Don’t be afraid

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“Don’t be afraid, I am with you. Everything will be alright.” Those are probably the most reassuring words you could have ever heard as a kid when your mom or dad said this whenever you got paralyzed by some enormous attack of fear. By saying this your parents not only comforted you and showed their love for you. They, knowingly …

Little ducks swimming by

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So the other day I kinda found out how amazing walking in nature is. I admit, I only walked 20 minutes away from my home, but still I got to a nice little forest by the lakeside. If only I ever knew, I would have done this way earlier in my life, oh well, things happen for a reason. Alright …

Am I imagining people?

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Last week, I have had quite the realization… And I am only now starting to get the whole grasp of it all. What I am talking about right now, is imagery. And then I don’t talk about nice pictures and symbols or something like that, or am I? Not in the way that you are imagining them right now. I …

Stress and Anxiety

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How do you handle a manipulator? Or a person that gives you so much stress you almost fall into a nervous breakdown? A person that haunts you when you just come near his area, in your thoughts. A person that makes you relive previous hurtful experiences. Experiences you never thought you would have to go back to. You encounter flaws …

The Sun Will Rise

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Is our world going to hell? You don’t have to look far in the news to ask yourself this question. New stories seem to come up everywhere in the news, every day. I am wondering when this will all end, if there will be a nice ending to all of this. Or if we, as the world, will have the …

Moving on…

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I need to die.   Yes, you read that well. I need to die. But not in the physical way of things. I need to die in the spiritual meaning of the word. An old version of myself has to make way for a new version of me. Last time I wrote on this blog, I was talking about a …

A New Chapter

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**Note:** I wrote this blog on the plane ride from America back home, to Amsterdam. It might be a little while ago since I wrote this, but I still feel this is very much true… Not only for me, but also for a lot of other people out there. So, here you go: my latest Blog! My life as a …

End of the Holidays

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The holidays are officially done now, and boy, were they fun. I went back to my family in the Netherlands and had such a good time! Do you know when people say “I’m not gonna do anything this holiday!” and then spend their whole holiday going to museums and going sightseeing and shopping? Well, I was not one of them, I …

Alive and Well

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I’m still alive… If you guys were wondering. I thought, it’s been awhile, so let’s do this. Our season is in full swing at the moment, we have had some long weeks already. Weeks in which we played 5 games in 6 days, or a weekend in which we had to drive close to 5 hours to the town of …

School, Basketball & America (Dutch)

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Een droom, een visie, een doel, een passie. Dat is waarom ik naar Amerika ben gegaan, om al dat waar te maken. Om te doen wat ik het allerleukste vind op deze wereld, basketballen. Dat is waar ik mijn hele “normale” leven aan heb opgegeven, en ik heb er echt geen moment spijt van. Laat mij nu het plaatje even …