Hello there and thank you for visiting my blog. I would love to tell you a bit more about what this blog means to me and the reason I started it. My name is Surya Tanya Goudsmit and I am a young woman who was born and raised in The Netherlands. To express my creativity and let my soul be free I started writing a long time ago. It helps me to keep my balance in between the reality of daily life and the fantasy of the creative mind. But who is behind this introduction you may wonder?
As a child growing up I always noticed that I saw and/or experienced things a little different than other people. This unique way of seeing the world was something I wanted to share with my loved ones, but it left me misunderstood most of the time. That is part of the reasons why I started ”rebelling” throughout my teenage years. In these years I had developed a new strategy to deal with this system I was so fiercely against. I started to walk a destructive path to literally and figuratively flip the finger to our educational system, society as a whole and the people around me who saw things a certain way, not realizing I was also destroying myself in that process. Throughout those years all that I knew was going against things, using fighting and negativity. As I got older and started battling depressions that eventually resulted in a break down, I really came to an understanding that with this constant battle I did not really reach the goal of changing the world, AND I was only hurting myself by doing so.
“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”
I had learned that in order to change things it is better to put an opposite of what you want to change, that is POSITIVE, into the world and just lead by example. So, instead of going against things (and myself along the way) I started to focus on building and changing a new and positive me. This process started in January 2014 and I must say I have come a long way since then. There have been a lot of positive changes in every aspect of my life, and I am the most authentic I have ever been. One of my passions has always been writing and it’s also one of the things I have been procrastinating for years now. Because I am transforming and I made a vow to myself to stay true to myself and follow my bliss, I could not stall it any longer and decided to start this blog. I dedicate the whole blog to my process and share my lessons and questions here with you. Because I am learning and growing everyday I expect this Blog to evolve and transform with me throughout this process. For now I will put all my focus, energy and love into writing articles about personal lessons. In the future I do see myself expanding my subjects, but that is something that will just flow naturally in time.
I invite you to explore my website, as if you are coming home. Be welcome and enjoy!