Hi, my name is Thinkie, welcome to my blog!
I'm a student in cultural studies, a museum enthusiast, a scrapbooker and an art journaler. I love to travel within Europe and I enjoy photography. You can read more about me on my homepage.


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I enjoy:

Ali Edwards
Celine Navarro
Michelle LaPoint Rydell
Elise Blaha
Les ateliers de Karine
Amy Tangerine
A Beautiful Mess
Balzer Designs
Bram's tea blog

And in Dutch I enjoy:

Maarten Batenburg
Museum Meermanno
Roeland van Wely

I live, I love, I create, I capture, I learn, I enjoy.

Learn and Listen

My word for 2011 was learn. Becoming a part time student and continuing reading, looking things up, travelling, visiting museums, watching documentaries and attending lectures made learning pretty much the main focus of my life this past year. I LOVE being a student. And by volunteering at a museum, I added learning from work experience. My appetite for knowledge is being stilled and next to being happy with Maarten, friends, relatives and pets, travelling and being creative, this is how I would like to spend the rest of my life, later on taking the museum-thing to a professional level. I've found my groove, and learning is a huge part of that. I might choose other 'words of the year' (hooray for Ali Edwards inspiring the one little word tradition!) but Learn has been, is and will be pretty much the word of my life. It fits me like the comfiest warm, soft sweater imaginable.

But there's more to it than that, 2011 wasn't just about intellectual learning. Halfway 2010 I suddenly had a personal growthspurt and over the past 1,5 years I've learned a lot about myself and about other people and how to relate to them. I feel like I was functioning on an adult level in most ways, but my social growth had been slowed down due to my ME, I just didn't get as much chances of experiencing social interaction in different situations as most healthy people do. I think I'm still a non-conformist weirdo but I'm much more confident and can cope much better in whatever social situation I might come across than I used to.

All this learning and growing and being able to get out there has brought me something good, a sort of unforseen side effect that I'm really enjoying: I have made new friends and acquaintances, reconnected with several people that I had pretty much lost touch with, and several bonds that were already there have grown stronger.

My word for 2012: Listen. As in: talk a little less, listen more. Listen with intent. Listen to things people can teach me. Listen to what my intuition, my heart and my body tell me. Listen to good music. Listen to what the wind is whispering, to the waves and the rain and the rustling leaves and to the silence at the rare moments I encouter it. Welcome 2012, I hear you!

Geplaatst op 07-01-2012.
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