I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate. ~ Vincent van Gogh
I have always longed to visit a foreign land. A strange place, a place I saw in a painting, unfamiliar and unexplored. I was dreaming a dream in the most difficult of life’s phases; when my wanderings were a far-off thought in reality and in financial ration. There were times I would think, why me? Why can’t I have what I’m hoping for and what I’m made for; an adventure? I never found an answer.
Today, I am in that same strange land, but feeling an emotion I’ve never felt before. With a full heart, a boggled mind, and pouring tears I realised that I am, in fact, living the dream. I ask myself again, why me? What did I do to deserve this? How did I come from an uncertain vision to this sublime actuality?
Patience. Hope. Faith.
At the right time, at the right place and at the right moment, the unexpected will happen. You won’t even know it. Months, or even years later, you will realise it when you’re on a moving train, in transit between the known and the unknown, just like I did. You will feel alive, grateful, and full of emotion. Treasure that feeling. It is one of the most beautiful feelings you will ever feel. This is the fruit of believing in yourself, in believing that you are meant to be for something larger than life. So, wait. Wait for your time. It will come, I promise. Until then, dream big!
Location: Van Gogh Village, Nuenen (Eindhoven, Netherlands)