an 8×8 second read
I broke my heart.
Never knew it could fall into so many pieces
As a little girl I wanted to learn all languages so I could talk with everyone around the globe. Coming from a single parent welfare family in my teens I thought I would never be rich enough to travel.
Age 41 I left Holland for a 2 year adventure with husband and backpack. Stretching way beyond comforts and time zones. Meeting amazing people from all walks of life. It was a crazy adventure.
Gratefully I experienced that there is a universal language: laughing, being kind, humble, open to experience, playful. What you give attention grows. So what qualities do you want to meet and greet in your world?
Ironically the song Amsterdam by Nothing but Thieves best describes my bitter sweet ache. “I left my hart in Amsterdam” they lyric loud.
Mine broke down along the way thanks to all the inspiring people I met and beautiful places I visited. Home truly is were the heart is: everywhere around the globe.
Love to meet you one day, someplace, offline or online. Happy to connect.