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Dag 183 – Eerste indrukken

(Disclaimer for non-Dutch followers, this blog might be disappointing. From now I am planning to write a Dutch blog on Sundays. Just to summarize my week and the blogs I have written before. Especially on fieldtrip weeks, I might not... Continue Reading →

Day 180 to 182 – Lemon tree

It’s weekend. A warm and peaceful Saturday. I wrote a blog post on Day 180, but somehow it disappeared in the draft stage. My head has been too full with all the thoughts and emotions to write something down. But... Continue Reading →

Day 178 – I am an adult now.

And all of the sudden it’s here. I am an adult now. At least I think I woke up like one this morning. I knew it was coming, but now it's here I am still a little surprised. Okay, I... Continue Reading →

Day 175 – Surreal

It still feels surreal. It hasn't quite sunken in yet. I am leaving for East Africa soon. To a place where there is hunger. People are starving. To a place where there is war and never peace. People are on... Continue Reading →

Day 129 – Inform yourself

It seems like this is an 'I am giving advice' type of week. I started this weekend with writing about questioning yourself, yesterday I wrote about caring for our planet. Today is a blog about informing yourself. I spend some unexpected hours in a train today, so I decided to start reading a book that I have read some bits and pieces of, but never read completely: no logo from Naomi Klein. But I don't really care if you read this book or not. As long as you read, watch, listen and inform yourself, I am more than happy.

Day 111 – Stability in a shaking world

One-hundred-and-eleven blogs so far. That's three ones after each other. Although it really doesn't feel like that, I do think it is kind of awesome. So far so good. 365 - 111 = 254 blogs to go. My blogs have become one of my stable activities throughout my days. Like a pillar in water. On a day in which the world is shaken by a new president, stability is what I need. So as I am writing my blog today, while I am watching an inauguration speech which is just another campaigning speech, I take a deep breath. Where is the stability?One-hundred-and-eleven blogs so far. That's three ones after each other. Although it really doesn't feel like that, I do think it is kind of awesome. So far so good. 365 - 111 = 254 blogs to go. My blogs have become one of my stable activities throughout my days. Like a pillar in water. On a day in which the world is shaken by a new president, stability is what I need. So as I am writing my blog today, while I am watching an inauguration speech which is just another campaigning speech, I take a deep breath. Where is the stability?

Day 98 – House becomes home

A week ago the new year started. That evening I realised that I was actually going to move in the first days of the new year. Literally a new start again. I've had so many of those moments in the last two years, that I didn't really look forward to doing it another time. But I also knew that this was the decision I made earlier and that it would all turn out okay. And it did. We are now a week further and I can truly say that I am blessed with a new home. Something today made a difference. Today this new house became a home.

Day 95 – New rhythm

Who am I? Or mainly, what am I? Am I still a student? Or am already integrated into a citizen like lifestyle? I am confused. By now it really got to me that I am not studying anymore. But to be honest, I am definitely not used to the regular life of a real housewife. Okay, let's not get there too fast. But my point is clear. I am in a transition phase and I need to accept that.

Day 77 – Dressember

Earlier this month I wrote about participating in #Dressember. A world wide movement of women (and men) who were dresses every day in December to raise awareness and money in order to restore dignity to all women. I wrote about it on one of the first days of December, I think. Anyways, it's 17 December today, so we are a little over halfway. So here are some of my personal reflections.

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