Disability | Lifestyle

I’m more scared of you than of corona

🇳🇱 Lees de Nederlandse versie hier Hey, you! You’re not scared, I know. But I’m scared, of you. You’re strong and healthy and don’t have to fear this virus, I understand. Perhaps I could’ve been happy for you, if I weren’t so afraid of you. That’s not an accusation, it’s a fact. You scare the living […]

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Disability | Lifestyle

A different kind of warfare

These recent events are taking their toll on me, and I find myself being challenged mentally in particular. A couple of days ago my sister gave me a much needed pep-talk, and in it she mentioned that I’m one of the strongest fighters she knows. She told me to kick ass in this battle like […]

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Lifestyle

The ultimate winter-is-approaching emergency kit

Once October comes around, my mood seems to disappear together with the sunlight. This happens every year, and I’m very much aware of the fact that I’m so easily affected by the days getting shorter and the weather getting colder. However, being aware of this yearly occurrence doesn’t really keep it from happening. ‘What does?’ […]

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Disability | Studies

“Lily, je hoort hier niet”

Toen ik begon met mijn bachelor Kunstmatige Intelligentie zag ik mezelf leren, groeien en afstuderen. Ik dacht een pad naar een prachtige toekomst te bewandelen en ik verwachtte daar met volle teugen van te genieten. Ik dacht dat ik me welkom en thuis zou voelen in de gebouwen van de universiteit en onbezorgd studie gerelateerde […]

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Travel

Rough seas and rough scenery

Rolling onboard of the ferry in Rotterdam I had no concerns other than hoping my cabin had a window with a nice view, but the seas turned out to be rougher than expected. What was supposed to be a calm and refreshing night en route to Hull, where our road trip adventure through the UK […]

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Disability | Studies

(Rolstoel) Vriendelijkheid van de Universiteit Utrecht

10 September 2018 Universiteit Utrecht Domplein 29 3512 JE Utrecht Aan wie dit leest, Ondanks eerdere onzekerheid of ik verder mocht studeren i.v.m. het niet voldoen aan het gestelde aantal punten voor mijn Bindend Studie Advies, ben ik afgelopen week toch begonnen aan mijn tweede jaar van de Bsc Kunstmatige Intelligentie aan deze mooie universiteit. […]

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Disability | Lifestyle | Travel

The duo takes Pinkpop

As a result of some recent events I’d like to write a word or two about the big Duo Birthday Adventure I experienced with Dewi not so long ago. My little sis turned 18 – aka not so little anymore – last May and for her birthday I gave her a ticket for Pinkpop festival. […]

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Disability | Lifestyle | Studies

One final sprint*

I’m by no means a genius and daily feel like an imposter at the university more than I like to admit. I sit there amongst people that are used to hacking their school library’s computers for fun during breaks, and then there’s me: big smiles and thoroughly proud that I managed to bluff my way […]

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