The whole world over

‘Most people overestimate what they can do in one year, and underestimate what they can do in ten years’. – Bill Gates

At the turn of a decade I reflect on the past ten years, and maybe even the past twenty years. I can still remember 2000, I graduated high school and embarked on one of the greatest adventures of my life; to spend a year abroad as an exchange student in the US. Little did I know this was only the beginning. This experience set the tone for the two decades to come, in which I lived, studied and worked abroad.

Now that I am ‘back home’ I’m curious about the future. What will the next two decades have in store for me? Shall I continue to travel the world, or will I finally understand what my dad means by ‘always return to the flag’? It kind of reminds me of something Roger Whittaker once sang: ‘You can go the whole world over, every city has its dawn, but everybody living, has one place where he was born’. 

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