May 9th 2018, the day I proposed to Aninda and she said yes. I know, we’ve only known each other for a short amount of time. But when you feel like reborn because of newfound love, you travel the world to see the person you love, you feel extremely happy when you’re together with your lover and you feel like you never want to be apart, why wait?
Hey! Great news everyone! A week from now I will be in Indonesia. I fly from Amsterdam directly to Jakarta on May 5th.
Aren’t you bored of doing nothing? What do you do all day? How do you cope with your current situation? – These are some of the questions people ask me on a daily basis. So with this ‘5 step tutorial-blogpost’, I will teach you ‘how to stay sane’ while being bored out of your brain.
It’s early, 05:00 AM, birds just started chirping, which is a nice sound to wake up to. It’s relaxing and it calms my mind. It’s better than a loud alarm clock or something. I remember the time I had to get up at this hour to go to work. Sometimes even earlier, so that I could go for a short run before work. As a personal trainer it was important to me that I looked good, but also to be as fit and healthy as I could. I went to bed early, and therefore woke up early too. My biological clock is still the same, but the world has changed a lot.
Weekend! It’s Saturday morning, 07:13 AM, and I’m already wide awake. I often get asked questions like: ‘why are you already awake? You don’t have work, you have no schedule, why don’t you sleep in?’. The situation that I’m in with my back, keeps me from doing activities. I sit at home a lot, go for occasional walks and obviously don’t use much energy throughout the day. So basically, the fact that I barely do stuff is the reason that I sleep so little. With 5 hours of sleep, my body and mind can recover just enough for the day that lies ahead.
It’s Saturday night and that means ‘fun time’ for a lot of people. People work hard all week long to spend their hard earned money in the pub or club. They post pictures of themselves with their friends on their social media accounts to show the world how amazing their life is. Life in the modern western world is great, right? No one has to worry about their safety and can do/say whatever he or she likes. Every one is used to the comfort our modern western world has to offer.
I haven’t been doing any writing the last couple of days, one of the reasons is that I don’t really know what to write about. I don’t do much on a daily basis, so I sometimes kinda run low on inspiration. And besides the lack of inspiration at the moment, the last 9 days, I’ve been playing this new video game called ‘Sea of Thieves’. A Pirate’s Life For Me.
Modern day technology has been completely embedded in to machines that we use on a daily basis. Everyone nowadays at least has a mobile phone, but there’s a lot more machines that are embed with our technology when you take a look around the house. Home computers, laptops, tablets, tv’s, dryers, washing machines, lights and even vacuum cleaners that vacuum clean the house by itself.
All hands on deck! Raise the anchor and lower the sails, we’re headed east! ‘I command, my crew executes’. In order to succeed, hierarchy is needed, even for free men like us. As we exit the harbor and head east towards open waters we can see the sun setting itself up for a beautiful sunrise, truly a wonderful sight. Nothing beats a clear blue sky and a rising sun on the horizon, never gets old.
I will be fine, eventually. I’ve been struggling with a severe lower back injury that started roughly 2 years ago. All I can do now, is just wait and sit around and hope for better days. I’ve had 2 surgeries and am still recovering from the second surgery (you can read about that here: 1st blog). I have a long road ahead and patience is what I need, but hardly have..