My name is Demi, I’m 24 years old and for the coming year I will be Vice-President and responsible for PR and Sponsoring. I’m originally from Eindhoven, which is an awesome city in Brabant, the coolest province of The Netherlands! And the best part: it’s only an hour away by train. I’ve been living in Maastricht for a year now, which I have to admit, is also a pretty cool place to live.
When I first moved to Maastricht, I really wanted to do some sports, after not having been doing any sports for quite a while (except for the occasional fitness, but it turns out being broad and muscular isn’t in my genes, sadly). I remember seeing UROS at the Inkom and was contemplating whether to join them or not. The turtle looked pretty cool, so I always had that in the back of my mind. I didn’t apply though, and instead became an active member of the study association for Dutch Law. For a year I’ve been a member of the Bachelor Committee, which was a really cool experience and I’ve learned a lot.
At the end of the year though, the turtle was still haunting my dreams and I decided to participate in a training somewhere in March – April. Even though it was clear I didn’t have any special knack for athletics, I decided to join and soon afterwards was asked to join the board. And that’s how I ended up writing this piece for you guys. Hope to see you all on the track, where you might run faster than me, but I’m okay with being a turtle.