Wow..presented with letters I wrote back in teen age years. I could not stop flipping through them, the things I wrote, the phases I went through...oh dear me 😳
Back when we were 13, Martyn & I were real close, and it was around then that he moved away from Amsterdam to the UK to live with his dad. This was back in the days before email and text messaging, so writing to was the best way to stay in touch. Thoughts, feelings, pretty much my diary of my life and what I was going through. I also got mixed feeling, even a little emotional, realising what the younger me went through, both the good, and as life would have it, the not so good. Plenty made me laugh and cringe a little, the way I thought about things and people... I can't believe I wrote some of those things down 😂
Most of all grateful that we did this back then and he kept so many of them, to be able to read back today, almost 20 years later, is a gift in itself 🙏🏽
"The only way that we can live is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open. Do it. Throw yourself."
- C. JoyBell C
Being reminded by a few beautiful conversations on what emerges after throwing yourself into the open 😊
This is not the first time we met and yet it was. We enjoyed some Thai food as if it we had done so many times before. Our conversations were merely a continuation of what started in August when we both were following the Altmba. How two individuals can have so much in common can astound me. Thank you Sam for the soul-connecting collision 😊 #altmba#altmba6
Meet the team all prepped up for our trip towards Nairobi. After an amazing two day Kick Off, this team is ready for the 'leadership' journey in connection with Amref Health Africa. A mix of working on personal development themes, how to have a large positive social impact and what this means for ones own organisation.
Our days consisted of, amongst other, a dinner in the dark, a boxing clinic (which surprised me the most) working sessions and taking advantage of the forrest of Austerlitz for some beautiful introspective walks.
Counting the days before we make our way to Kenya #Excited
About yesterday: #HealthyHealthcare. Met with a consortium working on a #CostAction (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) proposal with the vision to bring together best practices and interventions to make Healthcare Healthy. Looking at improving patient care (and its subjective experience of care), increasing job satisfaction by healthcare professionals and the needs to create a organisation/system that facilitates this in a sustainable manner.