Aspiration game

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Being better and improving ourselves are things we live by, especially the 20-something generation the guests at the 20-something dilemma: Starting professional or Intern talk called lost today in Amsterdam. Despite these talks being absolutely interesting they didn’t bring the audience much more than they already know: the job dilemma is real and an underrated problem which needs more attention. Well that’s why we we’re all there, not? We are aware. In a way it was useful, hearing different ideas, opinions and perspectives, but also confusing since there are so many contradictions. Most of us were waiting for the solution, which obviously didn’t present itself, but speaking with my friend about it afterwards we all might forget that there’s not this one right solution and answer to our problems. There are more ways to get where we want.
I’ll try to write a post following up this one, because I’m almost falling asleep in the train trying to type this :’) but I believe this matters to so many students and graduated students in different fields. As my friend said it all feels familiar. So there are many more like us doubting their future, many many more..

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Not that today was all depressing, on the contrary! After opening for work I had my first singing lesson, which I really enjoyed. It’s something on my bucket list I might finally book some progress in. It’s only to learn to sing properly, but learn how to create more volume when I speak.
Anyway I think I might have found a teacher that I’d love to work with 😀

Afterwards I met with my friend to go to the presentation of the job dilemma later that evening. Before we got there we took ourselves a little vacation in our (mentally) busy schedule with talks, drinks and food.
Hidden in the same street we found the restaurant named Struisvogel, which means ostrich. On the door I noticed a high rate of tripadvisor making it worth a shot to go in. On the outside we never would have thought it would look cosy like this:

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The restaurant is a very very small room with this inimini kitchen and one waitress where organic food is served.
Since we were now on the spending money tour anyway we sat down to eat here.
We both took the fish dish with roasted veggies and potatoes. The fish was en papillotte, meaning nothing more than wrapped in this case. Since ‘en’ means ‘and’ in Dutch we both thought papillotte was some kind of side dish :’D how stupid we felt!

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Luckily we weren’t the only one making that mistake. Apparently our neighbours did too :’)

Ah well! It’s been a long day. Tomorrow more work and working on this volunteer project I’ve been working on the last couple of days.
Working hard to get somewhere.. Feels familiair?

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