Gerrianne Pennings

1 story every 24 hours | 365 stories written by a 24-year-old



Day 349 & 350 – White

Yesterday morning I woke up on the edge of Uganda's biggest national park. The sun rose with its orange, warm glow over the endless fields of green. For the first time in a long time, I woke up in a... Continue Reading →

Day 325 – Jam and cappuccino

I am fully back into work. Today was a long day in the field. Two hours driving, talking, endless speeches a la Uganda style, more talking, looking at some goats, visit a school. A typical day in the field. Then... Continue Reading →

Day 299 – Almost there

You know that feeling? Of almost being somewhere? It's a song we used to sing as kids on a school trip or holiday. In the back of the car. Excited, nervous or tired.  It's funny how my sense of time,... Continue Reading →

Day 291 – Place in this world

​Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father's family, and go to the land that I will show you...I will bless you... and you will be a blessing to others.  Genesis 12:1-2 I got a text today from a... Continue Reading →

Day 277 & 278 – Be reasonable. Be responsible.

Sound advice. It sounds so simple. So logical. These come quite naturally to me, I think. I remember last year, when I was working at Camp Rising Sun in the States. One of the girls I worked with, I also... Continue Reading →

Day 270 – How to live for beginners

It's been a while since I wrote about silence, spirituality and all that jazz. When I was back home in the fall I regularly visited the monastery close by. I would go for walks in the woods and then just... Continue Reading →

Day 269 – The ordinary days

I love the blue sky just before sunset. It's so intense and dark and beautiful. It changes every minute and then all the sudden it's gone. It's just pitch black. The day is over. It's one of those days were... Continue Reading →

Day 266 & 268 – Catching up. On learning how to love.

To love abundantly is to live abundantly, and to love forever is to live forever. I'm sorry. I have not been keeping up with my blog in the past few days. I've journaled and written and been thinking, talking and... Continue Reading →

Day 264 – To my dear friend,

It's a Thursday evening. Only 101 days left of my writing project. So I'd better make them count, huh? I'm listening to some Norah Jonas music. The power is off tonight. It went off a bit after 6. I'd just... Continue Reading →

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