I spent nearly the entire month of April in Puglia for the Workation, with nine participants at its peak. It was a great experience with workshops, masterminds, walks, and, most importantly, many espressos on the village square, inspiring lunches, and delicious dinners. You can watch the ‘after movie’ here. Next year, the Workation will take place in May.
I flew to the Netherlands for three days to get a fourth opinion on my eye 👀. This also allowed me to experience King’s Day 🇳🇱 in Amsterdam, which was wonderful. The ophthalmologist’s conclusion was that I should go back to jumping, lifting, running, and doing anything I would normally do. If a part of my retina detaches, it would mean that the situation was unstable and it could have happened anyway. Fortunately, I now have contact with the best eye surgeon in The Netherlands through a Nyenrode University connection, so I feel more confident with this strategy. However, I still find it a bit nerve-wracking to suddenly start working out again, with the risk that something might happen to my eye…
The Tiny Trullo Townhouse in my village is now finished and available for rent. We used it as a clubhouse this month to test everything. Daan van Bergen, who gave a visual Storytelling workshop, made a beautiful virtual tour of the townhouse.
My friends, Debby and Ruud from Curaçao visited and created a beautiful temple near the olive tree they adopted for their deceased friend, Marcel.
I have a private writing retreat guest this week, and my mother will visit next week. It’s wonderful to share all the beauty here with friends, family, and followers.
At the end of May, I will spend two weeks in my other favorite place for the writing retreat in Mallorca. For those who want to work on their book for one week all-inclusive, I still have one spot available. I just realized that I am continuously organizing retreats from March to July. Fortunately, the summer will be relatively quiet after that.