The countdown is ticking down fast. Yesterday was the first day I could ride my revamped bike. I now have a gravel handlebar. It is much wider and a little thicker than my old one. Looks very odd but is very good to ride. Gives you a safe feeling.
Yesterday, I was accompanied on a 70km tour by my eldest daughter Kara. It was good fun and the weather was georgious. After the trip I was genuinly tired. I would need some more rides like that but time will not permit for more than maybe 2 or 3 trials.
About 30 years ago, two zis scholarships helped me to broaden my horizon, expand my understanding of what is possible, and develop more self-confidence. zis is a non-profit organization that has been awarding scholarships for study trips to young people between the ages of 16 and 20 for more than 60 years. Today, the word we use for tenacity and grit is resilience - and I've made it my profession, to help managers around the world to develop more of this inner power.
In retrospect, the experiences I've had on these trips to Scotland and Iceland have been priceless for my development. After having had a childhood with some challenges, I learned that I could cycle 1,700km on my own and get wet every day without despairing. I have learned that I was able to get along with only 300 € for 4 weeks and still had a good time. I have learned what it's like to be threatened with deportation and how to get an interview with the President from such a crisis. I have understood that limitations are primarily constructs in our heads, and I want to make these insights available to as many adolescents as possible.
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Hey, Ihr beiden, richtig cool und professionell sieht das aus! Finde ich klasse, dass ihr zu zweit eine Testtour gemacht habt!
Liebe Grüße von Nina