Clearly lots of work to be done on improving the blog. I’m glad to see that some of my older posts are still popular, especially the ones about my travels in India in 2012.
Two life-changing events converged on the 23rd of August 1997 – I had my driver’s license in hand and at the same time took ownership of my very first brand new car.
I no longer needed to use public busses or get dropped off at work, shopping malls and the post office. On that day I became independent. Mobility on my terms and in my own time. I felt grown up then.
A few years later I landed a job that required a lot of travel. As I wheeled my fancy new laptop bag onto the 6h00 flight together with a lot of other business people, I felt grow up then too.
The first time I bought shares…I felt grown up.
When I got married…I felt grown up.
When I did my very first long road trip on my own…I felt grown up.
When I left school…
When I turned 21…
There have been many times when I have felt grown up. For me it’s but a state, fleeting, and not a status, permanent. I’m still growing up, learning, changing and experiencing new things. Becoming a better version of myself each and every day.
I don’t ever want to feel grown up because for me, it will mean stagnation.
I want to remain curious and surprised, I want to experience the world with wide eyed wonder every single day.
The yellow volksie was my first car but it was not brand new when I bought it (read more about that amazing vehicle here).
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