To have enough energy is normal for most people. For me, it’s a treat. My health has been unstable for years. Fortunately it is going better now. I am still not completely back on track, and I am not able to make long days yet. Working a couple of hours a day, keeps me involved in society while offering my body enough time to heal at the same time. Having a social life is very important for me. I find it important to keep developing myself and making a meaningful contribution. This is something that makes me really happy. Although, finding a balance in this is the biggest struggle for me. At first I saw my health as a huge obstacle for my career, but I am learning that as long as I am honest and open about my situation, people understand and want to think along on how to find a way that works for everyone.

Willeke van Toor