Inspiring weekend

Last weekend me and some colleagues took a two day course for inspiring entrepreneurs at the HvA Studio in Amsterdam. Hereby I would like to share my story of this amazing weekend.

I’ve always been interested in what drives a person to be an entrepreneur and why people want to start their own business (two different things I’ve learned ;)). When I got the invitation to this weekend I immediately signed up and told some of my close colleagues to do the same. 

First I signed up cause I was really interested in learning how you become an entrepreneur and secondly I was curious if I would fit the profile.

What I learned was that you don’t have to start your own business to be an entrepreneur. You do have to follow your dreams and follow up on your ideas. If you have a great idea for a product you don’t need to set up a business, no you just have to workout how you could implement/ sell and create it. If you have an idea and have the guts to explore more and follow up, you are an entrepreneur.

This weekend was full of inspiring people and crossing boundaries. There were amazing concepts of ideas/ new products/ startup companies. The group of people were great, we helped each other any way possible and were there for each other when we needed someone. The coaches and speakers were great also. It wasn’t all theoretical, more things to consider and explanations on how to fill out the concepts.

Besides workshops and getting us to work out our own ideas there was an other important part of the weekend. We had to do karaoke. I was nervous a week before, we had to hand in our own karaoke song and I felt quit nervous about it. During the day some people told me they wouldn’t do the karaoke and the first thing I thought was “Well it’s part of the programme right”. I never thought about backing out, but I could feel the nervers stirring. When it was my turn first of all the music started, but the video with the lyrics didn’t pull through. I was playing with the mic nonchalantly and tried to “sing” without the text. When the text finally appeared the song was half way there so I asked to rewind to the beginning. I’m doing it all the way or no way at all 😉

The moment I stood with the microphone though all my nerves where gone, which was pretty cool, cause I felt totally relaxed and at ease (for some unexplained reason). That might’ve been cause I told the people that I was “Freaking nervous and scared” to stand there. My song “Blue Suede Shoes” was good and I could “sing” along pretty well 🙂 The feedback during the song and after was amazing! That group off people were so supportive. I know I had to take this step to feel such serenity and realize nothing is impossible.

If you face your fears you can cross boundaries you never even thought about breaking. 

I am going to start and workout all of my ideas and maybe I even follow up and create/ co create them 😉


Total randomness: the introduction

A lot of the time when I don’t have things to do or when I’m on the way to some other place my mind just keeps rambling thoughts and images. I think in images a lot and thoughts mostly pop-up. When I don’t hang on to a though the next one comes popping up quickly.

I thought it would be hilarious to write stuff like that down to see where my thoughts go and what I’m actually thinking about. See if there’s a pattern and if there’s stuff I’d like to think about more and work it out. It would also be a great way to see what things frustrate me and what things make me laugh.

To do this I’m going to sit down and for about 30 minutes I’m going to write down what I see and think.

So now I am trying to start with this little exercise. Curious about what comes out 😀
– I hear some birds
– Yah the SUN
– Oh there goes the sun …..
– My nail polish looks awesome
– h
– g
– What am I going to think about now
– Love the SUN
– I need to go an make some breakfast
– Don’t forget to take your pills before breakfast
– There’s a little bit of wind
– The leafs of the tree are really green
– 🙂
– I see a lot but don’t have many thoughts at the moment …….
– hmmmmmmm
– You make a lot of noise little duck
– Happiness
– Silence
– I’m content

So there’s a couple of thoughts going on. This was only 5 minutes, if I really make it till 30 I probably have a bunch to write about 😀

I think I’m going to like this little exercise, I hope you too 😉

Have a great day y’all!


Fringe: unanswered questions

Fringe Walpaper

So I’ve been watching the series Fringe (FOX series) and even though the series ended on a positive note it still makes me question certain things about the storyline.

The first question coming to mind is:
Does Peter know Walter is not coming back? He got the white tulip in the mail and directly thinks about something. I wonder if he knows that Walter is gone. I think he does though, I think he might have had a crazy dream that night (which actually wasn’t a dream, but the reality) and now remembers what happened.

Is the videotape that Water made really in the lab? I don’t think Walter knew what was going to happen (on the day the timeline got reset) and he suddenly disappears, so he wouldn’t have known to make a tape to show Peter that he’s not coming back anymore. And now I also wonder is how he could’ve send the white tulip to Peter. Cause if you live in the future you can’t send mail to the past, I think (except when you live in the Lake House (film) 😛 🙂 ). And because he got erased from the timeline before everything happened I don’t know if he knew that he should’ve posted that. Or maybe the observer came to him the day before it all got set straight, explained what would happen and then take him with him, after making the video and sending the card. Hmm that’s an interesting thought……….

So the story ends and comes back to the day of the “would be” invasion of the observers. Now my question is would there ever be such a thing as the observers now that the storyline has been set straight? The observers were there cause they wanted to know where it all went wrong. Now that all is set back to what it supposed to be they wouldn’t have to come back to observe.
And if they wouldn’t exist than how did Peter come to “our” universe instead of being in his own “the other” universe. The observer wouldn’t have gone and talk to Walternate and Walternate wouldn’t have failed to invent the cure for Peter. And because this didn’t happen Walter wouldn’t have gone to the other side and took Peter with him. So even though Olivia would’ve been able to cross over she probably wouldn’t know he even exist. Or did Walter cross over even though he really didn’t need to cure Peter and really was kidnapping him?

Those are the questions that they got me hanging with. I love the show and it’s sad that it’s over, but I think it’s good that they stopped when the show was still amazing.

The Mayans and the end of the world

So everbody thought the world would en 21-11-2012/ 11-21-2012 right? Why did we think that? Probably because one person said it so sincerely that people believed it.

I read that it wasn’t the end of the world but that at that time the poles energies would shift, start shifting.

So what do I believe? Obviously I don’t believe the world would end. I do think that the whole world is changing and that we might even be in the end of an era it start of a new one.
Look at what’s happening. Climate is changing all over the world, voilence is becoming more and more important. There’s so much negativity going on and I think all these sick people commiting these horrible crimes do that be because they know they’ll get plenty of news coverage. But that’s a side track.

I really do think we’re in a transition period of some sort. I think its an end of an era. Hopefully we leave this one soon so we can enjoy all the positivity and beautiful things in life, each other and this planet.
I don’t know how and when we reach it and in what state we’ll be in when it happens, but I’m looking forward to experience it!

For now you all have an amazing weekend and look for the things that make you happy/ smile/ laugh and even cry. Life’s beautiful and we all should enjoy it!


Behind the scenes or believing the magic

As Anna Torv (actress from Fringe) said in an interview: I don’t want to be on set of my favorite TV-Show cause then you’ll know how it’s been made. There’s no surprise anymore.

I mentioned this before, but I love watching TV-Shows and movies. I studied the first year of Media and Theatre Arts at Montana State University (MSU) a few years ago as an exchange student. I loved it but unfortunately I had to go back home after just one year. I recently got reminded that I directen a stage scene  and I that was an amazing experience as well. I learned a lot about making film and taking pictures. When I got back home I took two more film classes. As I am always organized and planned ahead I wanted to be the set supervisor (the person who arranged everything, time, order of shooting, continuity e.a.). I always wanted to be in a project as intense as a television show. Probably the biggest reason is because of the whole “part of the family” idea and of course the idea of creating something amazing.

Now that I’m completely lost in Supernatural I was thinking about how amazing it would be to be on that set. After listening to Anna Torv about that might ruin it I think I’d agree. Don’t get me wrong, I still want to be part of an amazing team as you so often see on TV-shows. I think that if you come on set, however, that the magic will be gone. Now that you know all the characters and story lines it might be weird to watch how it’s made. I know how it’s made and everybody who is in the business will know how it’s made, but not seeing it will definitely keep the magic of the show. You can keep dreaming about the stories, characters and keep asking yourself how you think it’s been made and what could’ve gone wrong etc. I think that’s what I like about not knowing.

I still hope to get on a TV/ Movie set one way to help out and creating an amazing project, but than just from the beginning so I’ll experience all of it and not just a little (cause face it, if you see a bit, you’ll only going to crave for more :P)