Let me say...
My name is Bart Veeken and I was born almost 45 years ago in the Netherlands. I live in Haarlem, a beautiful ancient city, just twenty kilometers from Amsterdam.
I am a teacher at a school for children with learning disabilities. From my own experience I can say that these people are very special and unique, but unfortunately not fully accepted in society.
It is a nice job but not very fulfilling for me lately. That's why I invest some of my time and money in exploring other ways of earning an income.
I invest in stocks, precious metals and cryptocurrencies. I also tried some day trading, but that was not so good for my blood pressure and I gave up on that. Only long term investments for me.
I am a guy with many passions, so I do a lot of things besides my job.
Since a few months I spend a lot of my spare time on photography. I'm eager to learn and I take it quite seriously. If you follow me here on Steemit you'll find some of my work, which I will post on a regular basis.
Another passion, that is very much related to that, is graphic design and processing pictures with Photoshop and Lightroom.
I'm very interested in the world around me, so I research a lot of things. I'm mostly interested in geopolitics, science, technology, finance and philosophy. Some of my posts and resteems will be about these subjects.
I also like to read (or listen to) novels and I have a passion for Marvel and DC superhero comics. When I have some time left I like to watch tv series, movies and documetaries.
Did I tell you I also like to travel? :)
I follow @dollarvigilante on Youtube for a while now and last week I watched a video in where the developers of Steemit explained this idea of a social media platform where people are getting paid for posting content. I became very excited and immediately created an account. At that moment I bought a few Steems to power up my account and within 48 hours the price of my Steems went up 300%. My first experience was great!
I spent some days reading blogs here on Steemit and I also posted a few blogs and pictures myself. I'm very excited about this platform and I think it has a lot of potential. I'll stick around!!
If you like what you just read about me, than follow @bart2305! I'm looking forward to meet some interesting people here!