2010 was one of the best years of my life. It just keeps getting better by each year, doesn't it? The year was full of challenges and tough decisions that had to be made but the result of them turned out to be better than I could ever imagine. 2010 was the year that I decided to leave the ordinary world, the world of business, the superficiality, the materialism and the mundanity to it's own destiny and instead I walked over to another side of life. The life of freedom and new dimensions. I chose to go for a natural and more pure road where I intend to find things and insights which I haven't encountered before. I have embarked on a challenge and a journey that was inevitable for my persona, and I'm utterly grateful for the opportunity to take part of this life changing voyage this early in life.
Love, simplicity, purity, happiness and strength is what I will bring with me to the next decade, for with that you'd always be able to create an endless amount of opportunities for yourself and your loved ones.
Peace, love and happiness and may the forces be with everyone I hold close to my heart.
I can't regret any step I've taken in life really. Having said that, I don't mean that I haven't done any mistakes, I've done plenty of them. Tons of mistakes that were a result of bad planning, lack of inspiration, not enough will power, poor calculations, laziness or just human stupidity at times. In the end of the day I am just a human being. But the difference between people like us and the others who doesn't dare to make mistakes is that we do not want to stagnate. We make faults and like that we get stronger, we learn and we move on. We develop ourselves as every second pass by and we do not let human failures stand in the way of the passion we feel for life and for being alive. I just don't take life that serious and less so with each year I get older. And wiser I suppose.
Loving my new christmas red Moroccan leather sandals in combination with the 60's palette of colors, the ankle length pants in soft stretch and the tortoise brown Prada shades. Comfortably sober just how I love it.
It is a true bliss to be away from the European weather wintertime. Even more so when knowing that I do not have to return, and will probably not do so for a couple of years. New adventures are laid in front of me. West Africa today.. who knows where we'll end up tomorrow.
Just one of my favorite quotes from Shantaram:
“For this is what we do. Put one foot forward and then the other. Lift our eyes to the snarl and smile of the world once more. Think. Act. feel. Add our little consequence to the tides of good and evil that flood and drain the world. Drag our shadowed crosses into the hope of another night. Push our brave hearts into the promise of a new day. With love: the passionate search for truth other than our own. With longing: the pure, ineffable yearning to be saved. For so long as fate keeps waiting, we live on.“ - Gregory David Roberts
Neither the sky nor the horizon should be able to limit your imagination and true wishes. Make sure to put your dreams into reality. No one will thank you in a hundreds years from now, for the things that you though of doing but never did. Do you really want to waste your time. TT
I have not totally forgotten about this blog and I promise more post later on, but at the moment I am very busy enjoying my first months of our circumnavigation. Come over and check out our sailing progress around the world.
I find that the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand
as in what direction we are moving:
To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it -
but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.