Why taking a break was the best thing I’ve done this year

I’m back! This summer I took an unplanned two month blogging break and it was one of the better decisions, although it was not a conscious one. Why? Because I had to open up my mind again. I just read something in Creativity Inc (by president of Pixar Ed Catmull) and all I could think was: yes, yes, yes! How can the man be right about everything. Truly: if you haven’t read it yet, you must. Here it is: “When a new company is formed, its founders must have a startup mentality—a beginner’s mind, open to everything because, well, what

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S01E02 | If it’s not for you, it’s not for you

I came to realize that if something is not for you, you can try to be whatever it takes to fit in but you just won’t. Knowing what makes you happy is key. Ten years ago there was this story in the newspapers about a seventeen year old boy who happened to have the highest grades of all high school kids. And all he wanted to be was a bus driver. A bus driver! Amazing. He had to wait until he was 21 to actually be able to drive a bus legally, so he went on to study physics. Or

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GOALS | 4 April

Want to be relevant in your thirties? Be fucking good at something

S01E01 | Finding your place while being relevant Listening to Garence Dore’s podcast is like a long lunch with good friends (just listen to the one with Isabel Marant and Caroline de Maigret to see for yourself). And it’s perfect to get your mind off of you’re sorry state while attempting to work-out. So while running yesterday (attempt number 100…) I was listening to Garance and LA based sister duo Erin and Sarah foster. And I felt completely zen. I was running through fields, the sun was shining and my eyes were getting used to seeing something else than my

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GOALS | 23 March

What if you don’t know what you want?

I’ve been reading a lot about goal setting and happiness, and while reading those books it all sounds so easy. After finishing a book you get the feeling you’ve figured out life. Hah, think again! These last two months I’ve felt somewhat lost. Don’t get me wrong: I absolutely love to be a full time entrepreneur, but my end goal is somewhat fuzzy. When I started blogging I needed a creative outlet, something that was my own. I had a clear vision of the kind of blogposts I’d be writing. I never expected in a million years so many of you

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GOALS | 18 March

Getting inspired by random people

Somehow I didn’t get the whole vlogging hype. I found most vlogs way too long and boring and skipped through them, wondering what the hell people liked about vlogs. And then I discovered Casey Neistat. Yes, I’m a bit late I know. The guy has been on YouTube since 2010 (I had to check Wikipedia for that fact) and has been vlogging daily for over a year now. It’s like discovering your new favorite series, finding out it’s been running for 7 seasons and binge watching episode after episode for the complete night. Which is pretty much what I’ve been doing.

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