“The Big Apple, The City that Never Sleeps, The Capital of the World, The Empire City or New Amsterdam” A city with many nicknames, but with one universally known one: New York City. Many music artists, such as Frank Sinatra and Alicia Keys, have dedicated world famous songs to this amazing city and after I visited it for the first time, I know why people talk about this city so much. Find out why I love New York, where I think you should go and some hidden gems I found in this week’s blog!
What do you believe? Do you believe in God? Allah? The Universe? The Big Bang? Or are you a non-believer? Whatever it is, after going to my very first service at the Brooklyn Tabernacle church this Sunday morning, I taught it was time to write about my experience and why I believe in the power of believing. Find out what I learned from this impressive, holy and unique experience at a church in Brooklyn this morning below, and why I think everyone should believe.
“Follow your dreams”, “Dream big and you’ll get there”. Sayings that are easier said than done. How do you even dream (big)? Where do you start? How can you ever reach something as intangible as a dream?
Sharing the dreams you have accomplished is something relatively easy to do. Something our society is very keen on nowadays. People use their Instagram to show of their highlight reels, to show how awesome their lives are. The goal? Show how extraordinary you are and try to inspire people by pushing them to dream big, follow their heart and emphasize that the results will follow. Delusional? I think so. The intentions might be good, but the message is often wrongly understood. It is causing a lot of insecurity, fear and self doubt.
However, after my first dream has come true (joining the Business Leadership Program at LinkedIn), I believe there is a way to reaching your dreams! I believe dreams can and will come true! Find out why below.
A long range-, exotic-, distance-, remoteness-, partway- or just long distance relationship, you have them in all sorts of forms and names. They all have one thing in common: not physically being together with the person you want to be together with. Moreover, probably the kind of relationship everyone tries to avoid. After being separated with my girlfriend for the past 6 months, being 6500 km apart and having a 6-hour time difference, I think it is time to share the lessons I have learned from this experience. Why do I think it’s important to share these lessons? Well, everyone who is in a long distance relationship or ever has been, knows goddamn well how though it can be. Therefore, I like to share my tips and tricks, advice and experience in order to make yours maybe a little bit easier. Enjoy reading!
Having my last week in Barcelona, I realized that it was soon time to leave this amazing city. What was I going to miss? What did I enjoy the most? What do I believe Barcelona has to offer? Besides the amazing people I’ve met and the new things I have tried, ie. Yoga classes, Salsa and Bachata classes, Wu shu kung fu classes, there are a few things that stand out for me. The past 5 months have been amazing and I will definitely miss this city. However, what will I miss most? What has Barcelona taught me? Find it out below!
Is it because of a different culture? Or just because everything is new? Or because you are constantly out of your comfort zone? Or maybe a mix? I believe that living abroad gives you experiences no book, subject or person can ever teach you. Living abroad to me equals experiencing life through another lens, another filter. It has given me so many great opportunities, taught me many lessons made me the person who I am today. Find out why I love living abroad and read about an amazing story of randomly meeting new people.
‘A new year, full of new challenges. Dream big and you will get there’. It is that time of the year again: January. Social Media is filled with New Year’s resolutions and everyone is busy with sharing their goals and dreams for 2018. Wherever you look, you find the question: ‘What are your dreams for 2018?’ ‘What are your New Year’s resolutions?’ But why do we even set resolution? Where is this tradition coming from? And do I believe in setting resolutions? Did I set any? Find it all out below in this week’s blog!
What does reflection mean to you? Does it feel like an obligation or something you should do? Do you hate reflecting? Or is it something you like to do because you experience the benefits? No matter what you think about reflection, around this time of the year it’s the one thing everyone seems to be talking about: ‘Reflecting’. ‘It’s the end of the year and everyone should reflect on the previous year and sets their goals for 2018.’ Hopefully you all enjoyed a wonderful Christmas, but there is no time to sit back and relax: you should have reflected on 2017 and set a clear path towards your goals in 2018 already. Or at least that is what society is telling us, almost demanding from us. But what does reflection do? Why should you reflect? What does it give me and why should you even consider it? Find out below how I reflect and most importantly what it is giving me!
Do you know that island in the Atlantic Ocean? That Island where it always rains? The island where people only drink Guinness and eat stews? That island where everyone has red hair and is always drunk? That island with an accent you cannot understand? The island where they speak with a funny accent and use words like ‘craic’, ‘savage’ and ‘grand’?. The island called Ireland! An island that is well known for all its stereotypes, but that is special to me. An island I absolutely love, find out why in this week’s blog!
Do you know that feeling of always think that you have to do more, to accomplish more? Do you know that burning desire of being inspirational, extraordinary, or maybe just not mediocre? Do you know the feeling of always needing to take the difficult road, because the easy one feels just too easy? Well, I do. And I found out that always doing more, choosing the hard, difficult road does not always lead to becoming more. Even though the whole world of social media, influencers and entrepreneurs is telling you that it will and that you should never settle for less. Find out what I tried to prove to myself, why I always wanted to do more (not for the better) and why I believe that taking a step back can be powerful, instead of always wanting to do more and go forward. Spoiler alert: it's not a short one.