All posts by lifeismyuniversity

My name is Lia. I am married and we have 3 daughters and 2 dogs. I was born in 1956 in Tanzania and when I was nine years old I moved with my family to the Netherlands where I have lived most of my life. From 2000-2004 we have lived in Italy. It wasn’t until 2016 that I went back to Tanzania to visit the places where I have been before (a lot of the photographs we took, will be used in my blog). Although I have never been excluded I did feel lost in this world and never really knew what I wanted. Finally I start to get a glimpse of whom I truly am at the age of 60 : ) years young. So if I would describe myself now I would say that I am open-minded, optimistic and humoristic (don’t take life to serious is my motto). I always like to tell my view on different topics that sometimes irritates my near and dear family (though, they still love me for who I am). So I think they are quite happy that I can express my self through a blog so they don’t have to listen to all my stories ; ). In 2010 I started to read other blogs that gave me a different view of life and influenced my way of thinking. They also inspired me to start my own blog and finally I am ready to take the step to have my own blog. Life is my University is true. Life made me into ME. I want to share what stirs inside of me, what makes me laugh, what makes me cry. Besides that I want to talk about what is happening in the world around us. Although I am Dutch, I decided to write in English. When you see some strange sentences, you will know it is my Dutch background. Don’t hesitate to correct me when I am wrong. Everybody I pass on this journey will have influence on my path! I hope to meet you!



I want to talk about hope and faith
About beauty and grace
I want to tell you how special you are
With or without a scar!

It matters not, young or old
If you have hair or are bald
No matter the color of your skin
Fat or thin, our souls are always akin

We can feel week or strong
Fact is we all belong
To the Human Race
Living on Earth’s surface

Every being is unique
For love we all seek
Me it does strike
Inside we all look-alike

We are always connected

We are never separate or alone
Although we FEEL we are on our own
The energies are always connected
Through which we are effected

We can become confused
When our energies are fused
Our energies intertwine
I don’t know which are mine

For many people still unreal
The importance of what we feel
But I am certain
Of a world behind a “curtain”

When more knowledge would be revealed
Our feeling of separation could be healed


Never judge someone by their appearance
You know nothing about their experience
Or about their knowledge
You might be astonished!

Don’t argue how to live in a system
Or about what is “real” wisdom
Don’t discuss how a life is fulfilling
Or when It is worth living

We may misinterpret
How ones life has to be led
Our life is not  “right or wrong”
We all sing a different tune in the same song

To release my thoughts

In the wind I unwind
The thoughts in my mind
I love the sensation
It feels like a liberation

When I feel a lot of strain
I let it disappear in the rain
I let my thoughts “pop”
Inside every rain drop!

When I desire
I put my thoughts on fire
Burning them to ashes
When I sense old “flashes”

Or I give my heaviness to Earth
Now new thoughts can birth
Mother Earth is never reluctant
To help me make my life abundant

When my thoughts rehearse
I send them Into the Universe
My thoughts that first did divide
I now let them re unit


Love feels as thin as air
Embraces us when It is every where
Love begins as a water drop
Becoming Oceans, it surrounds us non stop

Love starts like a little flame
Becomes a fire you can not “tame”
Love is like a grain of sand
Strong when on earth we hold hands

Life is my University

Life is my University
In a World of diversity
I find my drive
In my every day life

Kind words written in a letter
Can make me feel better
A meeting in the Subway
Can just make my day

Every interaction
Is my own reflection
All the irritation
Is my own confrontation

Every day I learn new lessons
Being In my own presence


Lead to frustrations
And complications

Be open for the UN expected
Sometimes difficult to detect It
At first reflect it
And then accept it

You might be in for a surprise
On the horizon it did rise
An idea first must crystallize
Before it can materialise