Learning from a Saint

In the early hours of Saturday the 17th of March 2001, my family and I drove to Staten Island in New York to then take the Staten Island Ferry to Manhattan. This is a great way of accessing New York City, especially if you do not want to take your car into the city. Greeted by a beautiful skyline (in this post you can find some beautiful pictures that I took of it in September 2001 a few days before 9/11), we were promised a beautiful day in the city.

Our habit was to walk up from where the ferries land, all the way to Central Park, which was quite a hike, especially for us kids, my sister was 7 and I was 12. Normally we’d go shopping, climb some sky scraper or even go ice skating (at the Rockefeller Center or in Central Park if the season permitted to do so of course), have breakfast, lunch or even dinner depending if the time of the day and length of our stay. Continue reading “Learning from a Saint”

The year is ending

The year is coming to its end. Tomorrow at midnight all 365 days of it will be completed. This will be my last post of this year. But please do come here tomorrow as there will be a guest post. Tomorrow my new guest series, about traditions, will start with a contribution about New Year’s by Dr Gulara Vincent.

I started this year with a mission, find out what I want to do with my life,  what I want to do in my future. I took notes, looking at what I have done (and why I did those things), what my competences and interests are. I jotted down things such as journalism, publishing as potential fields to look into. It took me time, and one day I took my courage into my hands and took the leap and started this blog. In the post What I want to say I slightly touched upon this journey.  Continue reading “The year is ending”