year already! Two of them were for work, … Continue reading Year of reading from home: January and February

Is Keep Calm and Carry On weer actueel?

Sinds donderdag begin ik mijn dag met het checken van het nieuws. De drang om te weten hoe het gaat en wat er 's nachts gebeurd is is groot, maar het maakt het ook moeilijk voor mij om aan mijn dag te beginnen. Ik krijg het gevoel dat het weinig zin heeft om aan mijn … Continue reading Is Keep Calm and Carry On weer actueel?

Telling the whole story

There are so many people who claim to educate, on Instagram, blogs, or any other place on the internet. And still something is missing most of the time.I don’t want to hear the psychological slogans someone’s read in a self-help book. I don’t want you to tell me how to live my life. I want … Continue reading Telling the whole story

Let’s be honest: I don’t create only for myself

There it was again, "Remember that you're not creating for an audience, you're creating for yourself." You should hear me grind my teeth when I've read this. That's such a bullshit. If you're putting your work out there to be seen, you're not creating only for yourself. And there's no shame in this. You should … Continue reading Let’s be honest: I don’t create only for myself

Sharing my little stories

In Little Stories of Your Life, Laura Pashby guides us gently through different ways of telling stories, using pictures and/or words. While reading I had a feeling that a friend was quietly telling me what she’s learned and how she does it.For me this book was a reminder of who I am. And even though … Continue reading Sharing my little stories

Lezen uit eigen voorraad

Ergens in november vorig jaar heb ik besloten dat het hoogste tijd was om mijn te-lezen-stapels wat kleiner te maken. Vanaf december lees ik dus voornamelijk uit eigen voorraad. Ik heb het een year of reading from home genoemd, maar een jaar van huis lezen bekt niet zo lekker. Of toch wel? Ik ben realistisch, … Continue reading Lezen uit eigen voorraad