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What’s with the Pirate?

My life was a waste. For many years I was ruled by cigarettes, drugs, alcohol, sex, it was all so good but none of it brought me the life I desired. Insecurities, fear and anxiety destroyed hopes and dreams. "They" said I was "up to no good." I was a mess till I lost my life. I didn't die. I could still breathe, but everything else died in front of me...

I will always remain me

I am not afraid to show myself. I never was... However, I was taught to fear others and the words they might speak. The thoughts they might think. My inner struggle however kept repeating: "I am not responsible for what... Continue Reading →

The Pirate’s Manifesto

Grow Stronger: Learn your weakness. Fight with your power and grow your strength. Body, mind and spirit. Push yourself harder than you have ever done before, for you need results you never thought you were able to achieve. Get Smarter:... Continue Reading →

About that daily routine

My daily routine seems to be something that many people wonder about. To some it's a miraculous thing, to others a confirmation of what they are trying to accomplish. For me it's that "thing" that comes back in almost every blog;... Continue Reading →

Rebuilding my world

Last Sunday I had an epiphany. I walked for more than an hour for the first time (do you know how much things you can think about in that time frame?). It wasn't just a walk though. It was supposed... Continue Reading →

Change your personal settings

It's already been a week since I stood in front of a group of teens. Correction, 3 groups of +/- 60 teens. In this last week I barely had the time to reflect what that day meant. I'm on a... Continue Reading →

Why I mostly say no, but yes, appreciate you asking

  "You need to make more time for your friends Andy. You can't work all the time. Just like you make time for yoga and exercise, you need to make time to socialize. Grab a beer. Stretch the legs." Quietly... Continue Reading →

The JCI IOBA competition (The after)

WE WON! WE WON! I'm still not realizing this. Maybe I should say it again... WE WON! So many emotions. So many thoughts. So many thank you, well wishes, what's next and other overwhelming responses. Yet I'm surprisingly calm. Yes,... Continue Reading →

The JCI IOBA competition (The before)

Tonight is the award ceremony of JCI IOBA (Aspiring) Creative Young Entrepreneur Award. Two competitions, one venue. Sponsored by Banco di Caribe. The "aspiring" one (in which I take part with 2ndLifeCuracao) for the future entrepreneurs and the main event for... Continue Reading →

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