Day 241 – At home in the world

"Hallo, it's insert name of my grandfather speaking." "Hi opa, it's me, Gerrianne." It's quiet for a few seconds. "Gerrianne. How is that possible? You are so far away." "Well, that's the advantage of modern day technology." The conversation goes on for a little bit. I talk to my grandmother as well. They've had a difficult week,... Continue Reading →

Day 240 – Dear future husband,

First of all, please don't freak out. We haven't even met yet. Or maybe we have, and I just haven't realised yet. Either way, I can't wait for the day that we do get to meet. Or the day we meet again. Please don't be afraid to take some initiative. I won't bite or reject... Continue Reading →

Dag 239 – Heb het leven lief

Tijd is een bijzonder iets. Menselijk. Bedacht om grip te krijgen op de wereld om ons heen. Het is zondagavond. De hele dag loop ik al rond met deze blog in mijn hoofd. Woorden die zich langzaam vormen, herschikken, verdwijnen en weer boven komen drijven. Ik luister naar een boek, omdat ik dan ondertussen eindelijk mijn woonkamer... Continue Reading →

Day 238 – 2 months

Monday morning. 27 March 2017. That’s when I hugged my close family and friends one more time. After a super long line through security, I got on a plane. Ready for a new adventure. I sort of had this idea that I would slowly, but surely find a way into my life in Uganda. Little... Continue Reading →

Day 237 – Seize the day

"You must strive to find your own voice because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are going to find it at all." ― Dead Poets Society It's been a long week. I am exhausted. The week started out pretty rough. I felt horrible. Physically speaking at least. But Monday morning seems... Continue Reading →

Day 231 – Short and sweet

You know what? Today I am going to keep it short. This morning I posted my Day 231 on social media. It really was a pure moment in which my heart was overflowing with joy, contentment and happiness. I posted this: All I need is these simple kind of Saturday mornings. Wake up, go running,... Continue Reading →

Day 230 – Remember the days…

When I open my blog, one of the first things I see is my daily stats. My favourite bit is the world map that highlights all the countries from which people look at my blog. Always a good number of Dutchies and then literally people from all over the world, the United States, India, Pakistan... Continue Reading →

Day 229 – Relieved

So how do I get unstuck? How do I make the right decision? I must admit that I’ve always been really good at putting pressure on myself. As much as I want to give myself time and space to come to well-founded decisions, it always feels too slow or too fast. Too much worry or... Continue Reading →

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