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The Writer’s Block

Everyone has it sometimes. A writer who writes a blog, a student who writes an essay. Though the purposes of those two examples are different, it can be the same person. I am a student who has to write essays for my study and I am that same student who likes to write a blog. A Writer’s block is something that has been studied since the last past decades. A writer can be out of inspiration, which can caused by several factors. Has it something to do with the environment in the writer’s life? Or something to do with what the writer has been writing?

I discovered at least that a goal helps. For example Mark Zuckerberg has for every year a new goal. This year he reads a book in every two weeks. I am a booklover too but due to study and reading academic articles, books and being in that academic jargon of words…I did not read much anymore. Time to make a change, time to challenge myself from now on. The challenge will be described in the next post.

Do you have a challenge? Let me know maybe you inspire me!

Greetings from Sophie

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Rotterdam European City of 2015

In november 2014 was the Urbanism Awards ceremony and Rotterdam won the top prize! The International Academy of Urbanism in London organises this event every year and they named Rotterdam as Europe’s best city of 2015! The Academy of Urbanism want to help promote places and learn from them. Chairman of the Academy Steven Bee said about Rotterdam:

“The City has a predominantly young, open, tolerant community that is embracing innovative architecture and urban design and new business models. Its strategy is to attract families and businesses to the central area with a variety of housing, excellent public transport and a lively public realm.” “A long-term perspective, a high level of autonomy, strong leadership by the mayor and municipality, and strong partnerships between public and private sector, are all helping Rotterdam grow positively.”

These words of Bee summary how you can describe Rotterdam over the past couple of years. Although there has been a financial crises, a cultural cut in subsidies and raising unemployment (by then), Rotterdam is doing well. And I as a student living in Rotterdam see things happen, little changes. Sometimes companies are suddenly gone, festivals bounding their strength together to survive but Rotterdam is also growing. Especially you see it on the long-term project like the Markthal which opened on the 1st of october last year. It is a very famous architectural building and the first market hall of The Netherlands. It reminds me of the market hall next to the Ramblas in Barcelona, Spain.

Rotterdam has also some beautiful videos, one of them is of the plans of the Markthal, before it was finished by Provast Markthal Rotterdam, this film is made in march 2014 by PlusNewMedia

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Hello,

My Pinterest and my website are now combined!

Because on Pinterest I share a big part of my many interests and there they are collected on boards, the idea came up to write about those boards and why I have interest in those pictures, categories, films and so on. So I write my post about why I made a certain Pinterestboard, where my interest comes from or which goal it has. I provide these with a picture from the board.

I hope you enjoy! And tell me about your interests too.

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