Passion and what your heart desires

Today I would like to share my thoughts about a movie that made me realise something important. It remembered me of something that I already experienced, and it is so re-assuring to see someone-else experiencing the same thing and being remembered of it. It is something that will keep happening throughout life.

To summarize it shortly:

It is about that fire in your soul. The passion! And the feelings that come with it once you follow it.

Let me get more into it.

The movie that inspired me to write this blog post, is called “Maidentrip”. It is about a 14-year old girl who decides to sail the world all by herself (and besides it, setting a new world record). She was born in New Zealand, however was growing up in the Netherlands and speaks Dutch. There has been a court case against her parents (and her) in regards of that idea because the court thought it would be too dangerous.

In the end, the girl and her family won and she was good to go. There is no laws who could stop her from doing so. And even if there was, I’m pretty sure she would have found a way around it.

For 2 years, this girl sails around the world. All on her own. You can see her footage in the movie, there was no follower-boats or people with her. In-between she stops in different countries to experience their culture and landscapes, hence she took her time and did the sailing in 2 years and non-stop (which would have been quicker).

What fascinated me the most:

  • The young age of this girl
  • Her willpower and being so content about her dream
  • Being so incredibly brave to sail the world on her own
  • Not being afraid to be on her own on the boat for long periods of times
  • Already knowing how beneficial it is to explore the world and different cultures
  • Following her dream and living her passion. Sailing!



I was truly impressed by that girl….just sailing around the world. On her own!

Afterwards I was asking myself: What impressed me the most and most importantly: Why did it impress me so much?

First of All: That girl and I share a common interest and passion: We both love the ocean. We love the marina life. We love boats and sailing/traveling on them. My heart sings by just thinking about it.

I deeply resonated with her and this movie because I could vividly feel the passion. I experience it myself every time I am “out on the water”.

Then there is also that fascination and gratefulness for HER because she is able to experience all that since she was basically born. She grew up with it and I think it’s the coolest thing ever to grow into your passion and be blessed with parents who already live it and get you naturally into it to. This thing we have not in common. In fact, I had to discover my passions for myself first. Work for them to make them possible and eventually experience them. She had to work for it too of course.

I do consider myself very lucky still, I’m in my 20’s and already did so many things in my life. Experienced so many different situations, cultures, countries and: PASSIONS.

I know now very well what makes my heart sing. Sometimes in-between I even discover something new that I really enjoy and “gets the fire burning. I am luckily to live them and get to live them. Not on a daily basis but this will happen eventually.

I was so grateful and happy for this young girl who is already able to do all that on a daily basis. At that young age. Isn’t that beautiful!? How amazing are her parents to provide her that possibility and support her along the way? It is just absolutely fantastic.

So this movie reminded me of exactly that. Made me reflect my own life again and realise how lucky I am too (different path) and how important it is to follow your calling or passion and do whatever your heart and soul desires. It is not always that easy but we can most certainly work towards it. With the right attitude and outlook on life you will 100% achieve just that.

I will look more into this topic and all around it. How to get there. How to discover your passion. And what to make of it.

For now,

Have a fantastic day!!

P.S: I manifested my new car!!!!!!!!!!!!!