maartjevansandwijk

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What have you been prioritising? (Or my plans for summer 2020)

“What have you been prioritising?” Listening to a podcast, and being asked this question, hit me hard. Because I haven’t been prioritising anything. Not really, anyway. (Watching Dr. Phil on YouTube doesn’t count.) I’ve just been going through the motions.…

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Budapest // Travel with me

Last summer, I went on an Interrail trip. And one of the places I visited was Budapest. I was always going to write a blog post on that but never got around to doing it. Until now. Better late than…

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25 before 25 – Let’s catch up

In November 2017, I posted a list of 25 things I wanted to do before turning 25. Now, I am 25. Which means it’s time to check the list and see how much I actually got done. Get my own…

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Books and movies to Educate You on Racism & Black oppression

Since everything with George Floyd happened, I’ve been trying to educate myself more on racism and black oppression. Which is why, today, I want to share books, tv shows and documentaries that you can watch to educate yourself on everything…

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May Recap

I used to do a new monthly update every month. But it’s been a while. This month, I decided to go back to them because of the crazy times we’re currently in. It will be interesting to look back on…

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10-hour Teaching Practice Webinar // The TEFL-Academy

About two weeks ago, I got the chance to do the 10-hour teaching practice webinar from the TEFL-academy. There are currently no other courses like this one. Due to the current situation, a lot of recent TEFL-graduates can’t start doing…

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Types of Travelling and the Pressure of Social Media to Do It …

Last week, I read this book called Wanderlove (it’s amazing, go check it out!). It’s about a young girl travelling on her own for the first time. She books a group tour at first, but then leaves them behind to…

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Distance learning in the future

Schools all over the world are closed due to Coronavirus and, suddenly, distance learning is the norm. All students on primary, secondary or university level are learning from the comfort of their homes. But, for some people, this was already…

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Spring Cleaning Checklist

Okay. So… I am aware that last week’s post wasn’t that happy and uplifting. But I’m feeling all better now and am back with a massive spring cleaning checklist. Whether you’ve been cleaning for the last few weeks of being…

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My journey as a freelancer

I’ve mentioned that I’m a freelancer a couple of times before, but never really went into detail about my freelance work. So, for today’s post, I figured I’d share what my life has looked like since graduating from secondary school,…

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How to build a credit score from scratch // Moving Abroad

This post contains affiliate links. In the Netherlands, people don’t really have a credit score the way you have one in other countries. It really only has an effect on trying to get a loan from the bank if you’ve…

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