OTHER NOTES

TRAUNSEE

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It feels so long ago that I took these pictures. Just that moment when summer turned into autumn, it seems now. In the last few days the mountain tips have already been white, can you believe that?

This isn’t really a travel post, though I would absolutely recommend to go to Traunsee if you’re ever in the area. It’s probably a ‘I want to share the pictures and feel like writing’ post. So. I want to blog without the pressure of staying ‘on topic’.

Let’s talk about that pressure. Not just specific to blog. University has started again and with it lots of expectations. Comparing ECTS and how little time you have for yourself. Luckily, I’ve always been good at taking the time I need to relax. But I don’t do it lightly (anymore). I dropped three courses because deep down I know, the workload of seven classes and my job is about all I can handle and still have time for something else. Whatever, yoga, friends, perhaps a little travel.  And still, there is this voice in my head that keeps telling me it’s just laziness, that I managed to accomplish so much more in the previous semester… That if I didn’t have that job, I could finish my studies quicker. Ha. Welcome to my inner struggles.

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Why am I writing this? Maybe some of you can relate. Maybe most of you.

You know, when I think about it now, the slow living concept comes to mind. And it tells me that, while it’s great to have goals and dreams for the future, it’s the now that matters. Choosing to be happy NOW. Looking at all your responsibilities and finding a way to make that happiness happen in the present. And keeping those nights lying in bed awake, thinking of all the things you should have done/need to do asap, to an absolute minimum.

Do you feel that pressure, too? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.

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PS. This is the first time I chose black and white for the photos, for the sake of experimentation. I’m not a 100% convinced – what do you think?

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