12 days to my departure. My pulse is rising whenever I think about it and my brain is getting in overdrive. There is so much left to do. Have I thought about everything? What if …?
On a positive note, something really cool seems to be going on in Sweden. Within a week, the Covid incidence fell from over 100 to close to 0. It almost sounds to good to be true. However, this could make the trip a whole lot easier!
I hope that with a bit of luck this will also make it easier for the Norwegian officials to open up their borders again …
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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