In recent years I’ve been to several cities that have had terrorist attacks and are common terrorist targets. Ankara. Paris. London.
We’ve seen hundreds of armed police and military personnel running through the streets in Kiev. We’ve seen controlled explosions in Paris. We’ve been to countries that are in full blown active war in their own homeland.
I grab a can of diet coke out of the fridge and take my shoes off before sitting down at my computer cross-legged with a hot water bottle on my knee. I’m wearing jeans and a hoodie. The Pirates of the Caribbean soundtrack is playing on Spotify. On my desk, Lego and a small toy dog. I open up Facebook to write a new post, then pick up my phone to Instagram a photo I took yesterday.
You might assume I’m at home, but it’s just a normal day in the office.
After the mess that was last year, I’m looking at ways to make this year just as good (if not better) than 2015, which was my favourite year ever. I’m planning to concentrate on learning new things, tying up old loose ends, and building on what I have.