From Studying to Amsterdam!

Inspirational quote of the day:

Replace the fear of unknown with curiosity!

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from santigold . oh I miss Portugal. What a blessing that we could just live there in our own peace and freedom.

Hello friends! Just got a notification from bea to update my blog and sometimes I just need an reminder, because days go by and there are so many things to get done, but then again it is so nice to save some thoughts on my blog for later.

So what is going on? I currently have a week off and use it to catch up on my nutritional health studies and hopefully finish some uni homework. I’ve been enjoying a lot of family time lately and this is grounding me a lot! Tomorrow (oh em gee?!?!) I’ll be heading to Berlin to freak out together with Anna about the fact that we’ll be in Amsterdam a few hours later :O I’ve never consciously been in Amsterdam (maybe as a kid but I can’t remember) and I know from my friends that it’s EPIC! So really looking forward to visit this city and our former housemate Millie from Bristol : )))

Also I am thinking about doing a little column about my fashion design studies, like what is happening in the courses, the tasks etc. Would that be interesting to you guys? I, personally, never had a clear idea of what art students actually do and how the study looks like 🙂 Let me know xx

Alright, I’ll give my best to fill my beloved blog more often, as an inspiration for you and me as well! Have a blessed day ❤

It does make sense

Oh these ups and downs! I could already tell this morning that I’d feel weird tonight.

Got up at 6:30 am and started the day slowly, all relaxed 🙂 Then, to get an overall impression, I watched videos about fashion design portfolios (those you need to apply for an academy or uni). I felt overwhelmed because what I saw was so different to my expectations… so different to what I saw myself capable of doing! So – trap of comparison.

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Anyhow, I couldn’t see the passion in the things I do anymore. It was there once, for sure, but the question is: what is my motivation? Getting all perfectly prepared for my future and sacrificing the present? No way! But that was the case… Why am I speaking in past tenses? Because I asked my soul. It just came over me and I was in a dialogue with my soul.

“What is it that you love? I know you know it and therefore I know it deep down, but what is it? Is it something I have to experience yet?” I asked my soul.

The answer came as a feeling. Truly, I encourage you to do the same. If you really seek an answer, you’ll receive ist.

“You already do the things you love. You just can’t enjoy it anymore because you do it for a future event… not for yourself. If the future wouldn’t matter and there were no plans, how would you have spent your day? What is it that you enjoy?”

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And I realised… it is all there. Simply the worries about the future toke up the place of my joy. I mean it is okay to have an idea of the future… but you still live NOW and everything you do, be it meaningful or not, you should do because you enjoy it RIGHT NOW. I actually love spending my day teaching myself drawing, sewing, reading, studying, diving deep. And its so much more fun if you are fully present. Get my drift?

There was a time when i didn’t know what I loved at all. Now I know a few things. This is great. Excuse me, I’m off reading ❤

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P.S.: Just realized how divinely things turn out when you don’t plan. Just floating. Peace xx

How to get real

Take a minute and think about that:

LOOSE YOUR MIND AND COME TO YOUR SENSES

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LOOSE YOUR MIND AND COME TO YOUR SENSES

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it really can make a difference, don’t you think?

xx, Jules

 

About letting life do its thing

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Back in January I would get angry about mentioning the option of going back to Germany and stay longer than 2 weeks. About letting the next chapter of my journey taking place at home. I was so feeling the whole “living in a foreign country without planning and return dates” that I couldn’t think of pausing that lifestyle. But – this I knew from my heart – it wouldn’t be too bad either. Could be actually really fun, having endless opportunities at home, let alone some amazing german products we’ve missed abroad. Well, home for me meant getting back to the old everyday live, stop living the dream .. but bullshit! If I’ve learned anything on my travels then that it is always my choice to do or not do whatever I want! And it doesn’t matter where… the most beautiful place is in your heart (aww, cheesy but true) and no spot on earth can ever bring you fulfilling happiness seperately! Sooo… we can always come back I said, Germany is just another destination after England and Portugal, we can leave for the adventure again as soon as we like!

Now, back home for almost 1 month I must say, everything worked in favor for us again! Fate, I mean. I am loving it, still not planning but living freely and continiously doing what I love. It makes such a difference… and trust is everything. A favourite saying of mine is:

Live each moment completely and the future will take care of itself. – Yogananda

No need to worry, everything is good, just let go and accept and know that things happen for you and for your favor 🙂