A few words about me…

Daily Life

What my life currently looks like

I’m what people sometimes call a nine to five worker bee. I work in Amsterdam for a large international company in a position that doesn’t really have much to do with what I studied in University. The upside is that my colleagues are pretty chill, and it pays the bills. I commute by train every day. I’m one of those people. I could probably fill several blog posts with train-platform etiquette.

Due to my 40 (sometimes more) hours workweek, my life has a very solid routine. I’m undecided about whether I like this or not, but it is what it is. During the week I often go to the gym after work. We happen to have a gym inside our apartment building so surprisingly this works out more often than not. For my remaining 2 hours of freedom I like to browse the interwebs, listen in to what the guys are doing in TeamSpeak, and play the occasional Dota 2 game.

Hobbies

What I do when not at work

Back when I was still a student I undoubtedly took my spare time for granted. Now, it’s a rare gem, and treasured as such. In my spare time I love to spend time doing things that make me feel that there is a me outside of my work-identity. I sometimes worry about being defined by what I do. To combat such worries I try to do the things I wish were my real job as much as possible. This includes managing social media for my sister, tinkering around with programming languages, writing book reviews, and trying to come up with blog posts. It may never go anywhere, but it certainly brings me pleasure and keeps me busy.

Other things I like to do:

  • Gaming – Predominantly Dota 2 but I do dabble
  • Reading – I’ve read pretty much everything in the urban fantasy genre, no shame!
  • Going to the gym – HAHA joke’s on you no one likes to go, but go we must
  • Following makeup tutorials on YouTube – because it makes me feel pretty and artistic

Ambitions

What I’d like to do in life

Whenever I think about life and what I’d like to do with it, I always remember this song, because it makes me feel okay about not really knowing what it is I want. I have some ideas, one of them is managing social media professionally, preferably in e-sports. Another is writing a book, and yet another is being a freelance journalist or columnist. Or working in IT, though I largely don’t have the qualifications for it, I do like making websites and learning new things.

It’s hard enough to arrange life the way you want. It’s harder still when you don’t know the way you want it.

I’m definitely a glass-half-full kind of girl, so I largely go about life appreciating the little things. Along the way I will take on board ideas and interests, and try to develop skills that could potentially help me find a job within a field I like.