There and back again

So I’ve set up this blog again. Which might seems strange look­ing at how many times I’ve blogged, removed, blogged again, removed, … with­out find­ing any way to real­ly “get it”. Most of it had to do with the divi­sion between my pro­fes­sion­al and per­son­al life that hap­pened in the past, search­ing my way wasn’t easy so I went here and there. There was also always a lan­guage prob­lem, with French being my pri­ma­ry lan­guage, but most of my mis­sions, read­ings and so forth were all in English, hence some dif­fi­cul­ties in choos­ing in what lan­guage I was sup­posed to blog.

Fast for­ward to 2017, I’m more at ease with English, espe­cial­ly because every­thing I’ve read for a long time in terms of per­son­al devel­op­ment, growth and life improve­ments are all in English, thus sav­ing me the trou­ble to trans­late every­thing I want to talk about all the time. My English is not per­fect, but I think that writ­ing will help me improve it.

Why blogging again?

For more than one month and half, I’m keep­ing morn­ing pages every day to emp­ty my head and thoughts, but this pushed me to write again. I want­ed to share things, thoughts, but also exper­i­ments I was lead­ing with my life, but didn’t want to be locked down in a pro­pri­etary plat­form like Medium (espe­cial­ly while it’s ongo­ing some trou­bles). So I want­ed a repos­i­to­ry where I could input every con­tent I want­ed with­out feel­ing forced to go in one pre­cise direc­tion (like I have to do on my work relat­ed web­site).  I want­ed to cre­ate a safe space where I could express my thoughts, ideas, but also exper­i­ments, read­ings, and even­tu­al­ly get feedback.

So here we go again (mam­ma mia), I’ll try to keep some rhythm in the pub­li­ca­tions, in the hope of form­ing quite an habit and improve my writ­ing, we’ll see what it looks like !

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Simon Vandereecken

Freelance UX Designer living in Brussels (Belgium), with a deep interest into philosophy, personal growth, self improvement, books, music, ... well in many things ! I use this website to write thoughts going through my head as well as ideas, observations and reading notes. Feel free to get in touch ;)