Gerrianne Pennings

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



Day 252 – Waiting

So I am waiting. Waiting for a car to pick me up. In the mean time, I am answering emails that have been in my inbox for way too long. I am making myself some fresh Saturday morning coffee and... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Day 227 – Wise woman

Wisdom. The word keeps coming back to me in various ways. I read it in books. I hear it in the whisper of my heart. What does it mean to be wise? How do you make wise decisions? What to... Continue Reading →

Day 219 – Crushing the quarter life crisis

While my backpack is still drying up from cleaning after my last trip, I stumble across an article with the title: "Backpacking around the world won't fix you." Great. Just what I was looking for. I click the article away.... Continue Reading →

Dag 204 – Contrast

Elke week lijkt een maand op zich. Gewoon omdat er zoveel gebeurd in korte tijd. Morgen is het vier weken geleden dat ik op het vliegtuig stapte naar Uganda. Net nadat ik afscheid had genomen en ik in de rij... Continue Reading →

Day 201 + 202 – Rocks and rivers

Miles and miles of sandy, rocky roads. Bumpy and unlivable. Miles and miles of roads through green patches of fresh grass fueled by the first April rains. Alive and hopeful.  Contrast. Just a few miles. You don't have to drive... Continue Reading →

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 176 + 177 – Always a reason to celebrate

You can look at life in different ways. But you always have a choice. A certain level of freedom. Even in the most difficult times of your life. I'd like to think of myself as a positive person. With always... Continue Reading →

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