Viktor Bijlenga

Viktor

Twenty Six

For the last years, I’ve written a post about the things I’ve learned so far. I’ve turned twenty six, which means it’s time for the post about twenty five things I’ve thought about. One thing for each year up to this point. The last year has been the hardest year of my life, it’s been a rollercoaster.

  • I’ve been reminded of the basics: Eat, sleep, repeat.
  • Love is never easy, but it’s always worth it. I learned a lot.
  • Postcards is underrated. Send more analog things.
  • The secret to relationships is talking to each other, no matter what.
  • Sparkling water is still my favorite beverage.
  • I missed the sun a lot during the winter.
  • Show up, put in the work, consistently.
  • Listen to more rock music classics. It’s always good.
  • Good design equals to good writing.
  • I enjoy travel by train more than I thought.
  • I’ve fallen in love. She is great.
  • Read more, a tiny bit every day is a good way to learn.
  • I don’t know what life is about, but I enjoy it a lot.
  • If you can find what you love and do that for a living, then you re beyond rich.
  • Work is never more important than anything else. Things can wait.
  • James Bay was my most played artist during the year. See him live.
  • Try to write more consistently. Make it easy. Write for yourself.
  • Live music is good for the soul.
  • Slow is great. Remember that.
  • Staring the day with listing to the news is a good way to get a headstart.
  • “En kvart I taget” (one quarter at a time) is a good reminder during hard times.
  • Calm company. I’ m good at running my own business. I’m happy.
  • The key to remote work is spending time together with people I love.
  • A good solid foundation is key to slow long-term happiness.
  • Notetomyself: Try to add love to everything you do.