You may have noticed that I took it slow for most of December. This picture that I received in an e-mail joke probably best describes my December holiday. I am at the moment trying to figure out what the best way would be to start 2012.
Early on during our December holiday our family stayed over at a beautiful Hole in the Wall holiday resort at the Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape province. The scenery and landscape was breathtaking, and I cherished the time spent with my family.
However, my mind could not rest due to the visible poverty all around us. The people live in small huts, scattered over the country side. The environment shows the strains of poverty. The animal rescue centre nearby has collected more than 8000 illegal snares and traps in the last 2 years, and the locals trade in undersized lobsters and fish in order to stay alive. How do you build market systems in such a place where there seems to be little scale of anything?
I decided not to write any blog posts in that state of mind.
Reflecting on 2011, I made 23 blog posts, and had about 6000 visitors on the blog site (excluding visits to my Linkedin page). Seems like it is worth the effort to continue investing time reflecting here. If you have any ideas, requests or comments that will help me improve this personal reflection space then please let me know!
I wish all my readers, friends and fellow adventurers a prosperous 2012!