Gerrianne Pennings

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



Day 361 – Midway point

I still remember the first week I was here in Uganda. Hosted by a wonderful family. Felt at home pretty quickly. Sat on the same couch as I am sitting on now to eat my first home-cooked meal. 6 months... Continue Reading →

Day 330 – About long-distance relationships

Long-distance relationships. I don't like the term. Because the connotation just sounds so negative. Like distance is the only thing defining that relationship. What is a long distance anyways? Because it's all so relative. I think you can experience more... Continue Reading →

Day 319 – Home

"Wherever you go, go with all your heart." Confucius And we are back in Kampala. Laundry sorted, dinner is cooking and movie night is about to start. That's the sentence I typed on my phone to start this blog. By now... Continue Reading →

Dag 316 – Scheuren door de savanne en wiebelen op het water

Het is zondag! Ik heb al een aantal dagen niet geschreven. Vakantie is altijd ook even een beetje offline. Geen mail, maar af en toe even nieuws en vooral heel veel genieten. De afgelopen dagen waren heerlijk. De auto zit... Continue Reading →

Day 312 – Thoughts while driving

It feels like I've been away for days already. It's only been a bit over a day though. I've been driving kilometres and kilometres over very good and not so good roads. I am tired. But with a good meal... Continue Reading →

Day 308 – Sister in Uganda

Love is not a mere emotion but self-transgression – I really love only what I care about more than about myself. Tomás Halík She is finally here! My most awesomest sister in the whole wide world is finally here. In... Continue Reading →

Day 279 to 281 – Be in love / In liefde zijn

Some days it's really, really hard to be away from home. It took me a couple days to write. I couldn't write. I didn't have the words. The last transcendental imperative I was going to write about was 'be in... Continue Reading →

Day 275 – Be attentive

So in my Saturday blog I wrote about transcendental imperatives. Two complicated words. This week I want to engage with them. Not these exact words though, but the ones they referred to. Words from a book on the saint Benedict... Continue Reading →

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 →

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