Leonie Jonk


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Artist & Spoonie I write about my life as an artist and as a person with chronic pain, the struggles, the rewards, the inspiration & the downfalls. Oh and occasionally the odd piece of fiction :)

Joined 06 January 2019.

Total writing: 134 days.

Current streak: 2 day.

Total word count: 84625 words (631 words on average per post)

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Practising Gratitude

1 year ago, for day 49 by Leonie Jonk 💘

The house search continues and although I was smitten with the one house we got to view, the boyfriend wasn't so much. Specifically due to its lack of outside area and lack of space for him to tinker and hammer and do all his woodworking. So back to the rental...

Our house

1 year ago, for day 45 by Leonie Jonk 💘

Rant incoming! We've lived in our current apartment since the day after Christmas, 3 years ago. It has a lot going for it. It's in Amsterdam and in a beautiful location at that. The street is lovely and fairly calm (considering). The neighbours are nice, we even have a yearly...

One step forward, two steps back

1 year ago, for day 44 by Leonie Jonk 💘

I must have used this title before. It certainly feels like an old record to me. The meeting with the reintegration coach went well and I look forward to working with her. It seems like she has a lot of resources and knowledge on coaching someone with Burnout (luckily because...


1 year ago, for day 43 by Leonie Jonk 💘

It's been a while since I posted and I'll admit I miss the community. I've been struggling with my energy quite a bit and what isn't absolutely necessary tends to get dropped and since screens are hard and writing isn't a priority, it gets dropped first. As I said I've...

Burnout caused by hormonal contraceptives (j/k)

1 year ago, for day 25 by Leonie Jonk 💘

An hour ago I read a tiny interview in one of our national newspapers that set my brain all a-buzz (as it often does). In this particular case, it was an interview with Professor of Evolutionary Biology Sarah Hill. She wrote a book about hormonal contraception filled with information about...

Internal dialogue

1 year ago, for day 19 by Leonie Jonk 💘

"Told you" "..What?" "I told you so." "..I'm aware.." "I told you that exactly this would happen. I told you that if you would get out of bed and start working on that damned store of yours that you would end up feeling lousy. That you would end up with...

Etsy updated again! Finally.

1 year ago, for day 16 by Leonie Jonk 💘

Today I finally managed to hit publish on all the Postcards I had made for the August Comic Market. I can't believe it took me this long and at the same time, I can't believe that I finally did it! For almost 5 months I've had this box hidden away...

My New Self

1 year ago, for day 10 by Leonie Jonk 💘

I miss my old* self sometimes. Earlier this week my boyfriend turned to me and asked me that question that pops up in both our heads sometimes; "Do you think we'll ever get any better..?" Better is a vague term, but for us it means as much as 'No longer...

Ugh January

1 year ago, for day 5 by Leonie Jonk 💘

Let's face it, January is the worst of all months. It pulls you in with all these promises. This is a new year, a new you! There will be all these new opportunities and new goals to achieve, it'll be great! But when the shine wears off, all you're left...

The decade of Dark UX

1 year ago, for day 2 by Leonie Jonk 💘

Reading the newspapers in the final weeks of 2019, you were undoubtedly treated to the obligatory definitions of the past decade and I saw none mentioned more than that glowing rectangle of sadness called the Smartphone. Paragraph after paragraph about the negative impact that smartphones have had on our lives....