Hi! I am Marie-Luise, was born in Germany and have been living, studying, exploring and working in Melbourne, Australia for 17 years. I'm using this space as a little outlet to document some of my adventures, projects & things I find on the internet.
In the last year, I stopped climbing the corporate ladder and decided to take the risk and do what I'd really always wanted to - just never really allowed myself to think about actually doing it - and started studying graphic design. I want to be real and open when talking about this because I think it's really important and I don't think I'm the only one who's ever found themselves in my situation. I'd studied commerce and graduated with big dreams to land a job in which I could work my way up to being someone important in an important company. I know, that sounds ridiculous, but it's not alllll too far from the truth. I followed all the misconceptions about having my shit sorted out at any given time (knowing what to study and what I want to do for the rest of my life). After spending over 2 years stressed and sick I knew I had to change something. Pretty quickly, I quit my job, enrolled in design school and can honestly say it was one of the best decisions I have ever made and I am happier than I have been in a long time. At the end of the day, I count myself so lucky to not only have realised I was following the wrong path quickly but also to have had the means to make a change.
There are challenges in every new path, but none of the lows come even close to the lows I experienced following the wrong goals. On top of that, the most amazing thing happened almost as soon as I made the decision to change: I began to put myself out there - with the attitude of having nothing to lose - and have been given the most incredible opportunities to learn, create and connect with people since. People are good.
When I am not studying or working, I can be found reading, doing yoga, making coffee or planning my next little adventure (usually in my head or on Pinterest).