Following my dreams

What are you most proud of in your life?

First time answering one of these prompts. What I’m most proud of in my life is that I’ve been doing exactly what I dreamed, imagined, wanted do. The most recent example is sailing across an ocean (check for more on that), which has been a dream since I was a teenager.

Sailing from Cape Town to Brazil has been the culmination of a process of imagination started about ten years ago when I decided to first visit and then move to South Africa. And that was set in motion by the imagination of living somewhere else then Belgium where I was born and grew up.

I know I have been extremely privileged to be able to realise these dreams, I definitely do not want to suggest that it’s easy to just follow your dreams. But I know a lot of people actually could do it, if they let go of the fear, if that voice (inside or outside your head) telling you it’s not possible.