strong wind, quiet mind

One of my favourite things to do is spending time alone at a place where I feel at home. Especially when there is rain or wind outside and I can let my thoughts wander and think about who I have become. Lately, unlike around this time a year ago, I have been noticing that I am doing a lot better without even being able to point out why I wasn’t before. Even though life isn’t perfect, but it’s enough to know that I can go somewhere quiet and be okay.

“There’s so much more to life than finding someone who will want you, or being sad over someone who doesn’t. There’s a lot of wonderful time to be spent discovering yourself without hoping someone will fall in love with you along the way, and it doesn’t need to be painful or empty. You need to fill yourself up with love. Not anyone else. Become a whole being on your own. Go on adventures, fall asleep in the woods with friends, wander around the city at night, sit in a coffee shop on your own, write on bathroom stalls, leave notes in library books, dress up for yourself, give to others, smile a lot. Do all things with love, but don’t romanticize life like you can’t survive without it. Live for yourself and be happy on your own. It isn’t any less beautiful, I promise.”

— Emery Allen

What I like about uni and work is that it makes free time precious.

"Writing is a really personal thing, so if someone changes it too much it becomes less of a part of you."

— Naomi Seed

today on my windowsill

“There are two kinds of people in this world. Those who walk into a room and say ‘Here I am’ and those who walk into a room and say, ‘There you are.”

— Ann Landers

not the worst kitchen

strong wind, quiet mind

"I think about what we once had, & even though it makes my stomach hurt, I’m glad it happend. I know how I want to be treated next time around."

— Unknown

I had the pleasure of spending a lovely afternoon with Regina today. We had coffee in Tübingen and then headed out of town for some photo taking in a yellow field by this blooming tree. :)

spring is for letting go

I’ve been back at uni for two weeks and I am busy as ever. I have spent this whole week worrying and being upset and writing emails and thinking and talking about a job I recently had and I am a little exhausted and have zero motivation for what’s yet to come. But my sister was a huge support these past few days and I am spending the weekend at home and the world is really pretty around here.

"These are the days that must happen to you."

— Walt Whitman

I am so in love with this place I am lucky enough to call home

“When you go out into the woods and you look at trees, you see all these different trees. And some of them are bent, and some of them are straight, and some of them are evergreens, and some of them are whatever. And you look at the tree and you allow it. You appreciate it. You see why it is the way it is. You sort of understand that it didn’t get enough light, and so it turned that way. And you don’t get all emotional about it. You just allow it. You appreciate the tree. The minute you get near humans, you lose all that. And you are constantly saying ‘You’re too this, or I’m too this.’ That judging mind comes in. And so I practice turning people into trees. Which means appreciating them just the way they are.”

— Ram Dass

afternoon snack while listening to my flatmate making music