Thursday, February 4, 2010

2010: filled with ideas and inspiration

2010 started with so much inspiration that I don't know where to start! I've been reading many inspirational books (Such as Ignore Everybody), great blogs (like this one for lighthearted living), went on beautiful trips and spoke with good friends (such as Miriam) and colleagues.

Old and new ideas have (re)appeared, such as an interview series with the great people I meet in Indonesia, the 'big chronicle' of my Indonesian family (inspired by Jung Chang's Wild Swans) and the second edition of Fifteen Minutes of Fame. One of them is certainly not just an idea: Fifteen Minutes of Fame is scheduled for 23-25 April in The Netherlands. More information will follow shortly. If you get impatient however, check out facebook or email to fifteenminutesoffameworldwide AT

For now I leave you with this great video by Ki'une, a blogger that writes for those who 'who wish to face their fears, live more adventurously, and see the almost magical results from being courageous':

My favorite pieces of advice from the clip:
"Every choice is half chance"

"Don’t worry about the future. Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum"

"Don’t waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind. The race is long and, in the end, it’s only with yourself."

"Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room."

"Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, because the older you get, the more you need the people who knew you when you were young."

See the full text and Ki'une's complete post here.

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