A mother is made, not born

A mother is made, not born

My daughter was born on May 2nd 2019. The same day her mother was born, too. Some of you might have been born to be mothers. Or some of you might expect from your partners, daughters or friends to jump into this role from day one. I wasn’t. Or at least I felt totally unprepared [...]

The beauty of the rain

The beauty of the rain

The rainy season in The Netherlands has officially started. Today is the last day of October and this month it has been raining almost every day. I used to be one of the people whose moods were influenced by the weather. Especially when the weather was bad, I was dreaming of moving to a country [...]

Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you.

Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you.

Some decisions we take in a blink of an eye. Others feel like they are the most important ones we have faced so far. This article is about the moments in our lives when we find ourselves on a crossroad and we struggle to make a choice about which direction to go next. Sounds familiar? [...]

Be patient and trust your journey

Be patient and trust your journey

This article is a celebration of my second year writing anniversary. But what I am trying to convey with it is the importance of moving in the direction of our dreams by defining specific goals and being patient and persistent in their realization. My writing journey began in June 2017. Since then, I can proudly [...]