Before the weekend I travelled by train to Amsterdam and read the newspapers Sp!ts and Metro. Lately they leave some space on the front page for #happylines. People can write down a thought or wish for the next reader. The thought behind this idea is to make each other happy or even to increase the level of happiness. This is what I wrote down…
Translation: Have a nice weekend! Count your blessings and pay attention to the people you love. Enjoy!
I never thought or expected that I would hear anything from the security guy of the tram, but guess what?! He has read my blog. Last week I received a WhatsApp text message with ‘Hello Train Girl’. And now we are texting back and forth. It’s funny because we work at the same unusual times, so he’s awake when I have a late shift 😀 I do know his full name now, but it took some time 😉
These days I’m travelling more by tram than by train. When I have to work the last shift, I take the tram instead of my bike. Always when I’m tired after work or not looking my best, people start talking to me. Why is that?! This time I had a conversation with the conductor/security guy all the way home. Of course he was asking where I came from this late. So we talked about work and I told him that I write a lot and blog about the things I experience in my day-to-day life. Suddenly he asked: “So what we are experiencing just now I can also read on your blog?” I was a bit flabbergasted since I didn’t tell anything about Train Girl or something. But he was really interested and wanted to know where he could find my blog so I gave him my business card. I wonder if he will read this post!
P.S. For the people who are questioning rather I have learned anything this past year…Nope! I don’t know his name 😀
I couldn’t think this would ever happen, but my first interview about Train Girl took place! The owner of the website treinenweb.nl gave me the opportunity to introduce myself and tell about the initiative.
It really made me think, but that’s a good thing 😀 You can read the interview here.