Photographer based in the Netherlands


Below you can read about thoughts I’ve had or things I experienced in my life.

Perfection Is Overrated

We were born to be human. Not to be perfect. Every day our decisions, our failures, our succeses define us. Everything you do creates a different path leading somewhere good or bad. So what path will you take? 

I often hear from people: "I regret doing that" or "I shouldn't have done that". All of this regret from the past. It's often that we don't realise that everything has a consequence. It's true, we should live our best lives, because in reality we only get one. I'd say it's not smart to do bad things, for example: drugs or alcohol, because in the end you know it's bad for you. Yet still people do it. Maybe because, you find comfort in it, you want to 'forget' about all your worries, you want to 'live' once in a while.

I can tell you, you don't need all of that stuff to truly live. I have never touched any of that in my entire life and I have found so much laughter, love, joy, but most importantly happiness in those moments where I didn't feel the need to try it. If you say: 'My life is boring' or 'I just want to forget this day'. Drugs or alcohol isn't going to help. The only thing that can help is yourself. Make changes in your life for the better. The better for all. You may not see it now, but you're hurting someone by doing this. By making these bad life choices.

If you think your life is boring, it's because you don't do anything about it. The only way to live, is to actually live. It's the way you spend your lifetime that affects everything. If I would think of my own future I would see someone who defied the odds and showed my family and friends that I could pursue my passion and be successful. But who knows? Maybe tomorrow I make a bad decision and my whole future changes.

We let ourselves be influenced by creators, family members, friends and people online that we make bad decisions faster. It's often that I think that people don't think for themselves anymore, they let other people do the thinking. Because it's easier, it takes less effort.

Back to the title of this post, 'Perfection is overrated'. What I mean by this is that nobody was meant to be perfect. We were made to make mistakes, fail, succeed, break hearts, get angry, be sad but ultimately to be human. All these emotions is what makes us human, it's what made us who we are.

So with this post I want to say: live your life, make mistakes, fail, succeed, do everything on your bucket list ( be honest you do have one), be happy, don't be afraid, be strong, but most of all: it will be okay.

A constant reminder for myself and my future self. It should for you too. Stop worrying so much, don't overthink it and just do it. The only way you'll make it in this world. If you're stressed out and are worried ( like I am every day about school ), don't be. There's no need, because there are loads of people who believe in you and the moment you start believing in yourself, that's when you succeed. That is the moment when you succeed in life.

Being who you are is something you should be proud of, every day. Every flaw, be proud. Because, in the end there's only one of you.