Fresh Start

Change always hurts a little. After all, human beings are programmed to choose the familiar over the unfamiliar. That’s not surprising at all; choosing safety gives you a better chance of survival and of living an uneventful (/happy?) life.

However, sometimes change is necessary. If you’ve been following me for a little longer, you’ll know that there’ve been some big changes in my life over the past couple of the years – for the best, that’s for sure. Even though it isn’t always easy to leave behind the things that feel safe, comfortable and predictable, it does give you the opportunity to start exploring something new. New places, new people, new activities, new ideas.

Through all of that, my website has taken a back seat. Until now. Since change is supposed to hurt a little, I’ve decided to start my website and my blog with a clean slate as well. The old stuff is gone – and even though it is a little painful to see my blog being this empty, I’m delighted to start building something new.

In this case, something new means:

  • New topics. I was already having a hard time hiding my passion for (/obsession with…) running on here, and from now on running will be the main focus of my blog and my website as a whole. Even more so because of:
  • New activities. Even though I will continue writing/editing for the publishers that I’ve been working with for several years now, I’m looking forward to starting another business soon: online running coaching. Right now I’m still studying and preparing to get everything ready, but it won’t be too long before I’ll be able to start this new adventure. There’ll be something for everyone, from beginners to more experienced runners. If you’re interested, there’s no need to delay. You can contact me directly or subscribe to the mailing list and I’ll keep you in the loop.
  • New language. One of the great things about a clean slate is the fact that I’ve finally found the right moment to start posting my content in both Dutch and English. I hope that’ll make it easier to reach readers and runners on both sides of the pond.

It feels good to breathe new life into my website after one or two years of radio silence. I missed having my own platform, a place where I can do my own thing (and make my own mistakes). It might look a bit empty for now, but I’m confident that this space will be filled with more and more stories over the coming months. A fresh start. I’m looking forward to it!

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