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WordCamp Europe 2015 – My experiences as a co-organizer

WordCamp Europe 2015 is over. Writing this post has been on my to do list from the moment I knew I was able to join the organizing team for 2015, so let’s get started and let me tell you more about my experiences.

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Why this picture makes me happy

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Today, I posted this image of our son Noam. After posting it, I realised this picture really makes me happy. I’ll tell you why.

Freedom

This weekend was a weekend of freedom. Freedom to have scheduled appointments. Freedom to do what we like, when we like it. So we went on a tiny little trip, rented a rowing-boat and got away. Just the four of us. My wife, our son Noam, our daughter Mila and me. We brought sandwiches, drinks and had little picknick in the boat. We anchored the boat on a location where no other people where and climbed out of it. We ‘landed’ in a freshly mowed stretch of grass, ran down the hill an had fun for just a few minutes. Noam decided to walk up again and right at that moment is saw this picture in my head. So I grabbed my phone and took the picture. This picture really captures how we all felt yesterday. Free.

Happiness

We had a nice day with the family and although the kids got a little cranky at the end, they were happy too, just tired of a great day, together with their parents. This is, in my honest opinion, what happiness is all about.

I just wanted to share with you how happy and proud I am to be part of this great family.

 

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Business Family

Giving 100% attention to my kids. How I did it.

Self-employed business owners are busy, very busy. Being productive, checking and responding to email and social media and keeping in contact with your clients and your network. Just a few things self-employed business owners need to take care of every day. But what if all that work is standing in the way of a great day with your kids?

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Leaving the home office, one day a week

This year, 2015, I will start working more outside of my home office. You might ask yourself, why? Well I will explain here.

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WordPress makes me, and a lot of other people, very happy

This past weekend, WordCamp Europe 2014 was held in Sofia, Bulgaria. A great event which underlines what makes the WordPress community what it is today. In this post I will try to share my story with WordPress, and how it got me happier.

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WordPress Community

I accept the job!

Dear WordCamp Europe organisation,

After registering as a volunteer for WordCamp Europe, I received a call from Remkus yesterday. I was asked if I was interested in being the Manager for the volunteers. I feel honored to be asked for this role, but I had to consult this with my wife first.