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Personal writings in my diary, dealing with emotions while traveling, working, living

My love/hate relationship with social media

My love/hate relationship with social media

As I travel a lot, if not constantly, my first connection with people is thru Social Media. Friends you leave behind will follow me on Facebook and followers, subscribers and visitors are anxious to see my next move or discovery, and some even my next article (those who subscribed to the email-updates: thank you, thank you, thank you) I love my blog, I love social media and I had no problem putting my life out there in the open, since…

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Why LinkedIn does not work for me anymore

Why LinkedIn does not work for me anymore

Some of my followers may have seen me pop up on LinkedIn. I thought it might be useful. I used to love LinkedIn and connecting to people there, expanding my network and matching questions and people together, creating opportunities. So I thought after being away for many years: let’s give it a go. Profile made, and the suggested people started to show, and I realised how limited a platform as LinkedIn actually is. As if I only want to connect…

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There are many more like him

There are many more like him

As her journey continues she realises that he is everywhere even physically bold head strong arms deep brown eyes flat nose He is all around her he is the pool-boy the guard at the mall the barber sitting outside his venue waiting for customers he is the dive instructor the hotel maintenance man the man sitting in a cafe watching the world pass by when eyes lock for a brief second before she turns away her head showing nothing but…

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The Void and the Dog

The Void and the Dog

There is a void in my chest. A big, dark, empty hollow space, where once love abided. It feels strangely quiet this place, that, not so long ago, was filled with light, joy, butterflies, rainbows, is now abandoned. 
Disappointment came and emptied it, distrust redecorated the walls with sadness. And as time goes by the patterns of the wall paper will fade. It always does, but it may take a while. I see a couple walking the white sand beach…

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Two years in the Philippines

Two years in the Philippines

In a month or two I can celebrate my ‘2 years in the Philippines’- anniversary, I love to take you back to the first months and how I’m doing now. How is it to leave all behind and move to a country you have never been to before? How it all started My son and I owned a business in the Netherlands, a coworking hub. trendy, stylish and cheap. And the maths did not added up as we thought they…

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Being single for so long, it is hard to love me

Being single for so long, it is hard to love me

I read an article about being single for ever and how hard it is to love such a person and for the person to love back. It nailed my situation right on. I’m so scared of a few things: that he will leave me that he will stay that I will lose myself that we both love each other for all the wrong reasons And yet I love him, and I love me. And the discussion between my self-love and…

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Drama Queen on Recess, lessons learned in solitude

Drama Queen on Recess, lessons learned in solitude

I’m a drama queen. I love drama, if there is non I create some. I need a thrill in my life and since I hate bungee jumping, sky diving and other extreem sports I get that thrill from drama. When I cut my finger I can act like I just amputated my full arm without anaesthetic I’m not the only one that loves drama. When I look at my stats I clearly see that people love drama. They love to…

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