A new decade is about to commence. Twenty-twenty. Sounds spectacular don’t you think? Today’s post is a collection of thoughts on the year that has past, and intentions for the one that’s coming up.

As the frenzy of festivities subsides, a certain quiet arises in the days between Christmas and the New Year to reflect on that which has been. I reckon I could say it was a rather challenging year, but also one of tremendous personal growth.

Grateful to have been able to embark on some amazing adventures. I was super lucky to thru-hike and wild camp the magical West Highland Way blessed with sunshine, I have seen the most beautiful Dutch landscapes on several microadventures in the Netherlands, and I’ve enjoyed being a pilgrim on my micro-Camino in Germany.

That’s not all though. Still bearing the lessons from the Camino de Santiago, I continued my own personal pilgrimage. Through asking questions and being still (at least trying to be), my own path became clearer this year. The highlight is most definitely my decision to become a certified coach, in order to assist others on their own personal journey.

rumi quote; your heart knows the way

So what’s up for 2020! Super excited to continue my studies, and see where this will lead in the upcoming months! I’ll incorporate that which I’m learning during my studies into the blog. So apart from practical advice for outdoor adventures, you’ll find some for your inner adventures too! Also on the planning (finally!) is a monthly themed Newsletter with tips and handy printables. Haven’t signed up yet? Here is your chance:

My personal intentions for this year are most definitely taking more time to explore the outdoors! I’ve challenged myself to be creative when it comes to outdoor adventures this year – time and money shouldn’t be an excuse to stay at home. Exploring the outdoors serves to bring my second intention into fruition, which is cultivating a better relationship with myself. Not an easy task, but I’m pretty sure that patience and courage will get me there.

Twenty-nineteen, twelve beautiful months filled with movement, intense challenges, difficult choices, and intense inner discoveries. Twenty-twenty will be a year of listening to my heart. It knows the way. So does yours.

May you have the most wonderful year yet.