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 359 – When I was in primary school..

I hear thunder. Or at least that's what I think it is. There was lightening earlier in the night, so thunder is a logical explanation. But I am not in Kampala tonight. I am in Adjumani. Which is very close... Continue Reading →

Day 353 – PJs and soup

One of my favourite moments of the day. Curling up on the couch with a bowl of soup made from fresh veggies and in my PJs. 'Huismus' is the word for it in Dutch. Yesterday I wrote about everyday days.... Continue Reading →

Day 346 – Role to play

It's been a long day at work. And while the sun is slowly setting, I am taking a quick shower to fresh up. Today I took notes during meetings, typed up plans and notes into protocol and hey, then I... Continue Reading →

Day 341 – Steps

Step by step. Just do the next thing. Don't worry about tomorrow, just focus on what you need to get done today. It's all sorts of thoughts that go through my mind. The whole day.  Life is a bit insecure... Continue Reading →

Day 340 – The end is near

I am really starting to feel it. The end is near. It's almost over. And as I am approaching the end, I really feel that I need a break from being online. It's not so much the writing that is... Continue Reading →

Day 338 – Typing

It has been raining over the past couple days. I love the sound on my tin roof. Today in the office I noticed how the 6 hands and 30 fingers of my colleagues and their keyboards and I are sort... Continue Reading →

Day 331 – About format frustration and being thankful

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 →

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 →

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