Along the way I’ve had to learn some of the unexpected basics of life. Basics like how to do the laundry, work in a kitchen, talk to people and how to take care of myself. I know right, such basic lessons to be learning after the age of 25. See, I used to work in IT. I worked at my first job for nearly 6 years.. from the age of 19 til 25, and I always had someone around me who knew how to and would take care of these basics, whether it was a room-mate, a domestic worker or my mom.
At some point during my working career life got dangerously boring and I knew a change was desperately needed.
During my first year travelling, I threw myself into the school of life and rapidly learnt the basic essentials for survival. I learnt to trust myself and meet the right people. The second year I learnt a new language and how to really sell myself.. and now into the 3rd year I feel brave and eager for the next challenge, hungry for personal development! I realised that without challenges, goals or variation in life.. things can and will become stale. Well, at least for me it did, and this is my truth.
I found Ken Robinson’s talks because I am registered with TED, I find TED talks thoroughly enjoyable and Sir Ken not only had me in stitches, but also moved. His words and conviction instantly made him a role model to me, and in some way he confirmed something within me and got me started on this path of expressing myself, blogging and sharing my thoughts. I urge you to give him a listen.