Ever since I turned 45 last year, everything seemed to fall into place. Since then, I strongly believe in the power of inspiration. Every day brings me new inspirational moments and inspiring people, and I try my best to pass those on to others. Freek and Marijn introduced TED-talks to me and I was present during TEDx Leiden last year: I feel very lucky to be able to attent again this year. I work at an administrative office that works for eductional institutes: a lot of people in that area of work are ideologically driven and that's inspiring!