The Big Two-One

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And then, all of sudden, I find myself at a point in my life where I realize "growing up" is an actual thing.

I did not want to start celebrating my birthday without a little time to reflect on the past year. The year I turned twenty, met a certain special someone, moved to Canada, moved back and found a great place in my beloved city of Utrecht, surrounded myself with the best possible friends a girl can wish for and, last but definitely not least, learned a great deal about myself.

I feel like all the situations I found myself in in the last year, both positive and negative, made me grow as a person. It's been a very special year for me, in which I realized what I want to do with my life. Well... maybe not job-wise, or anything like that, but it did made me realize I will work, and choose, for my happiness.

And that, for me, is part of becoming older. Doing things for me, instead of always thinking about others first. And, more importantly, not thinking that is selfish, but that choosing ME is a healthy consequence of growing up.

"I have decided to be happy, because it is good for my health"

I'm turning twenty-one today and yes, that sounds a little strange to my ears haha. But I know how much being twenty, and growing a little older in the proces, gave me and I certainly cannot wait to see what being twenty-one has to give and teach me. Most of all, I am excited to keep learning about myself and choosing happiness. Choosing myself.  The big Two-One: bring it ! :)


  1. Gefeliciteerd Leneth! I still l o v e reading your blogposts. You're amazing! XXX

  2. Nog van harte gefeliciteerd! De eerste zin van je artikel sprak me meteen aan. Deze realisatie begint bij mij de laatste tijd ook steeds meer door te dringen. Ik vind het mooi hoe je omschrijft te kiezen voor geluk! Inspirerend om te lezen. Veel liefs.

  3. Happy (belated) birthday! Ik vind je schrijfstijl (vooral) de laatste tijd zo fijn en tof om te lezen :) Op nog heel veel meer jaren!

  4. Oeh, veel te laat, maar nog van harte gefeliciteerd! Ik hoop dat je een fijne wauw-dag hebt gehad!