A MIDDLE EASTERN FAIRYTALE

14088678_1422686041081764_6439891567678568178_nI have never been inspired like this before. Inspired to make a change, inspired in my way of thinking, or believing. Ambitious to achieve more. After returning from one of the most memorable trips ever, I’m determined to make a change. I’m tired of doing what is expected from me, tired of settling for less than I deserve, doing things which I don’t feel like doing anyway. Let’s go back in time, back to my recent trip

I wonder, how can a place that never been anywhere near my travel radar make me feel so homesick? A place far far away from Rotterdam. I’ve been calling Rotterdam my ‘home’ for about 25 years, but after a week in the UAE, Holland feels like a strange country to me. It made me realize something that I’ve felt for ages. I’m neither Western or Asian. Instead my heart belongs somewhere in between, where these two cultures meet each other. Where there’s a balance, and acceptance of both.  Honestly I’m not sure how to deal with these feeling, but I do know that I’m ready for a change. That routine isn’t my kind of thing. That the fear of unknown challenge me, that exploring new things is beyond exciting, that I can achieve more if I’m ready for it. And trust me when I say; I’m ready!

If you’re wondering at what point of my this my tipping point kicked in., it was during our visit to the largest Mosque; the The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosquin Abu Dhabi. I have never been so mesmerized by something so ‘grand’ and beautiful. I have never experienced a rare Zen moment like I did that day, and that isn’t so strange if your take a moment to notice the beauty of this Mosque.

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