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.

Old Dreams New

What to do when your health is too bad to do much of anything, except sleep? How to cope with that as a teenager of 15, 16, 17, 18 years old? You dream of better times. You make plans for when your health improves. You try to hold on to what little hope you have. And when the chances of ever becoming fully healthy again seem too far fetched to even dream about, you dream of what you would do when your health would somewhat improve.

For one of the plans that came to me when leaning back into my pillows, I needed a car, a drivers license, a road map, a photocamera, a museumcard, a website of my own and a pc with internet. And my health would need to improve enough for me to be able to go on daytrips on my own. I would go out and visit all Dutch towns and all museums, and then write about them on my website. I wrote it down, back then, on a piece of paper I recently came across again.
That was in the late 1990's. After that, my health improved slightly. Over the years, I have visited many towns and museums, although I usually didn't feel well enough to go on my own and sometimes needed a wheelchair. I got my own website and blog. On which I wrote about my outings. I got a digital photocamera. I got a laptop and cable internet. And after about a decade, my health improved further. The wheelchair is collecting dust in the cellar. I got a museumcard again, and became able to go out on my own. I'm thinking about buying a tablet with 3G some day so I have internet access wherever I go. I don't have a drivers license or a car. But now, about 14 years after laying in bed, jotting down plans for the future as a way to hold onto hope, I got myself a trainpass that allows me to travel all across the Netherlands during weekends for 25,- a month (NS Weekend Vrij, it was a promotion, the normal price is 40,- a month). And with the museum magazine Museumtijdschrift I got for my birthday I'll be able to stay on top of current exhibitions.
Life is a funny thing. Here I am, trying to focus on my studies. And somehow, this old dream found its way back into my life and materialized. Hold onto your dreams, you never know, some day...

But the very best thing about this? NS needed a photo for my new chipcard. Usually, head shots required for such things are boring at best. Not fun. But not this time around! They accepted this one ;-) :

Geplaatst op 06-02-2013.
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Reactie van rob wijbenga

good to know... hard to imagine what I will put on my head for next photo needed.... growl growl

Reactie geplaatst op 2013-02-06.

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