Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was among the things you only hoped for.

Epicurus

That’s the translation of one of the many inspirational quotes hanging in my parents bathroom. It’s been there for years. Today’s picture is an old instagram post from 2013. Thinking back about where I was then and where I am now, I can only say that this quote is very true.

Today is blog day 222. That’s two hundred and twenty two. A little bit special. Realised that the apple pie I made yesterday had a good purpose today. Although I always think celebrations are important. With or without apple pie. 

222 days of being 24. 222 days filled with stories. Documented as an online treasure. When I started this, I had no idea that I would be writing this from such a different place. Not just physically, the Achterhoek is a long, long way from here, but also in terms of emotional growth. I am 222 days older. And hopefully a bit wiser. And if not wiser, a bit more broken and colourful. 

I always dreamed of becoming a writer. I think I may have mentioned this before. And today I am reminding myself that even though I don’t have that book written yet, I did manage to keep up a blog for 222 days. And that is only something I could hope for back in October. 

So basically what I am trying to say is: whatever you are dreaming of or hoping for, it is all possible. One day you will look back and see that you have been given so much along the way. 

Keep dreaming. Keep hoping. Keep going. And then look back once in a while and be grateful.