Jusra: how TEDx inspired me as a person
haii there! long time no see I guess. of course I’m not a new face to you guys, but it might be nice to get to know me a little more, so here I am writing a little ‘get to know me’ blog.
for starters, my name is jusra, I just turned 20 and no I do not like that! I loved being 19 and if it were up to me, I would have stayed 19 a little longer. I love to write, I love to read, I love to dream. and by this time you might have noticed that I like to write in lowercase. I’m sorry if you think its annoying, but I actually prefer writing like this, there honestly is no reason why.
so who am I? honestly I still have to figure that out, but don’t worry, I’m not going to annoy you with a sappy story about that. I’m actually a really simple girl that loves alternative, (indie) rock music a little too much and I’m way too active on snapchat.
a weird hobby of mine is to take pictures and to link them to deep/emotional lyrics. I usually do that on snapchat and that’s how I found myself making a folder in my phone called ‘lyrical snaps’.
other than that, I found myself a new hobby and that’s going to concerts. there is something that’s almost magical about seeing your favourite artist live.
so that’s a little something about me, now off to the part where I tell you how I got to work with TEDxSaxion. after attending my first TEDxSaxion event ‘clashing cultures’, I was asked to write an after blog for the website where I had to write about how I experienced that event. the one’s who read that blog might recall me calling it ‘’mind blowing’’. after attending 3 events already you might think that I got used to it, but that’s nowhere near the truth. my mind is still blown!
it’s so funny to look back to when I first got in touch with TEDxSaxion. I was so shy! but after seeing so many speakers on that red dot, I realised that there was nothing to be shy about. I became part of the team, I met so many new people and for once I was the one starting a conversation with a stranger. I can relate a lot to someone like Hanneke Tel and I get the feeling of being shy, but I’m just that kind of person that needs to feel comfortable before I open up to anyone. and I think that’s what TEDxSaxion did. TEDxSaxion gave me a place where I can feel comfortable and open up, develop myself and actually create something with a lot of love and passion.