Driven by passion

…brought with pleasure.

“Passion is a love for the journey, drive is a need to reach a destination”. 

So where are you waiting for?  Travel the world with me! And believe me I still need to reach a lot of destinations.   My blog represents my own travel & kite – adventures & stories, worldwide & in my home country – The Netherlands. Mariska`s never ending adventure in lifethe world and in sports! Since 2020 on a kitefoilingmission 🙂

“She believed, she could, so she did”

If everybody goes left, I will go right and smile. If everything happens in a certain way it will happen different in my live. A never ending adventure…always something to laugh about, to remember or to forget, always another story.  Why can`t I just be “normal” and boring? Write a book about it and you will definitely have a never ending story, or maybe a complete new library with all storylines combined (comedy, drama, family).  But the most important thing, I always believed in myself. Even tough life totally sucks, and  it’s really hard to push forward, but you can, everybody can… because life is great!!!

“You should hold on a little longer than you can – thats where it will change”

 Just believe in yourself and do it with passion. Have fun do it for yourself, because you like it – do it because you love it  – you gotta be yourself! Others will never truly understand your journey. And so you know what they say: If plan A doesn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters, just try it one more time and stay cool!

“Take on risks and ride the journey called life with no regrets”

Its your road, and yours alone. Others may walk it with you. But no one can walk it for you. So take the journey even if it means alone. Life is one big journey its not where you end up but its how you got there and that begins with one single step. Trust the journey, even when you dont understand it. In the end you will! Be brave, be kind & be strong and do it for yourself, because you love it! Be You!

“Mission impossible

What I learned is that you always should believe in the impossible. It is going to be hard, but hard is not impossible – and it will be worth it – believe me. From skiing  to kiteboarding, from nothing at all to studying a master, from struggles to competing international. Some days I surprise myself and other days I don`t even know what day it is. Its oke.  Acceptance doesn`t mean resignation. It means understanding that something is what it is and there`s got to be a way through it.

“You can be anything!”

It doesn’t matter how many times you slam your face on the water or the concreet, its all part of the game, don’t beat yourself up – keep going! Yes your gonna fall sometimes and yes it might hurt but its oke don’t let it stop you from doing what you love the most. You’ve got to get back up and keep going – falling is part of life and that can’t stop you from what you are doing – it will make you stronger!  It makes me excited if I am scared, I have to do it.

 “If there is no way , create one”

Even if it means taking my kite to class or travelling 60 km by bus, train, boat and foot to reach the beach and go kiting…. Starting with work 4 in the morning, studying until 3 and kiting until it`s dark….There is always a way, you just have to make it happen.  Look for possibilities and progress. Don’t compare and justify. Life has no limitations , except the ones you make.

“Representing possibilities”

 This page is (still) here so I finally can say; “yes I will share my (new) passion again”.  – took me some time to be convinced – It will give answer to some questions in my adventures live. Hopefully to inspire you, to follow your dreams, to find the possibilities in live, to believe in yourself and to create your own way. Nothing is impossible, show it! Or how we say: ik heb het nog niet gedaan dus ik denk dat ik het wel kan  I never did it before so I think I can do it! AND yes you are going to fall sometimes, but dont keep that from stopping to do what you love.

You know all those things you`ve always wanted to do? You should go do them. Let the journey begin, enjoy!

Mariska Wildenberg