#thisdamlife: 1

IMG_5678Yes. I’m here. In The Dam.

Sitting in a coffee shop – Brug34 – by the canal. A cappuccino, a mac, a story begins.

I’ve been dreaming of this for so many months, of what it would feel like, of what it would be, of what I would think, in this moment. The reality is so much better. It’s real.

Once again I have learned that no matter what and how much you plan, life surprises you with its own. If you get emotional about your plan, all you will feel is disappointment. But if you are open to unexpected twists in the journey, you might just stumble upon life’s very best experiences. And experiences are just so much better. You know why? Because they are real. They are yours. And they are here to stay.

It’s ok to feel anxious, it’s ok to feel disappointed, and it’s ok to feel excitement at the same time. But so often we pay so much attention these feelings, we forget to acknowledge their passing. Feelings pass. Experiences stay. And every experience is a lesson in disguise. It teaches you what you like, but also what you don’t; it teaches you what you want, but also what you don’t; it teaches you what you can do, and also what you thought you couldn’t but did!

Here I am, feeling so many different things, all at once. I can so easily drown in these feelings, but I’m choosing to immerse myself in the experience instead. I want to experience all my feelings in their natural raw state. Only then will I know what I truly want, out of me, out of life.

For now, all I can say is – I can get used to this – #thisdamlife!

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