Why you shouldn’t follow your passion

It’s everywhere: “Follow your passion!” Instead of being inspiring or motivating, these quotes make you feel bad. You are working a 9-to-5 job. And you’re pretty good at it. But is it your PASSION? Nope, not really. And since social media is telling you to follow your passion, you start asking yourself ‘should I?’ Great, now […]

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Why you should stop asking yourself what you’re good at

Come on, admit it! You’ve already googled “What am I good at?” or “What are my skills?”. Maybe it was when you were putting together your cv, or preparing for a job interview.  Or maybe because you are wondering what else you could do besides your current job. Maybe you have been secretly thinking about doing […]

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How to make the people you love happy?

When I moved back to Belgium after living in Colombia for 3 years, I felt like a completely different person. I wrote down 10 lessons I’ve learned by living abroad that changed me forever. Every so often, I dive into another lesson and share my insights with you. This post is about lesson #2 – […]

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7 lessons from Héroes Fest 2017

Colombia is evolving. We see this not only by the increasing amount of tourists exploring the wonders of this beautiful and divers country, but also in Colombia’s startup scene and innovation ecosystem. This is the result of public initiatives supported by the government, like iNNpulsa and Apps.co, that increase venture capital, the entrepreneurial culture and mentality, […]

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How sometimes everything falls into place

It’s been almost two months since my last article. If you haven’t read it, maybe you should. Now, we are two months further and I feel like I am already on another roller coaster, and here’s why: While spending an amazing time in Belgium for the holidays, I had the feeling that the previous 7 months […]

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two thousand seventeen

Happy New Year my dear friends and family! I know, I am a bit late, but that’s okay because I was too busy celebrating love, friendship, family, Antwerp and Belgian food. To say it in Michael Van Peel’s words: We survived 2016. I don’t really like looking back because what’s done is done. But if I’d […]

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Quote of the Week – 7 dec

In exactly 10 days, Mathias and I will step off the plane back in Belgium for the first time in 7,5 months (WAY TO LONG!). We are very, VERY, excited 😀 I can’t wait to go to the ‘Frituur’ and eat the best (!!) french fries in the world.. That are obviously not french but Belgian. […]

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Fiestas de independencia

So in the week of 11 november, Cartagena celebrated its independency, remember? Of course, we had to check this out.. The Cartageneros say that this year was a rather weak edition as the Misses from around the country didn’t come to Cartagena because the election of Miss Colombia didn’t take place. And no ‘Reinas’ (Queens) = no […]

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