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Maartje, do you do anything else besides cuddling dogs & cats, practicing yoga and hold lemons 🍋 on your head? Well, not that much..! Yes I try to keep the house clean (mission imposible with 9 muddy dogs walking in and out), I read a lot (thanks @the_lalamaika for your amazing book shelves), but most of all I can say I am just here enjoying life. Realizing more and more that the ‘system’ is pretty fucked up, but also happy to be seeing a lot of change in people. I was searching for a long time for a job that would make me happy and that somehow would make my masters degree worthy. I’m so relieved to now say: I won’t find this job, not now, and I feel so okay with it. For now I’m happy ‘fladdering’ around, experiencing amazing things and meeting great people and animals. But also to do a lot of nothing, travel slow and take time to really enjoy a place and feel 100% comfortable with just my own company (okay and 9 dogs 2 cats 2 horses). BUT MAARTJE HOW DO YOU AFFORD THAT?? I’ve been lucky being unlucky 12 years ago with an accident that wasn’t my fault. I broke my leg in 3 spots and I was ‘compensated’ for the damage. Yes, this motivated me even more to have the ‘fuck it’ feeling, but to be honest, I have barely been using this money. When I’m in the Netherlands, I work and I have little costs. I own pretty much nothing, my structural costs are a bit of insurances and a phone bill of 12 euros a month. This also makes that I don’t have a place to call home, but I can honestly say I feel at home in so many places. And I’m super blessed with amazing friends and family that host me when I need a place to crash (or for long term I sub rent). I keep my costs low, also when traveling. cheap hostels, couch surfing, public transfer or sometimes being brave enough now for some hitch hiking (or I just walk A LOT). In 2018 I managed to only buy 1 pair of shoes and 2 dresses. I left the crazy fashion industry behind. Don’t need to mention the vegan part anymore I think🌱
Just another ❤️update: In June I’ll mostly be wearing my First Dates outfit again because there’s a new daily coming!
Hell of a long update but feels good to share✌🏼
Happy Easter at Sanlúcar de Guadiana