Gut feeling

Gut feelingThis is how I remember it, Brundall railway station. In 1989 I got off the train here, with a knot tied in my stomach. A month before I left the army, not knowing what to do with my life and my uncle, The Brains they called him in the family, advised me “to go far away for a while to grow up and find out who I am”.

It meant a turn in my life that shaped me into what I am still now, I know that sounds a bit cryptical but my real friends know what I mean.

Oh that gut feeling I had then, it’s here now as vivid as back in 1989 and it takes me back to that railway station where I got off to enter a new phase in my life.

And again I have this feeling my life is taking another turn, hopefully for the better and it’s a bit scary, pleasant scary, exciting. Because just like in 1989 I am going to look for a job which is quite new to me. I haven’t found it yet but I will for sure. No more ICT, server, computers, websites and help-desk support. Something entirely new and again in the so called soft sector.

Not in care alas, my body can’t cope with that anymore. And maybe not as exciting as my job was then but at least in an environment where I can be myself without being shot down for I don’t know what reasons related to the job description. Just like then I will be on top of it, succeeding and being accepted I hope.

No wonder I have this gut feeling again.

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Leendert van Gemeren

Dit ben ik, Leendert. Ik ben een beetje ouderwets en houd van dingen die geweest zijn, bijvoorbeeld oude Engelse series op TV zoals All Creatures Great And Small, mechanische horloges, bifocale brillen en oude langspeelplaten. Ik houd niet van moderne dingen en werk regelmatig aan een ouderwetse modelspoorbaan. Ik volg Jezus en schrijf mijn gedichten soms ook over Hem maar ik schrijf ook verhalen over het leven. Excentriek. Op feestjes ben ik vaak te vinden in de keuken.

This is me, Leendert. I am a little bit old-fashioned and I love things from the past, old series like All Creatures Great And Small, mechanical wristwatches, bi-focal glasses and vinyl records for example. I am not keen on modern things and I often work on this old style model railway. I follow Jesus and sometimes write a poem about Him but I also write about my life. Eccentric. You can often find me in the kitchen at parties.

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