Tuesday, October 13, 2015

I'm going to run a half marathon

Running a half marathon is part of my 30 before 30 list. I started training today with my S Health app. I feel really motivated, because the app is like a personal trainer and it's so fun to see the miles and steps I take on my way to my goal: a half marathon.

Now that I'm serious about running, I need better shoes. Mine are a bit too small. I want to find perfect shoes keeping in mind how my foot pronates etc.

Can't wait to go shoe shopping!

Monday, October 12, 2015

People etc. you need to follow on Twitter


If you like giveaways, you need to follow her. 


If you're a Christian and like encouraging and inspiring tweets, follow Neil.


If you want re-tweets, they'll help you.


If you want to be part of the fight against human trafficking (modern-day slavery) follow The A21 Campaign.


If you want to get Arwa's interesting tweets about what's going on in the world, follow her. She's a CNN correspondent. 

Saturday, October 3, 2015

What does it feel like to grow up abroad

I'm a third culture kid, which means I spent a significant amount of my childhood abroad. Many people have asked me, what's it like to grow up abroad. Here's my short answer:

1. You realise your own language is very limited, so you need to use phrases from the other language

2. You always miss someone

3. You say goodbye a lot

4. You always miss something (food, candy, TV, weather, buildings...)

5. You don't know where you're from

6. You most likely love airports and planes

7. When you go back to your "home" country, you feel like an outsider

8. Being a foreigner feels normal. And when you're not, it's WEIRD.

9. Cultural and practical differences abroad don't bother you

10. You have more political, religious and cultural knowledge than your peer's back "home"