The start of a blog, over a decade ago..

Over a decade ago, at the age of 16, I wrote: “Today I’m starting my first diary. I think it might be useful to write down my thoughts, feelings and emotions since these sometimes feel like too much for my teenage brain to handle. This way I can put my vision into words so later in life I can look back and see if life was really the way it seemed to me in the moment. I’m curious to see...

Cleansing and losing weight in the process

I like rituals, most of the time they come and go, but I have one that I perform every year. It originates from a very old fashioned tradition, but transformed in a modern fashion: the fast after Carnival. Carnival used to take place every year before the start of the fast, the forty days before Easter in which Christians could not eat meat. The festival started in Italy but also gained the interest of the Spanish and French who later...

Twenty-nine-and-one-day, a moment of reflection:

This year of my life started of difficult: my relationship did not bring either of us what we were looking for and with pain in our hearts, we decided to follow our own paths. Quickly after that I felt myself motivated to again build my own foundations in this life and to refuel creative ideas, new and old. It was a turbulent time, with tears of joy but also of sadness. I learned how to let something go that I’d...