My mum basically finished her studies while being pregnant and then having me as a baby. Impressive right? She’s my biggest example as to what to achieve in life and she only started it all at thirty years old! That gives me hope that turning thirty is just a start for me.

Still, that puts the bar for success very high. I expect too much of myself sometimes and it gets overwhelming. I try to do too much and end up being disappointed. This morning for example I had a planning and eventually realised: ‘Wow. These expectations are so far from my reality!’

(Rosa has worked as a policy advisor at the European Parliament in Brussels and now works as an EU policy advisor for a private company in Amsterdam)

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