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Aren’t we just a mixed palate.

I think that we are, and it is up to you to decide if the tastes work well together. 

The past few weeks I have been introduced into a new class, 3 new groups and a whole lot of new educators. I am going to have to restrict myself to talk about the groups alone for now. 

My project groups are awesome. I love being in a multi cultural setting where you learn so much about and from each other every day. And where people are generally accepting because they know that everyone is different anyway. I feel like this is a very positive contribution to a working team, acceptance and comfort. 

I have not known my team for a long time but I feel very comfortable around them already because I do not feel judged. I feel like they accept me for the crazy that I am, and there might be giggles every now and then, but they mostly come from me; about me, and when they do not I am probably giggling along somewhere. 

So my groups have been very open. Next to open I feel like every one in my group is prepared to do the same amount of work, and is prepared to do what it takes to get something done. This is very important to me and also for the group setting because being on different levels for those two factors can cause quite a lot of tension. 

I think that the only thing challenging me at the moment is me. I can be a bit chaotic, and I communicate a lot with people but sometimes that chaos interferes and it can cause some confusion. So what I really need to work on is keeping those communication lines clean and clear so people know what I am talking about, and so I know what I am talking about, and actually remember it. 

I am not sure if I would change anything. I feel like it is still to early to tell. I would like to wait till the end of this project, then I can look at everything that I have learned and make adjustments according to that. I also think that in a long space of time more things will be happening and I do not want to ignore them. So I will answer that in the future. 

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What is your point?

In general when you start a blog you do so for a reason, and even if you did not make the blog out of free will, you will probably still end up attaching some meaning or a purpose to that blog. So ask yourself, what is the meaning behind your blog? What do you want to achieve with it? You can have several purposes, and some of them might even change over time, but none of that really matters.

What does matter is that you feel like your blog is really your blog, controlled by you, owned by you, and contains only the things you feel are relevant, otherwise you might as well be writing in a stranger’s notebook. 

I feel like all blogs are documentations of journeys. A journey through life, a vacation, a problem, anything. My blog(s) are a documentation of my journey through life. I like to share things that I have experienced and learned and then I like to discuss them to see what other people’s perspectives and feelings are. I feel like this is a way of really getting to know the world, and people. With as many perspectives as possible you can slowly start to form a correct idea of a certain situation, without being fully biased to just one side. And that is something I strive for, to understand the world and how it works just a little bit more every day.

So now you know what my blog is about and what I like to achieve with it. If you ask me in a few weeks what my blog is about I might give you a totally different answer, or the same, we will see. But for now, ask yourself;

What do you want to do with your blog? 

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“In my next life I want to live my life backwards. You start out dead and get that out of the way….”

“In my next life I want to live my life backwards. You start out dead and get that out of the way. Then you wake up in an old people’s home feeling better every day. You get kicked out for being too healthy, go collect your pension, and then when you start work, you get a gold watch and a party on your first day. You work for 40 years until you’re young enough to enjoy your retirement. You party, drink alcohol, and are generally promiscuous, then you are ready for high school. You then go to primary school, you become a kid, you play. You have no responsibilities, you become a baby until you are born. And then you spend your last 9 months floating in luxurious spa-like conditions with central heating and room service on tap, larger quarters every day and then Voila! You finish off as an orgasm!”

- Woody Allen
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This was originally published at Bart Hoekstra's Tumbleblog