It is a chilly evening in late December. I’m sipping Rooibos tea from a metal cup, typing on my 2014 MacBook, on a round wooden table. Being a bit cold in the house, I turned on the AC to help out the two electric heaters. I don’t yet know how the electricity bill will look like, but it doesn’t seem to bother me that much. Not yet, anyway.

I am very enthusiastic about my new personal website, since it’s something I didn’t have for nearly 20 years. I envision it as a nice and cozy place, with interesting and helpful information for any web wanderer that lands here.

I aim to improve my story-telling skills, including the stories I tell myself. I aim to be radically honest, to build meaningful and healthy relationships with the people I come into contact with, I aim to learn and grow. I feel that I have learned a lot, and that the time to give back is coming.

I wish to help and inspire others, just like I was helped and inspired. I think I can pinpoint a handful of advice I’ve been given throughout the years that have become a part of my inner being. They became the compass of how I choose to live my life. I will share them in time.

And last but not least, I aim to go outside the norm.

To think outside the box.

To unlearn preconceptions and society constructs.

To live a full life.

To perpetually fall in love.