My sincere apologies for not having blogged for half a year now. I was too busy studying and too pre-occupied with fun activities such as finishing my internship at the Dutch embassy in Berlin, a trip to Belgium for a Nexus-weekend (I still owe Maastricht-Students an introduction to the Maastricht fraternity life), a visit to my sister who’s was doing an Erasmus in Paris (I got halfway writing a blog about that, but then I dropped the project), several international dinners with the fellow Public Policy students, a trip to the Christmas market in Aachen, my Bachelor graduation and the fancy Nondejuke Lustrum-gala afterwards, which I took my other sister to (think white tie in a castle, live music and open bar) and plenty of nights of the good-old getting shitfaced with either the Nexus guys or the ESN crew, to write about all these experiences.
Which is, above all, a shame, and I realize that the excuse not to write is very lame. Hence, my sincere apologies. Reflecting on what has passed since I wrote one year ago that I “spent a great Christmas day in Salzburg centre, enjoying the heavenly cake of Demel, the beautiful sight from the castle overviewing idyllic Salzburg and once again sipping Glühwein at another Christmas market I knew that my Christmas was better than the one back home” , I can say that this has truly been an amazing year. I don’t have the slightest regret for any of the decisions I have made since then and the beautiful memories of everything that has happened since seem to justify this confidence. It seems a vain hope that 2013 can top the past year, but I aim for a good kick-start with another trip to Berlin planned for the second week of January. Right now, after not having had holidays for almost a year now I have never looked forward to Christmas with the family so badly!
Since I need to hurry to a Christmas dinner with the Diablo sorority now, I have to wrap this short blog up. Leaves me to say: have a nice Christmas with your family and friends and enjoy an amazing Sylvester! When you are in doubt where you want to celebrate New Year’s, I can whole-heartedly recommend Vienna!
I'm from Utrecht, 22 years old, I did a bachelor Econometrics and Operations Research in Maastricht and I am currently doing the masters Public Policy and International Economic Studies. I like to read, write and sail and I'm an active member of both M.S.V. Tragos and ESN Maastricht. If you want to read about my experiences during my semester abroad in Vienna, or read about Oktoberfest or the Ball I participated in, please have a look at my older posts.