Technically, this is not the YouTube channel that I should be cancelling.
Not the one under this name.
Nor my original blog.
Nor my Dutch blog.
And yet, that is exactly what I will do.
I m finally speaking my truth there.
Don’t get me wrong, it is far from the transparency I have had as LS Harteveld, from 2006 and up;
But that is exactly why it is manageable.
Why I don’t break into a cold sweat at the idea of someone asking me questions about it, having to explain myself, or even selling my work.
At least, it won’t once I ve cleared 80% of my blog and YouTube there as well –
because that’s what I will do.
Often they don’t even know I have those.
Just tonight I was unlocking my bike, in the city, and someone stopped his bike right behind me, and forced me to have a conversation with him and wanted to get to know me, which of course I refused.
But it WAS the moment when I decided enough was enough.
That I was going to delete my LS Harteveld YouTube channel so that my face would never be known again under that name.
Writing is my sanctuary.
And I m proud of the books I created in 2017, and look forward to curating all the material I still have and create new ones.
Especially because I will be writing here, and needing this place here, more than ever.
And I also write letters to my creativity coach Sara here.
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The topic I wanted to cover, and which I had actually announced the previous day, suddenly struck me as very unwise to openly discuss.
After a week, rich in drawing unwanted attention to myself, the last thing I wanted to do was put oil to the flame.
And all I did want to do, was pull the plug.
An unexamined life is not worth living
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