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The Recycled Pirate

Rebel by cause | Warrior by choice

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September 2016

The TEDx Aruba Aftermath; Emptiness.

I feel empty. Almost lost, but mostly just empty. Months of preparations, years of wishing. A build up of emotions, expectations, realizations. The tension that slowly sneaks into your whole being. It's not just talking on a red dot, the stage or the attention that comes with it. For me it is the emotions that I canalized to be able to do what I do.

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Bucket list, check! #TEDxAruba

I pushed myself up from my wheelchair and climbed into the hospital bed, immediately reaching for my journal next to my pillow. As I started writing, tears wet the paper I was writing on...

The TEDxAruba Transcript (official)

4 years ago I witnessed death in my arms and saw what fighting for your last breathe of air really was like. I had been on a dive with my girlfriend and we went too deep for too long. Too irresponsible. After an emergency ascent I saw her bloodshot eyes, her pale face and her blue lips as she was gasping for air.

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