Who’s in there somewhere out there been in a relationship for a while, got your heart broken, you felt shitty, but then you decided to wake up, face the world, and not giving up ? Well, I’m raising my hand here. Well, both hands. Haha.
So after a toxic relationship that I tried to hold on to, surviving to, and it didn’t work out however I tried to make things right, I ended that relationship. I cried a lot up until I thought my eyes were drying out. I hurt so bad it pained me and it almost destroyed me. But hey, it’s not worth it, wasting your life away for something that doesn’t really work out and you just got to let it go and have a big heart about it. So there I was. Ended my relationship and let things go. And now to think of it, I think it was the best decision I’ve ever made.
I was stuck with a guy. I let myself stuck. For almost two years, I didn’t even travel because he didn’t want to, so I was being loyal and try to convince myself that being in box town is okay, that it was okay not to travel and not to see the world, that I could be happy wherever I’m at, to put what’s important first. But hey, I AM IMPORTANT TOO. Boy, I was such a naive airhead. Haha.
So after coming back and forth to Bali which today is now my home, I travelled someplace further. And boy, how I realised travelling is my thing. Being nomad is my thing. Wanderlust is my thing. I’ve been travelling since I was a kid, and not being able to travel for two years just because I hold on to something so unworthy, was a lesson. Sacrificing the thing that you love to do most in life, cutting it out, just because of somebody : is not okay. If you’re important enough to your partner, that person will be willing to give you chances to do what you love to do, let you be what you are.
Then the day came, when I decided to experience my second visit to Amsterdam. First time I went there, I was only 16. I hated the cold windy weather and I couldn’t stand it. Being a girl who’s always been a summer girl, an island girl who preach hot climates, I’ve never been a fan of cold places. But I don’t know why, Amsterdam makes me fall in love. I didn’t know whether it was the emotion of being able to travel after a while, or I just fell in love, and really in love. Later I found out, I am in love with Amsterdam. It’s on top of my head, whenever people ask me, where would I want to live overseas.
So, here’s part one of my introduction of one of the places I love on earth : Amsterdam, Netherlands.
PS. I’m learning Dutch now, because who knows ? I might move there in the near future. X.
Surviving midnight flight departing from Jakarta to Abu Dhabi for transit, I arrived in Amsterdam around afternoon. So jet lagged for a bit and grabbed a Starbucks Caramel Macchiato, me and Dad hailed a cab and got ourselves checked in and freshen up in our hotel. We just went out for a bit that first day because even though we were just sitting on the plane, it was pretty tiring and we were both pretty sleepy. First day ? Love at first sight. Dutch people, you’re lucky you live in one of the most beautiful city on earth. Preach !