Life journeys are all unique to the individual, but the questions of ‘why’ we took a certain path can keep us up in the middle of the night. It’s in the moments of self-reflection that we can begin to uncover the answers that are hidden within each of us.
It’s about asking ourselves the right questions that will bring clarity to our everyday life. What makes you feel alive? What does success mean for you? What are you moving away from?
Nynke has been part of the Keola Journey for over 1 year now and we caught up with her to discuss her personal journey and where it has taken her.
At this moment in time Nynke’s journey has brought her to a forked road, where she is both working as a journalist and will simultaneously launch a blog about adventures and sports for women, following her passions in life. This is a time in her life where she hopes to carve her own path.
To Nynke, being alive means freedom. Having the possibility to make our own choices, to live a life full of adventures and meet people that are outside of our bubbles. "Meeting new people with new insights and things you can learn about."
Of course, everyday life is not without its troubles. There will be good days and bad days, but maintaining a strong mindset can give us the clarity we need to move forward. Nynke pointed to, “sleeping well, exercise, doing challenging things and travelling” as activities that stimulate her mind, offering a fresh and clear perspective.
The biggest question remains, what does a successful life look like and what does success mean? To which she said, ”I think someone who really enjoys their job is successful. And where everything is in balance. There's enough time to do sports and eat healthy. Enough time to spend time with your family and then have a job you love. I don't think it's about having a big salary or a big car or a big house. Having the time to do everything that you want, but you control your time.”
As someone that has been part of the Keola Journey for such a long time, Nynke told us that it can be very lonely to follow a path that not everyone is taking.
“I think it's beautiful to have some women around you that feel the same thing. I think that's really beautiful. They're maybe in Canada, in Spain, they're everywhere! Having like-minded people around you.”
For the full interview, be sure to click play on the video attached above.
Growth and self-development is a continuous process as we start to discover who we are and what we truly want in life. It begins with present-moment awareness, mindfulness and using the right tools that will help strengthen our minds.
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