About Sander – Blog Introduction

Me during a family trip to Amsterdam, wearing glasses and a backpack.

Have you ever had the desire to just go out and see the world? Do you want to get inspired to travel? Do you enjoy reading about people’s adventures? Are you trying to learn from their mistakes so that you don’t make them? If the answer to any of these questions was yes, you’ve come to the right place.

About me

Welcome to this blog introduction post. Allow me to tell you something about myself. My name is Sander. I was born in Belgium, but my home is the world. I’m twenty years old and I’m currently studying at university to become a translator, interpreter, copywriter, ghostwriter, subtitler or anything that involves languages. The things that fascinate me most are English literature, travelling, photography and music. Don’t get me wrong, this does not in the slightest mean that I’m a novel writer, a photographer or a musician. I just enjoy these specific parts of life.

What’s the point of this blog?

I do consider myself to be an aspiring traveller, though. At the time of writing this, I have never travelled to America or Asia. I have never bungee jumped. There are a lot of things I haven’t done, but want to do. In principle, this blog is a way to motivate myself to do as many of these things as possible. I feel like I’ll be more inclined to work towards my goals, hopes and dreams if there is an audience watching and reading along with me. Even if only one person reads this blog, it’ll be worth it. However, the more people find out about it, the more motivation I’ll have, the more posts I’ll make and the more people can read about my life.

Dreams, goals and aspirations

All people dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their mind, wake in the morning to find that it was vanity. But the dreamers of the day are dangerous people. For they dream their dreams with open eyes, and make them come true.

D. H. Lawrence

This beautiful quote by D. H. Lawrence perfectly sums up my attitude towards travelling. One of my biggest life goals is to experience life through other perspectives, see how people who I’ve never met are living life. I’m currently focusing my life around that dream. If you really want to achieve something, you have to put in money, time, sweat, tears and blood. This means you have to do everything you can in order to achieve it. Every decision you make should serve your goal. If you do all of these things, you will make your dreams come true.

This is what I’m doing with this blog. I’ve always had the dream of telling my stories to people, through whichever medium that may be. This is both a blog for you guys and for myself. I’m very much looking forward to what the future brings.

Thank you very much for reading this page. If there’s anything else you’d like to know about me, don’t hesitate to contact me. If not, feel free to roam around this website and read about my life and travel experiences.

-S