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The Girl Who Bloomed

On her 30th anniversary, Alina found herself disappointed with the way life had unfolded for her. Fighting anxiety and self doubt while feeling pressure on pleasing others, she felt she forgot to live for herself. “When I turned 30 I realised how much I’ve lost telling no to myself just to please others, to make…

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Lifelong learners: Daniel Baade

Lifelong learners are conversations with people regarding their work experiences, what keeps them going, how they deal with failure and self doubt and the things they learn along the journey. * Daniel is the CEO and Founder of Careeba, a place where professionals get all the help they need to develop their talents and take…

Lifelong learners: Vicențiu Dîngă

SHORT PROFILE Name: Vicențiu Dîngă Occupation: Public Relations Manager Twitter: @thisisvince Tell me a bit about yourself and your background. I’m a 27 year old Romanian guy who’s been living in Amsterdam for the past 5 years, having come here for a Master’s degree back in 2012 and who never left. Since then, I’ve gone through a few…

Lifelong learners: Andreea Vasile

SHORT PROFILE Name: Andreea Vasile Occupation: Writer Tagline: So much to live, so little time. Andreea, do you always tell the truth in your writing? I always tell my truth. And sometimes I manage to also tell The Truth, the kind of truth that feels real to everyone, no matter who they are or where…

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Lifelong Learners: Cristina Cazacu

Cristina is a Bucharest based art director and illustrator. She’s been working in advertising for several years and when the job hours are over she goes home and puts on the freelancer cape. She has worked with big brands, like Martini and Philip Morris International, but also for magazines, non-profit organisations and small start-ups. Chris is…

Lifelong learners: Laura Blackwell

Meet Laura. She is a creative textile designer based in Leeds who studied textiles at A-level, went on to art college to do a foundation, then studied textile design (specialising in knit) at Huddersfield.  I’ve had a few weird jobs since then. I designed socks in my gap year, travelled to South Africa and designed…