Je bekijkt de reis...
Reisverslag 1 year
15 augustus 2014
One year ago I was getting on a train that would bring me to a tiny little idyllic goat farm in the hills close to Libourne, France, where I would stay for the first three weeks of this trip.
One year ago I was extremely frightened and extremely excited at the same time, of what I had let go of and of what would come.
Thankgod I felt so supported by closed ones and thankgod my dear sister was with me in that train and for the first three weeks to give me courage to go on with this.
From there I had no clue, and I could never have imagined what would happen from then on.
I could never have imagined how many people, things and places would cross my way who would help me, support me, teach me, inspire me, bring a smile on my face, make me laugh, love, be happy.
I could never have imagined what amazing things would come on my way by letting go, going with the flow, surrender and accept anything that would cross my way, anything life was offering.
One year later I crossed France, Spain, Thailand, Laos and parts of Australia. Someone else could have done a world tour in the same amount of time. The number of countries visited in this period is small but that's ok, that's not what I needed it what I was looking for. And what it all gave me is indescribable.
It was the year where I learned and grew more then anytime before. It was the year I started finding out who I am and what I want, and I'm still finding out more today.
It was the year that I felt everything in extremes. Happiness, pain, joy, love, sadness, bliss, loneliness, company, worry, peace.
I've never felt so rich even though reaching the bottom of my savings.
I've loved deeply even though sometimes for people just met. Connections wich go beyond words, beyond emotions and beyond time.
I've crossed so many boundaries, overcame so many fears, felt overwhelmed by everything life has to offer.
It was a year in wich I felt deeply connected, with myself, with others crossing my way and with people physically far away. I can't express my gratitude for all of this in words :)
One year later and I'm celebrating this anniversary with a coffee, a coconut-date slice and Barts company at a little cafe in Katherine, NT, Australia, before hitchhiking to a (apparently) gorgeous hidden waterfall to spend the rest of the day at.
One year later and I'm, as always, where I am supposed to be :)
Love and a thousand thanks to all the beautiful places and people close to me, near or far, crossing my way, supporting me, helping me, being and staying connected with me, inspiring me, teaching me, loving with me, laughing with me, sharing with me.
And all I can do back is doing my best to pass on and share some of all this love, joy, smiles, inspiration, lessons and happines and so I hope I can... :)
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15 augustus 2014 08:09 | Door: Lisa
Damned girl, it has been a year already. It so crazy how mouch your life can change within a year. I admire you for having the courage to go on this trip and wish you all the best for the rest of your journey... wherever you may go ;-)
Veel liefs en knuffels,
17 augustus 2014 16:07 | Door: Hueshy
Every day, a year will pass by ;-)
Time will not give the balance ...
it's the source you meet !!!
And important is, how to fill those days !!!
Francis, what we see and what we read out off your messages
Every word of you comes out off your heart
and that certain inside, you wanted to expose it to yourself ...
You are the one who will succeed
when you will keep your eyes open,
let your words hear, and feel your needs
and make it all to one Francis !!!
... and afterwards,
we gladly meet the new Francis ...
Surprise us ...
but always remember "enjoy life, carpe diem" ;-)
23 augustus 2014 15:34 | Door: Ingrid
Gefeliciteerd! Voor je verjaardag heb ik dat 3 weken geleden al gedaan maar dit is: 10 verjaardagen tegelijk, een kroon, een bereiken van het topje van een hoge berg, een overwinning!!! Fijn dat je je zo bewust bent van hoe waardevol dit is voor de rest van je leven. Ik wil je zo graag weer in mijn armen sluiten maar realiseer me ook de grote waarde van je zo lang te moeten missen. Ik hoop dat de rest van je reis ook zo zal zijn! Tot snel skypes, hug, mam