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On this page you can keep tabs at where I'm at and what is keeping me busy right now.

When

  • This page was last updated on .

Where

  • I live & work in 📍 Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Work

  • I am looking for a new freelance project. I was supposed to start a new project, but due to the acute economic crisis it has been delayed and my in-between role is now understandingly uncertain. I have changed my focus on a team lead role. Therefore I am open up to any work where I can help people create digital solutions, mainly websites, webshops and web apps.
  • I am starting to write again about working remote (since it’s something I’m experienced and interested in), apps and hardware that I test and use, and other developments in my work.

Personal

  • I am building my home. Since January 23rd I am the proud owner of the apartment I had been renting the previous 3.5 years. I’ve moved to an apartment around the block, and right now I am doing all the demolition work myself, preparing it for a contractor to make it livable and beautiful.
  • I am cutting costs. Since the Corona crisis is hitting me and I have no foreseeable income, I am looking into cutting costs where I can and the options that governmental support for freelancers can offer.
  • I am a volunteer for Vluchtelingenwerk. Since november I am helping them out as a ‘Wijkvrijwilliger’ [or ‘neighbourhood volunteer’]. It means every week or other week, I would hang out with a refugee buddy and help him find his way in Dutch daily life. Right now I am not visiting him in person, but trying to call weekly to see how he’s doing.
  • I start every day with a short yoga exercise and meditation. The yoga exercise consists of the 5 Tibetans, plus a few extra exercises from my physiotherapist. Following that I will do the daily meditation by Sam Harris in the Waking Up app. Through this link I can give you 1 month of free access to the app. Please let me know if you make use of it.
  • I run. I had a small injury, so I’ve started 2020 very calmly. Right now I’m focusing on form, with help from my physiotherapist. And I have to pick up strength training again soon too. I plan to run my first ultra marathon (later) this year, after failing this goal last year. You can follow my progress on Strava.
  • I am reading ‘Permanent Record’ by Edward Snowden and (still) working on ‘How to take smart notes’ by Sönke Ahrens.

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