an open letter to believers

 Hey guys!

A while ago I got a message from a reader. I have to say, that message was the most touching one I've ever received.
The person told me that my blogposts helped her feel understood, made her smile and gave her hope and motivation.
I'll be honest with you, I spent about ten minutes crying because I was so touched and speechless.

When I started blogging, I often wrote "personal" posts, I didn't write down my problems, but I often wrote about things that helped me find solutions. Just because I wanted to write about that.
When HITS turned into a music blog, that stopped.

The fact that those posts helped someone, made me decide to bring them back. Not regularly, but every now and then, when I have something to say.

Today I really want to speak to the believers and dreamers here.
I feel like I've had one of those key moments as they are called. You know, those moments where something in your head clicks.

I realised that there is nothing more fulfilling than to give everything you can in order to achieve something you really want.

Now, before most of you click the red [x] in the the top right corner; no, I'm not one of those girls who think that nothing is impossible.
I used to be at some point, but I guess life teaches you certain things sooner or later.

But I still am one of those people who dream big and give everything they have to make their dreams become reality.
The thing is, I'm sure we all know that giving everything sometimes isn't enough. There are situations where you can pour yourself into something, yet you're not going to get anywhere.
But do you know what? That's absolutely fine.
It will hurt, eventually. But if you get to look at it in a more distant, objective way, you'll find out that being able to say you gave everything is incredibly soothing. No matter what.

Finding your dreams can be confusing. Who are you? Who do you want to be? How will you get there? Where do you even want to go?
There are so many questions, so many options and somehow we're expected to find out what we want.

The way I find out what I want, what my dream is, I imagine there's nothing on this planet that could ever stop me. Then I think about what I'd do if that was the case, I think about my strengths, my weaknesses and my desires.
Usually it all comes to my mind very quickly, and once I've decided what I want to do, I go for it. Without any exceptions.

I have one line of a song engraved in my heart and it says "the only way you fail is when you don't react".
(It's by Jim Kroft, the song is called "Canary In The Coalmine")
Yes, giving everything and not getting anywhere can feel frustrating in the first moment. But at the end of the day you can always say you've tried hard enough. You didn't let anything come between you and your dreams until you got to the point where everything simply can't be enough.

There have been situations where I haven't given my all and looking back now, I truly do regret that, because I'll never know what would've happened if I did.

The times where I poured myself into something were tough, but I can look back at them and keep in mind that I, for my part, have done everything I could.

And the beautiful thing about giving everything is that it eventually pays off.
There are going to be those moments where you get what you want, where you achieve what you want to achieve, where you're with who you want to be with.
But that will only happen if you are willing to do something for it.

I guess all I can preach is - do something. Don't be afraid of hurting because if it happens, it will happen either way. Don't be afraid of falling, but be afraid of being stuck not doing anything.

Let your dreams convince you and then convince the world.
Pour yourself into things but always stay true to your heart, afterall that's what keeps you alive.

I hope you enjoyed this kind of post. It would mean the world to me to hear your feedback. 

Thank you for reading!

Credits // Text, Image: Vanessa Jertschewske  


  1. Very nice letter to keep on doing something. Sometimes yourself is te only one that stops you.
    I agree, that life teaches you so much.
    "I've not failed. I just found 100 ways that don't work." ;)
    Keep up blogging this nice.
    Greetings, Mia

    1. I'm very glad to hear you enjoyed this post, Mia! Thank you for letting me know.
      And life probably teaches you all these things for a reason, so we should be thankful no matter what.

      Have a lovely day! :)


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