A weekend in Maastricht and Mechelen (4 min. read+video)

weekend in Maastricht and Mechelen, travel, school, limburg, weekend away, weekend weg, reizen, opdracht, video, youtube

A weekend in Maastricht and Mechelen

2 weeks ago I had a weekend in Maastricht and Mechelen. This trip was a school trip. Yup, a school trip. It feels rather weird to go on school trips again especially now that our class age range is 18 to 58 (8 people). Since I started studying photography at the Fotoacademie in Amsterdam it has been quite busy and the school assignments keep on coming like rockets. I still am overwhelmed at the speed the school is teaching. It’s hard to combine it with a fulltime job so I do most things during the weekend, no day-offZzz.

Continue Reading

Oh no! going back to school!

home, garden, nikon, wisteria


Here is the thing. I was 20 when I finished the graphic school (audio/visual). After this I went working with the thought of 1 or 2 years and then back to school, this… never happened. I do work in the graphic business but not the audio/visual part. I do printing, mostly cards, posters, books, leaflets etc. etc. When I started… 6 years ago, I had fun in doing my job. This year though I found myself a bit lazy at work, everyone is annoying in my eyes and customers… uuugh puh-leaaaase stop, everyone whining about nothing, I can’t stand it, days are long and never ending.

flower, photography, nikon, decoration

I decided this year to go back to school because I don’t want to stick around longer in this business. I chose to go to the Foto Academie Amsterdam (photo academy). Photography is a hobby of mine and I thought (yes at 26 better late than never) why not try to turn my hobby into work and maybe in the future try to combine it with traveling, after all these are the 2 things I like to do most. So my goal is finally set and I finally thought about the future, which I never really thought about before (I mean thought about seriously).

Did you already set your goal? or do you still don’t know what you want to become? let me know, maybe we can help each other and exchange uplifting, positive thoughts 🙂

Continue Reading