Constance the start.

We’re two clowns

So here we go, after fixing things at home. I’m off to Constance. After arriving the first thing I did, was buying two clown noses. Thorsten the store owner wished me a great camino. I went to buy some food (some carrots, oatmeal and ricemilk). And then I went back to take this picture celebrating the start. I was patiently waiting for some people to walk by so I could ask them to take a picture of me and Shawn. Thank you dear strangers.

The ~3 hours I walked went by quick. In that time I also went into a church and asked/wished for safe travels for me and others.

Now I put up my tent and it’s very cozy and warm. I found a great place to put up my tent. Picture of it follows tomorrow.

Moon lighting up my way.

I loved connecting with the night. I a bit worried about the weight of my backpack, it’s quite heavy…

Mother’s PC priority.

So there is no way that I’m leaving my parents in a shitty situation with something that I can more or less easily fix. Therefore I decided yesterday evening to stay another day trying to fix the computer problem from my mother and also setting up the homepage more properly.

It’s now about 9 PM and I’m super tired, I will finish things with my mother’s “new/old PC” tomorrow. And hopefully be in Constance tomorrow afternoon.

Saying bye.

Wuscheli and my finger

It’s refreshing to really say bye. In my opinion it’s important.

Everytime we go to bed, we don’t know if we ever wake up again. Everytime we meet somebody we meet them for the last time, because we are changing.

It’s scary so better use your chance and say bye and embrace each other giving yourself and the other the chance to change.

On a sidenote that’s also why it’s important to really say hello.

– in the picture you see Wuscheli our 20 year old cat. 20 years ago I was visiting Wuscheli’s mother, Wuscheli and Tigi + 2 of her siblings every day after school. I was another person back then. But this younger self is still within me, and I’m still deeply fascinated by cats. As I’m going away for most likely a half year, I said bye. Wuscheli’s stance is getting weaker,, she still purrs and does all in all very well for her age.

Is it the final time we see each other? Yes maybe.

But coming back to make my point: shouldn’t we treat more of these kind of events as ‘yes maybe it’s the final time?’

Two more nights until camino

On the way to meet one of my old friends before going on the camino.

Hi! This blog will help me to give you further informations about the journey on the camino de santiago. Starting in Constance this wednesday, going all the way down to Santiago de Compostela.

I’m freaking nervous, I always tell people, if you are nervous about something, then there is meaning behind what you are doing. It’s important.

Why is nervousness a pointer to meaning?

Some part of my life I didn’t manage to get nervous anymore from things I used to get nervous from. So I’ve become used to it. It’s nothing special anymore or in other words, it wasn’t aligned with goals in my life. (We are not talking here about blatantly stupid things that make you nervous, but things that are important which make you nervous.)

What does it mean if you are not nervous?

Nervousness is one hell of energy source, if you don’t have it in your life, then you occasionally should search for some kind of thing that makes you nervous. In other words leaving your comfort zone. Some examples might be playing theatre, public speaking, writing, taking a silly picture/cold shower or going on the camino de santiago.