If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably had a rollercoaster year chasing adventures and dreams and eligible bachelors.


You may have set goals and forgotten about them.

Or not set goals and over-achieved simply by getting out of bed and putting pants on.


But whatever sort of year you’ve had, I hope that it’s not only been good – but also good for you!

That it’s grown and taught and challenged you.

This year had great aspirations.
But as much as some of my goals (like hugging my granny, finally visiting the Netherlands (my fatherland), and an adventure of epic proportions) were met;
many of the prominent ones have been left severely starving.
– I’m okay with that, or at least I am trying to be.
It’s really hard to let go.

And if there’s one thing I have learned this year, it’s exactly that:
The importance of letting go.
You have to let go of the kak to make room for the awesome.
In fact, sometimes you even have to let go of the awesome to make room for the new, the better, the best.

In 2017 I had great notions of finding a high paying job (or any job for that matter);

life threw me another year of blissful unemployment (and I survived it even).

I had great notions of settling down;

but we all know gypsies are incapable of such feats.

I finally sat down to write a book; but it’s yet to be completed

I can’t sit down for very long…

I’ve had to let go of plans.
And of people.
And of pain and of my own insecurities.

This week, after more than five years together; I finally sold my prize-possession trusty scooter.
And while it was hard to watch it go;
I know it made room for a brand new chapter.
One in which I don’t have to worry about it accumulating cobwebs in the garage.

I’m not sure where you are at;
but maybe it’s time for you to let go of something?
What do you need to release from your life to make room for the most exceptional year?

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