Author: Tilly

March 13, 2017 Tilly No comments exist

“Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do!” ~ Steve Jobs. Though he was referring to products and companies I think it als applies to people. By now we’ve learned that multitasking only diminishes productivity and that it is better to limit distractions. Last week I experienced the power of…

October 31, 2016 Tilly No comments exist

As the marathon date is getting near, I experience a bulk of emotions. Though that may be expected, it freaks me out, sort of. Experiencing emotions is new to me. Normally I succeed in following ratio, thereby trumping emotions. But it’s different now. It’s been a while since I took up such a big challenge…

October 6, 2016 Tilly No comments exist

Birthday month, and all I can think of is “what if..” September always comes with excitement. It’s the moment to reconnect with friends, classmates and colleagues as everyone gets ready to fire it up in school, at work and the gym after a slow and (if lucky) a lazy summer. Often people cannot wait to…

September 23, 2016 Tilly 1 comment

A special project: festival vlogging for local television! A fun project that took me way out of my comfort zone, and helped me to improve my storytelling. This summer I participated in a very special project: vlogging for local television! Salto, a local Amsterdam Television broadcaster, and YELP Amsterdam started a project called Festival Journaal…

April 27, 2016 Tilly No comments exist

April: Bowie, 10 K And A Good Laugh April always brings out the best of me, as it is hard not to be happy, enthusiastic and full of life when the world awakens and everything comes to bloom. Add to that a visit to the “David Bowie is” exposition in Groningen and my very first official run and you…

March 22, 2016 Tilly 1 comment

A short assessment of the new lifestyle A birthday, assessment and surgery; what a month! March 2016 The month started in celebrations, my son turned 19! And with my dad abroad and stepmother busy it was up to me to make him his favourite Surinam dish: rice with Pom. A first that felt like an…

February 29, 2016 Tilly 1 comment

New adventures and a breakdown Living the new normal, and finding out there’s more to it than meets the eye. Februari 2016 Did I speak of a Rollercoaster ride in November? I spook to soon. This month was even crazier. Travelling, running adventures, illness, a breakdown, and a new start. I am starting to think that…

January 21, 2016 Tilly No comments exist

New beginnings Exploring the new year, new traditions, new therapies, new products, and more. January started rather adventurous, as I participated in a (Dutch) tradition the nieuwjaarsduik (Polor bear plunge, Loony dook). And with it came the feeling (as it often comes at the beginning of the year), that this time everything would be different! But…

January 1, 2016 Tilly 1 comment

The tradition of the Polar Bear Plunge, Loony dook, or “Nieuwjaarsduik”, as we say it in Dutch, always intrigued me. Brave people that defy the cold and take a plunge in the often freezing cold water to start the new year afresh. Okay, usually not literally freezing, but very very cold. So when in November a…