about not knowing what you want (and how to figure it out)

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Recently I've been struggling a lot with figuring out what I want to do now that I've got my Bachelor's degree in Psychology. There wasn't one master course I really liked, I wasn't sure whether I wanted to stay at the same university or not and the idea of choosing something that would lead to a job in just over a year seemed a bit daunting. I was even doubting whether studying Psychology was right for me. I thought a lot about taking a gap year, but it wasn't really something I'd prepared for (or saved money for) and I had no idea where I wanted to go or what I wanted to do. I spent a lot of days searching for volunteer projects abroad, but most were very expensive and they were either too short (just a few weeks) or too long for me (over 10 months). I sent a lot of e-mails, even filled in many application forms  and got accepted to two projects, but it still didn't feel right. Because it's almost August now and time was starting to run out, I felt more and more pressure to make a decision. I also felt extremely tired of not knowing what my life was going to look like from September. 
Over the past few weeks, I did a lot of things to try and make up my mind. And luckily, I can finally say I have a plan that I'm content with. 

swan market rotterdam

Thursday, 13 July 2017

The Swan Market. I had heard so many people talk about it, but I never went myself. Last Sunday morning, when it was boiling hot, a friend posted on facebook that there was a Swan Market in Rotterdam that day. I had no plans for the day and I'm staying in a friend's house in the middle of Rotterdam, so I decided to spontaneously go there and see for myself what all the fuss was about. I put on a summer dress, grabbed by camera and got on my bike. 

Barcelona travel diary, part two

Saturday, 6 May 2017

When I woke up on the third day in Barcelona, the rain had finally stopped ticking on the roof of our apartment. I opened the curtains and saw some blue in the sky for the first time since we'd arrived. I couldn't wait to get dressed and finally see the city with its true beauty, covered in warm sunlight. 

Barcelona travel diary, part one

Friday, 5 May 2017

A week ago, I went on a citytrip to Barcelona with my family. We desperately tried to ignore the bad forecasts and kept telling ourselves that the weather wouldn't really be that bad. Our hand luggage consisted of t-shirts, sunglasses and thin jumpers for the cold mornings. But when we set foot on Spanish territory, we realized that we had to adjust our expectations. Barcelona was covered in grey clouds and soon it would start to rain. 
(Don't worry, the blue skies will come in part two).

a stormy day in april

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

It was almost May, but it didn't feel like it. The air was cold and the wind was strong like it was November.

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