My name is Michelle and I am a 24-year-old wanderer and wonder-er. This is my blog about a mindful living, my journey of moving to the North and the daily adventures of a creator.
Currently, I am finishing my Bachelor in Applied Literary and Cultural Studies. For the last four years, I spent most of my time with reading books, analysing texts and writing essays and even though this seemed to be the right way for me at the beginning after a while, the urge of creating things myself, to live out my ideas and creativity to its fullest and being more than just a reproducer of things other had already done became stronger and stronger. I started to spend more time photographing, writing music and sharing my passions and life here and I realized that I felt much happier when I’ve been around myself and my ideas than being in university. I’ve always been a bit lost in this world. I did not know who I’ve been, what I wanted and where I wanted to go. Like everyone, I was searching for myself in a very messy and confusing world. At some point, I suddenly found comfort in the forests, exploring and being close to nature. I started to spend more time with exploring the world on my own, finding peace with myself and my mind as my only companion. The mess turned into a path which I walk on now for a little while already and from which I like to take a shortcut once in a while and run off the track sometimes, but in the end, I always return to it, because I finally found that this is who I am.
At the same time, I became more and more fond of the Nordic Countries, the idea of my own little cottage in the countryside of Sweden and the dream of moving after my study. When I spent my study abroad in Helsinki 2016/17 this dream intensified and rose even bigger – for the first time I felt free and lighthearted – my time up there made me realize that I finally found what I’ve been looking for all along: A place I feel home.
By now, I can barely keep my feet still when I am thinking about me living in a red cottage near a forest in the Swedish countryside with my own garden where I grow vegetables and herbs, fruits and all kind of flowers. Spending time in the forests, enjoying a simple and slow life, and maybe making a living as a creator and photographer. This is an exciting adventure, and it has only just begun! There are many things to come and they might not only be easy but challenging and nerve-racking, but I am ready to challenge myself and to live my dream! If you wanna follow along, you are welcome to be a part of it! Welcome to my world!
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