Some days you wake up and you just know that today is not going to be your best day. So today: format frustration. It turned out to be just fine, and I don't mind at all admitting that I should... Continue Reading →
Empty blog page in front of me. I don't really have the words to reflect on yesterday. Too little sleep perhaps or just endless amounts of gratitude that I don't know how to express. Even though I wasn't supposed to be at my own graduation, I made it after all. If you want to know why, read my day 24 blog. So there I was, with 5 other amazing young women, at the University of Amsterdam. Graduation. Master of Science degree in Sociology is real now.
Instead of walking through Addis Ababa, I am walking through the Dutch rain. That wasn't quite planned. Yet that's how it is. The past 2 days are probably the weirdest days of this year so far. I don't really feel like writing today. But I made a promise to you and myself to write about anything that would happen this year. So here it is: the story about how I broke my track record of distance travelled in a day. New record stands at 11.786 kilometers in about 24 hours.
Warm showers, Strawberries in December, Multiple mobile devices connected to internet, A passport from the Schengen zone, ...
I like mist in the morning. It gives a sense of mystery. The world slowly reveals itself as the sun rises. It feels like everything is just a little bit more quiet. Like the world is waiting for something to unveil. So after I took the picture from my bedroom window, I just stood there to watch the sunrise. Watch morning glory unfold.
This weekend I hosted Leo. He is a from Costa Rica and cycling from Denmark to Madrid in one month. So last night he arrived, tired and cold looking for a home. That's the thing I like about Couchsurfing. You always have a home somewhere around the world. Hospitality is not a complicating thing. You offer you home as a place to stay for people who need it. In return you have access to plenty of homes during your own travels and adventures. Sometimes I wish peace was that simple.
So my first week of writing is done. 7 stories are online. 358 stories to go. Okay, that's still a lot. But a decent start is half the work, right? I am truly amazed by the responses of people on this project. So many people that are reading the stories and feel inspired somehow. I can't really get my head around that. Thank you to everyone who has joined me on this journey. Thank you for taking the time to read my thoughts. Thoughts that I don't edit, but are just mine put into words on a screen. In case you haven't followed my blog this week, here is an overview. I will try to write one every week with additional thoughts, funny stories on how people react to the blog posts or just my personal reflection. Enjoy!