I never thought I would say this, but for about 30 seconds I thought about leaving you. Luckily, I came to my senses before I did anything drastic, and I am pretty goddamn relieved that I did
Your sunken canal houses which lean lazily against their neighbours, the lights that hit the canals at night, the gezellig cafes and cocktail bars, and your amazing Rembrandt and Van Gogh paintings mean that a little bit of my heart will always belong to you.
So far, in the three years that I have lived here, I’ve had my ups and downs. Right now, my personal life is pretty down – a break up with M, having to start over, find a new place, and find new friends – it isn’t easy – but I feel something in this city. A vibe that nothing can switch off, and a place which I have fallen in love with – which is why leaving is simply not an option.
I just wanted to say to you, and to myself – happy 3 year anniversary of me living here, and thankyou for reminding me of what’s important.
Amsterdam, I love you.