This is my shopping list for tomorrow. I will revisit the Albert Cuyp Market with all its handcrafting shops and stands and will buy lots of supplies for my next sewing projects! I’m glad about this wave of motivation that has grabbed me. Hope that it won’t let got!
Deciding to have a relaxed exchange year in Amsterdam and therefore dropping another class makes me feel a lot better. I am not that stressed out anymore and almost confident that I will manage the rest of my courses (still 18 ECTS) with success. This decision has also re-ignited my desire to be creative and I will do some shopping for cloth and other equipment on Thursday!
This is the outcome of my first sewing project. Isn’t it just terribly cute? It still needs to be stuffed but it already puts a huge smile on my face each time I look at it!
Concerning my student life, I have become a lot more confident on all the workload because I dropped one subject. The bad thing is that I will have to do 34 ECTS next semester but that’s okay as long as I don’t feel so stressed and worn-out anymore! Last Monday, we failed our presentation for Marketing in Action so we have to repeat it tomorrow. Our concepts look considerably more substantial and I reallyreallyreally hope that we pass the resit! Of course, I am the one that came up with the most content and will therefore have the biggest part in presenting. Giving away control to others just doesn’t work when the others do nothing. But I am not going to complain about annoying group work anymore. I am going to accept it as it is and try to make the best out of it with a smile.
This is a picture I took in the metro. Here in Amsterdam, every metro wagon has a different design. Sometimes you find yourself sitting in an old-fashioned living room, sometimes on a meadow or in a forest. This time, I was surrounded by nicely drawn birds.
It really does. Why is it so hard for the other students to come to team meetings, be on time and do their share of the work?! It’s really not that hard! Multiply this by five and you can imagine the stress I’m having at the moment. Sometimes, I wish I could just do everything by myself!
After having been to the BodyBalance course which is by far the most exhausting of my three sport courses, I biked to the Albert Cuyp Markt to meet my language partner. We talked a lot in Dutch/German and had a really nice time. I also bought some things I need to start sewing: needles, pins, yarn and fabric. There is a great shop on Albert Cuypstraat which offers anything you could think of sewing-wise. Now all I have to do is dig up some free time to actually get started.