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Jetlagged as in ambushed brain: Nobody warned me it could hit me so…

Brussels International Aiport prior to departure


I had been looking forward to coming to America, and although I am no Princess of Zemuda, I knew I could handle it – the bug (or is it big) Apple I mean 🙂

The flight was way too cool for an MJC (Mary Just Come). Well, not that I have not flown long distances before, but not to the US of Uncle Sam, and not on a UA flight with food and drinks at almost all times. Then the movies: flight could have lasted 10 hours for all I care 🙂 I think I agree I did deserve some fun

Check who just landed after some gym on the plane?

You see, I landed here like a gangster lady ready for some “spell it all out…”

My eyes were red uh huh, I was getting itchy uh huh, my brain noted it was already midnight where I came from uh huh, so sleep where were though?

Now there were people to see and excitement in the air, whassaps even to some snoring in little Belgium – sure no reply what did I expect?

Then it was finally bed time, but in Belgium (and my brain too), it was wee hours of morning. Now was that simply the jetlag or an ambushed brain?

I slept for 3 hours, woke up and paced for 1 hour, wrote to Belgium with or without replies, and then managed to sleep again for 2 hours. I decided to write this post and get this bug out of me 🙂

Anyway, I now think I need to take this jetlag or time trying to ambush my brain seriously. Tonight better be a better one cause I don’t wanna go shaggy from a poor sleep hygene 🙂

I write this post not only for fun, but also to maybe warn some other MJC out there looking forward to her own ” Coming to America”. Indeed, I love the chant ‘ Come and see America Wonder, do you know America Wonder…’



Marie Angele Abanga (simplified to Marie Abanga) aka MAG likes to describe herself as a “Jacqueline of several trades”. She is an everyday woman and mother with a zigzag profile. Let’s give it a try! She is an Activist, an Author, a Coach, a Consultant, a Feminist, a Lawyer, a Lecturer, a Prince 2 Project Manager, a Psychotherapist, a Philanthropist, a minister of the Word of God and...! She just loves to sum it up by saying she is a person of passions and a tale of talents. Her life’s journey has filled over 6 books already and her three musketeers keep her busy at home. MAG is also the founder and CEO of the association Hope for the Abused and Battered, and the Country Director of the Gabriel Bebonbechem Foundation for Epilepsy & Mental wellbeing. The plethora of life's experiences and shenanigans she has lived through and learned from in near 4 decades of existence, have equipped her with such an arsenal to coach, train and motivate just any and everyone. She is so charismatic, dynamic and full of life, going by her designed mantra of 3Ds: Determination; Discipline and Dedication. These sum her+her quest to be the best version of herself and impact others perfectly. She attributes all her wealth of knowledge to her conscientious attendance of both informal and formal school.

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