— The Secret —
I told you in a recent post that I was reading a book called ‘The Secret’. It really opened my eyes in terms of explaining lots of things in my life. Basically it’s telling you that if you can dream it, believe it, it will eventually come to you, the law of attraction. I am a big dreamer, ever since a little girl already. I used to visualize what it would be like to grow up, I was very specific in my goals, what I want to accomplish without limits. I could see myself living that dream already, really feel how it would be, like I was in that moment already. I wrote this all down in my diary.
17 years later, I look back to this list and I can check off every thing that the 12 years old myself had made up. To name a few things:
- Moving to Amsterdam (I was always fascinated by the big city life). *check
- Finish a Master study (After my Bachelor ‘Digital Communication’ I went back to school to finish my Masters ‘Information Science’. )*check
- Have a sweet caring boyfriend (After almost 13 years together I can tell you he is my everything) *check!
- A few names of people I wanted to be friends with (well, I was 12 years old hihi, but I really wanted to be part of a group) *check
There are a few more, but you get the idea. I was in astonished. Could this be true? Can we have what we really want as long as we believe in it?
I have plenty of examples to show you how things miraculously came into my life, after I decided to want that in my life. A more recent example. I put Marrakech on top of my bucket list a few weeks back. I was determined to visit this place this year no matter what. One week later I received this email from Transavia for a collaboration to visit, yep, Marrakech. Now I leave on Wednesday to go on this adventure. Isn’t it funny how the universe works?
You might call me brainwashed, but I have seen too many “coincidences” in my life to not be open for this :) I hope I can inspire others to live their dreams as well..
— The shoot —
Sometimes everything falls right into place effortlessly, without us trying to hard, like it was meant to be this way. With this photoshoot from a few months ago I can say the same. It’s always a pleasure to shoot with my talented friend Juan Jerez (check out his new Instagram account @juanjerez_portraits).
I showed him this dress that I wanted to shoot in the middle of the winter. He came up with this location at ‘Le Petit Palais’ in Paris. First of all, the weather turned out super nice that day between the rainy days. The location was totally matching the vibe we wanted to create, elegant dreamy paradise. But then the lighting was the unplanned cherry on top the cake. I swear we didn’t add these light flares! Ah men, this serie is almost too good to be true. Thanks Juan for another epic shoot to have for the rest of my life <3
if you can dream it, believe it, it will eventually come to you..
— Outfit details —
Photos and edited by Juan Jerez (@juanjerez_portraits)
location: Le Petit Palais; Paris
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