A Brave New Year!

A Brave New Year!

2012 wasn’t an easy year for me, because of my divorce. But it’s typically in those times, when many things you believed in have been put upside down, that you re-think what you want to do in life.

Times like that bring the ideal opportunity to change things even further and finally start doing those things I always dreamed of.

So, I started 2013 with renewed energy and I have set some challenging goals:

  • Sports: do sports at least 2 times per week, preferable 3 times.

    Also learn front crawl swimming because I can only do breaststroke now. I’m already following swimming classes every Saturday since early January.

    Doing sports is very important to me, because I have to sit behind the computer all day to do my work, so I really need the body movement. And I believe that “Fitness can Help Through any Transition in Your Life“. An interesting article, btw.

  • Music: spend more time on my favorite hobby. This means listening to music, finding new and interesting new bands, enjoy some dj-ing at home and attend concerts and festivals.
    Of course this is not a big challenge for me, as it is my favorite hobby, but I neglected this hobby too much in the last year because I was too preoccupied with other things.
  • Social: spend more time with real friends and invest more in those relationships. I’m aware that I also neglected this during my marriage and divorce, but this will definitely change!
  • Business: start my own business. This is happening already and I’m all excited about it!

    This is the reason why I’m posting this only now and not in begin of January, because obviously I didn’t want my boss to find out yet. But meanwhile I have quit my job and I’m busy now starting up my own consulting company.

    I’m already assigned for 6 months on a first project, so things are looking bright. 🙂

Disabled for the holidays

It’s been ages since I wrote something on this blog. There were plenty of things to write about though because meanwhile many things have happened in my life: Nid and I got married, I changed jobs, we visited Nid’s family in Thailand and the most recent news is that I slipt while walking in the snow and I broke my left wrist.

So, now I am stuck at home for the holidays, with a metal plate on the inside and plaster on the outside of my arm. 🙁

It seems to takes ages to write this post as I’m typing with one hand, but time is the one thing I have plenty of now. So, you can expect some more posts in the next few days.

De Groene Big Bang

Eind februari contacteerde iemand me via deze blog met de vraag om een topic te starten over de site van de groene big bang. Normaal negeer ik zulke vragen (niet dat dat vaak voorkomt), maar voor een nobel doel als dit maak ik graag reclame. Bij deze:

Groene Big Bang

Groene Big Bang

New layout

Because I want to re-activate this blog again, one necessary thing to do (for me) is adding a new layout. 🙂

I’ve gone through many wordpress themes on the net and uploaded many of theme to this blog. After trying several of them out, I finally choose the Freshy theme by Jide.

I liked this design because it’s simpel and I can easily change the banner image from time to time.

So, now and then you will see a new banner image appear in here. I will only use images that I photographed myself. 😉

Blogging again

It’s been since july that I last wrote something on this blog and before that I wasn’t very active either. I still don’t want the pressure to write something on here every day, because after all I’m doing this for fun.

But, some new interesting topics came up that make me want to blog again. You’ll find out about those topics in my next posts. 😉

And yes, I start blogging in English again, because there might be people checking out this blog that don’t understand Dutch. 😉

Free hugs in Manila

Op 8 maart worden er door CouchSurfing leden gratis knuffels uitgedeeld aan het Cultural Center of the Philippines.

Meer info over de gratis knuffel campagne vind je op de Free Hugs Campaign website.

Aangezien ik dan in Manila ben ga ik foto’s nemen van de knuffelaars en natuurlijk ook zelf mee doen.

En blijkbaar heeft men het al eerder gedaan in Manila: