Sitting in a cute coffee shop in Coromandel New Zealand, I wonder what will happen in the rest of 2014. Still so many travel plans but also future plans. Travel dreams and future dreams. Travel achievements and future achievements. Travel ideas and future ideas but which ones am I going to realize? Thinking about the future can make you either very happy or very sad. It all depends in what kind of mood you are right?

For the first time in almost 2 years, we’ve booked flights, places to stay and future plans. Maybe it sounds a bit crazy but this can make you very afraid. The freedom of doing whatever we want and when we want disappears a bit when you book a lot of things ahead. But it also gives you clarity about things to come. You can prepare a bit more.

I’m not sure yet what kind of situation I find easier. The one when you don’t know what is coming or the situation that is so planned ahead? I guess you never know what is coming in life. Life can change in a second in any direction. You just have to follow and accept that life can change without you planning and organizing it.

But how do you make future plans when the future is so unclear? How do you make future plans when you don’t know what you want? So future planning is off the table. It’s impossible and it’s not worth thinking about because life takes you on a ride and you just have to accept it.

Can you let life be like this?

I have to at the moment. How can I plan when I don’t know where we are going to live? How can I plan when I don’t know if I want to stay in the Netherlands when we are back or that we want to travel a bit more? Maybe we do both, live in the Netherlands and travel around. There are so many options and decisions in life that I think that letting life be and take you on a ride is the best option.

Who knows what will happen?

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