While she was a young mother, Monika’s life may have been somewhat quiet, but in recent years she has become quite an adventurer. Her gradual transformation starts at the age of 45 as she takes her first ever plane ride during a company outing to Barcelona. Soon thereafter, she is literally pushing boundaries. From hikes through the Austrian mountains with her four-legged friend(s) to campervan trips to Germany, England and Norway, for example. Monika loves Norway’s natural beauty so much that she decides to go back and hike through the Hardangervidda. She has returned several times since. Sometimes with her son and daughter-in-law, but she also likes to venture out solo. During her hikes, she carries provisions for the entire journey and drinks melted snow. Just the very idea of this already gives the fast-food junkies among our colleagues nightmares. However, this adventure leaves Monika and her son wanting more and they decide to enrol in a bushcraft course in the Netherlands; among other things, they learn about edible plants, safely crossing a river, making a fish trap and tracking. She has not really been able to put any of these skills into practice yet though. The first lockdown is announced whilst they are on their way back from the course and we usually do not have to catch our food in the office (at most, we need to protect it from certain starving colleagues). According to Monika, her level of fitness is not what it was in Norway. We have our doubts about this though after witnessing this fit, fifty-year-old repeatedly overtaking her fellow runners from the office during the Harbor Run (is she that fast or are we just that slow?!?). Moreover, this lady who only started her career at a later age is still full of dreams and ambitions. For example, she aspires to develop an app that makes her daughter's daily life a little easier. We warmly applaud the pursuit of these kinds of experiences and we hope Monika will stay with us for a long time to come.