I recently transitioned to a whole-foods plant-based diet. If this is a topic that triggers you, I can sympathise. I used to be massively triggered by it myself, too.Continue reading “[M]eat”
I recently watched the mini series Keep Breathing on Netflix. I don’t usually watch series. They seduce me to binge watching and I don’t like that associated feeling of losing control over my time. But this one was worth it.Continue reading “Crash”
Last weekend I visited my mum. She had just turned 69 and we wanted to celebrate. She looks brilliant. Glowing face, happy smile, softly coloured hair highlighting the healthy tan she gets from her regular time in the garden. Yet, she also told me something that scared the heck out of me.Continue reading “Choice Points”
In the run-up to my sabbatical I thought I was going to dive straight into learning about my new topic of interest. I had even already enrolled in a course covering that very same topic. Yet, the start of the course was postponed from July to September. “Unfortunately”, I first thought. From hindsight, this was a blessing in disguise.Continue reading “Unproductive”
I’m no longer a diplomat. Nor a civil servant. As of today, I’m just myself. No job, no income, no title. I cut very thick old ties that, in a not so distant past, I sometimes felt I’d never be able to cut. But I did.