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Live now

April 10, 2014

The other night I was on the phone with my grandma. When she was my age, older people had told her to do the things she really wanted to do right then, because else it might not happen anymore. That’s something I’ve also read in several articles: when you’re young you think you have all the time in the world, but as you get older, you realise that time is more limited. There is a saying ‘Live like today is your last day’. I think that’s not very practical, but there is a point in that. You don’t know if... View Article

4 lessons learned from playing paintball

April 4, 2014

Last week I went paintballing with my colleagues of Media Injection. It was a beautiful day, nice weather and lots of excitement. When I was later looking back at it, I realised there are a couple of lessons I learned from this experience. 1. Keep your head cool As soon as the startsign is given, everything becomes a big chaos. Chaos on the field and in your head. The adrenaline rushes through your body and you have to be continuously alert. At that moment it’s a challenge to keep your head cool. The same thing can happen when you’re in... View Article

Wake up earlier and happier

April 2, 2014

Last Tuesday I woke up super happy without a reason. The feeling lasted practically the whole day and when I went to bed at night I was still smiling. The next mornings I woke up just normal again and that made me think. Wouldn’t it be nice to wake up excited every day? Some people might think I’m naturally always happy. I think I’m more positive than most people, but just like everyone it can also a challenge for me to set the right mood for the day. So I did some research and read some interesting articles about how... View Article

Do what you love

March 25, 2014

I love to write. Most of the time I write code. Regularly I write thoughts and ideas down in a journal and from time to time I make notes in a notebook or in Evernote. Next to all that, I also got the desire to write publicly again, so tonight I quickly set up this blog. It still needs some finishing touches, but as I’m learning from the book I’m reading at the moment: it’s important to just make a start and so here I am. My idea is to write short blogs about Webdevelopment, UI Design and more interesting... View Article