a short story about me

Today I'm sharing a little more about myself. I wrote this short story about me in the summer of 2016 for the about page of this blog. In the year prior to writing this version of my biography, I had written five or six version for several assignments for my masters degree. Along the road of that series of assignments, I discovered that I no longer wanted to live with the story I was telling about myself. So I set out on a mission to rewrite it on a more positive note. A bold move, but it turned out to be a key element in the recovery from my burnout. At this point in time I no longer feel the need to share this story on my about page, however I do like to keep it in the archives for myself and whomever…


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chicken tacos & pineapple salsa

Over the past couple of years the sad excuse of a mall that connected our city's railway station to the city centre since the early 1970's  has been replaced by some high end building that reminds me of some of the more modern Middle Eastern and Asian malls and airports. As you might imagine, the first time I went there, it somewhat felt like I no longer was in my hometown. One of the new features of this mall is the food court, something we didn't have before and I only knew from my travels to Asia. Since we have this food court we finally have a joint that serves proper Mexican food. Although, my joy was short-lived since almost all the sides are mixed with red onion.


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poland, september 2018

Early on a Sunday morning in the beginning of September, Matthijs and I collected our camping gear, warm clothing and books, and squeezed everything in our tiny rental car. Our first stop: a small village in the eastern part of the Netherlands, because I had agreed to lead the church service that Sunday morning. It was the first time my grandparents attended one of my services, which made it extra special. Afterwards we took some time to enjoy a cup of coffee and a piece of pie with them. What better way to start your vacation then by spending some time with your grandparents?


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