1st quarter 2020

1st quarter 2020

The first quarter of 2020 started with me as a digital nomad working on Curaçao. That means a lot of work on own projects such as my website and digital cleaning. Besides of course enjoying the sun and company of my family. There were also three paying assignments, namely:

  • Check Laudius Big Data course homework. This is a course that I developed in collaboration for Laudius in which the basis of Big Data is explained. Students can choose to hand in their homework and then I or the other teacher will check it.
  • A website of my former colleague that was pulled out of the dust.
  • Coding a question in a French survey. in emotions
  • Coding a Dutch questionnaire about emotions.

Februari

In February I was back in the country and soon started working on a website for a customer and fieldwork. February ended with a nice question if I wanted to supervise a project for the part for which Antilleans would be interviewed. The first online course had been successfully completed and on-site training was already planned when the Corona measures came into effect.

Unfortunately, that was not the only project that was postponed or canceled. Suddenly my entire agenda was empty again. Except for three projects. It was shifting gears, but then you pull out all the ideas you ever wanted to do. So I started working on:

  • Make my website including the blogs bilingual. That is now completed.
  • Preparing to convert my workshops into online training. I will be working on this this week and hope to put them online soon. In any case the first up will be Excel, Word and PowerPoint training.
  • Setting up Affilliate and then received a request for Affilliate via mail.

In addition, I have an application for another WordPress website so it would be nice.

Turnover first quarter

First quarter turnover was okay, as I had taken it easy the first month and in March’s Corona measures went into effect and almost everything was canceled. I promised that 1% of first quarter turnover would go to the Food Bank (Voedselbank). So that’s going to happen, unfortunately a lower amount than I had hoped for is going to the Foodbank of Curaçao (Voedselbank Curacao).

Second quarter

Quarter 2 runs from April 1 through June 30 2020. The first month the Corona measures will certainly still be in force, so there is enough time to set up the online courses and affilliate. I hope that the affiliate and online courses will run and that if the measures disappear, my agenda will become fuller again. In any case, I also thought that this quarter 1% of my turnover will go to charity, namely Wegloophuis Utrecht. Hopefully some sales have been made, otherwise it is not much they will get.

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1 percent turnover to the Food Bank

This year I want to donate 1 percent of my turnover to charities chosen by me. I am fascinated by PayItForward system and think it is something super! Every now and then someone does something unexpected beautiful for me and I want to give this back. This time I do this by giving 1 percent of my gross turnover to a good cause, namely the Food Bank. In the first quarter, 1 percent goes to the Food Bank.

Food Bank

The Food Bank is really a PayItForward to me. It was a charity far from my bed show until February 2017. By living anti-squat I ended up without a home after six months and a small debt of about 2500 euros. Due to illness it was also quiet around the income.

At the end of February I pick up work again and I found a house in Eindhoven. I don’t like debt and want to get rid of it as soon as possible. So made a deal with the debt collection company. This means that I will be off debt within six months, but have no room for groceries besides fixed costs and debt. As a result, I end up at the Food Bank and I could pick up groceries there once a week.

Pick up groceries at the Food Bank

It is very nice that it is possible. I got more than enough groceries to buy almost nothing. So saved a lot per week. The groceries are super, it consists of everything. Lots of eggs, bread and vegetables. But there is also toothpaste, coffee, tea, butter and sweets in the package. And once in a while you can get extra meat. I never did that, but it was possible.

The walk to the Food Bank

I must say that I was ashamed that I used the Food Bank and hardly told anyone. Every Friday morning at 10am I stood in line with the same people waiting to fill my bags with groceries. More groceries than I would buy per week or buy now per week.

Farewell Food Bank

In October 2017, I was able to say goodbye to the Food Bank by paying off my debt and being rich in assignments again. I was grateful to them, but also happy that I could now get my groceries myself again. I was only dependent on it for six months, but many people longer. So that’s why I transfer 1 percent of my gross turnover from January 1 to March 31, 2020 to the Food Bank. It is a small contribution compared to their other donations, but I also support them in their good work.

Learned from the Food Bank

The walk to the Food Bank was a lesson in humility, gratitude and vulnerability:

  • Humility, because you get so much and don’t have to do anything for it.
  • Gratitude I was able to pay off my debt very quickly.
  • And vulnerability, because no matter how big your buffer is, with some major setbacks and illness you can get through it and then….

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