Welcome to my first blogpost! Well.. not quite. But maybe I should introduce myself first: My name is Maura, I’m 19 years old and I’m initially from Germany but I now live close to Zurich in beautiful Switzerland. I own a cat and I probably always will own one (crazy catlady to be). I’ve already had a website where I would post pictures and I’ve also already had a blog. But I did not really have the time to pursue it with the effort I initially wanted to invest.
But this summer I graduated from high school and decided to take a gap year before starting university. This decision was made due to several reasons, but the main one was that I didn’t really feel like I knew what I wanted to do with my life..and that I didn’t even know who I was. I was just so focused on school and getting my life together that I forgot to open up to the world and see what I’m interested in. All I could see was that I suck at maths, that I don’t like dry subjects like economics and law and that there’s so much to do for tomorrow (yes, procrastination was one of my main hobbies).
Now it’s the last day of October – HAPPY HALLOWEEN – and in fact I made some progress! Since August I’m working in retail in order to gain experience and to earn some money, plus I might be realizing that some, if not all, aspects and opinions of my school years were heavily influenced by teachers and other factors. One example: I am now figuring out if economics might not even be as dry as I experienced it. Looking at it from a different perspective (not being forced to deal with it, no influential teachers, etc.) opened my eyes. In case you’re interested: I am now considering business studies as a minor for my studies.
So..I’m seeing this gap year as a chance for new things. For looking at things again, on which I already decided that I wouldn’t like them. For becoming more open towards the world and the people. For getting to know myself better and for finding out who I could become.. And of course for starting a new blog for all my little and big adventures that are going to happen sooner or later.. Hint: a big one in 61 days! Pictures, stories & experiences are to be found on my blog in the future.
Stay safe and enjoy your day !