Silke Ernst

“In 20 years, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did do.
So untie the knots, run out of the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds with your sails. Explore. Dream.”

Mark Twain

Ahoy! Cast off. Course to the unknown

I want to do new things!
I am exploring other fields of activity. Monetary and charitable ones that take into account my skills and values.

My aspiration: to bound happily out of bed every day!

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Silke Ernst

Navigate a little more in my life...

Mark Twain’s saying was actually stuck on my fridge 20 years ago and just crossed my path again. Did you know that he used a pseudonym? Derived from “Mark two”- the measure of depth used by Mississippi riverboats, where he was once a pilot… But now course ahead to me:

Several times I left the safe harbour to face new challenges in life. I swapped life in the countryside with a small farm for one on a sailing boat. From an office job to “digital nomad” at the Mediterranean coast.
Some stormy times have taught me not to give up, to get along with difficult situations – just take a breath and let your ship drift in the sea. And then, after careful consideration, i usually found suitable solutions with the help 0f instinct and imagination, which brought me to a save harbour again. True to the another quote:

“We cannot change the the direction of the wind, but we can set the sails differently”

And so I am listening with a positive and curious mood from where the next wind is coming from: is it blowing strongly or is it a gentle breeze ?
I am sailing through life with a zest for life, talking with the seagulls and laughing with the dolphins. And the countless waves that pass by: high, small, blue, white, breaking, foaming, … always make me enthusiastically learn something new.
But the most heart-warming is crossing the wake of other lifes, women, men and kids, with their various faces and their different and colourful stories.
I am very grateful for the trust that is placed in me. Their time for conversations, honest exchanges, their empathy.
Adapting myself to their necessities, I can offer my help, finding solutions for their problems, encourage them, bringing a smile to their lips.

 

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