Getting Published, Pt. 3
My article for De Correspondent got published this Monday instead of today! I'm super thrilled about it, and the response was bigger than I expected. Got some pushback but nothing I didn't deserve ("you're simplifying things" "I'm discussing a 200+pg niche book about transportation in just 1200 words for a bigger audience, whaddidyaexpect"). Still, it is nerve-wracking to put something like that out for the world to see.
Got the keys to my new place yesterday! It was a surprise where in the flat I'd end up - I didn't even know the floor - but I ended up getting a room on one of the top floors with a view of the skyline of Delft and The Hague. On a clear day I might be able to see the North Sea.
It's everything I wanted it to be - the studio is almost 300sqft of living area instead of the 180 I had. No slanted walls. The internet is 100 mbit fiber. The window is yuge. And as a student I'm eligible for rental aid, which means that this studio is 30% cheaper than my old room. Did I mention the view is amazing?
Anyway, yesterday me and my dad painted the walls, moved some basic stuff and got started on laying down the floor. Until the rest of the moving this weekend I'm sleeping on an air mattress. It totally beats sleeping in the sauna that is my old room. I'm gonna spend the evening working on the floor, let's see how far I can get today.