If I told you I was a Ph.D. leaving a promising career in science to live in Morocco in financial straits, earning less than 3 Dollars per hour and loving it, would you believe me?
And yet, this is what I did.
The years to come were tough, instructional, full of real-life experiences, joy, and setbacks. I wanted to make the most out of life with whatever means I have to my hands.
I dedicated myself to not let a lack of resources get in my way. Life is precious!
I’m passionate about sharing with you all that I have learned in the last exciting years to create a beautiful life with simple means.
Do you like it simple and easy? This blog is for you! I’ll show you how to make more out of less and use what you have to create a life you love. Are we game? Cool!
Because if you don’t do it now with what you have, chances are it will not get done at all.
Do you want to learn more?
Hi, I’m Carolin. And I’m back in Germany. I now live in the Ruhr district where I was born. So, you probably know by now, that English is not my native language and I apologize for all the little mistakes and big fat blunders. Sorry!
I’m a mom of a little girl, wife, writer, food lover, and servant of God. I am a German Muslim and I have a happy and diverse family of Moroccan and German origin that lives in several countries.
Let’s go to Africa
In 2009, after graduation, my husband and I decided to go to Morocco and live there happily ever after. We had to get by with one average Moroccan salary of 600 $ a month and that what I was making on the side. I worked as a teacher for German and freelance writer (starting with Textbroker).
A homemaker is born
In addition to fighting with the budget, I had to learn homemaking and cooking from scratch. I needed to learn fast because I just would not find all that convenient stuff in the stores that I used in Germany. Unfortunately, I was not prepared or experienced at all. I read the cookbooks I had brought with me over and over again and browsed the web for hours. I learned to clean a filthy bathtub with simple means, to make my own mozzarella or use old flatbread in about a million ways.
And I learned that whatever your situation is, you can always do something.
You want to dive in and learn something new to try right now? Go ahead then…
Back to Germany
Well, happily ever after lasted three years. Then we decided to go back to Germany. I wanted to share all that I have learned and finally decided to do it in a blog – this blog. And maybe one day, if it is God’s will, we will go back and live happily in that beautiful sunny country again.
The pillars of my life
I am a committed wife and mother. I truly believe that God has given me my husband and we are parts of one soul. In 2014 our daughter was born and despite a stressful first year, she is our joy in life.
My life is around my family and based on my belief in God. I just love to eat and actually I only cook every day to have a delicious dinner to share with my loved ones.
Things I love
I love the magic of every new beginning. Craft something out of nothing. Like a piece of text. When I’m not writing, I read or cook. In addition to that, I love the sun, sweet treats and sitting in a café.
I’m thrilled that you have taken a few minutes out of your busy life to read about mine. I would be glad to hear from yours, too. Shoot me an email: contact at momcandothis.com, reach out to me on Facebook or check out my Pinterest profile.
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Some random facts
Still want more to read? Check out these random facts about me.
I do love coffee. The idea of a fresh coffee is what gets me out of bed each day. My favorite way to drink coffee is hot, black, no sugar. When the weather is hot and when my little one was still small(er) I love Iced Coffee, too.
I start most days with the typical German breakfast: cold. Most often bread and butter. And cheese! I love cheese!
I’m rather shy but also very friendly, approachable and helpful. The critic I heard most often in my life, starting in preschool, is that I should start to use my elbows.
Since I was in senior class I suffer from migraine and perfectionism. Later I developed an anxiety disorder, too. I have found ways to coping and yet struggle sometimes.
I’m all thumbs. Though I love crafting I’m a clumsy crafter whose creations are far from pin-worthy. Therefore it is good I’m not in the lab anymore handling laser beams and radioactive substances.
I am an ailurophile and just learned that word today browsing Pinterest. 🙂 I brought my cat from Morocco. He will be my one and only cat as I have a one cat per lifetime policy. I always believed you don’t go and get yourself a cat. And I didn’t. He was brought to me.
My earliest childhood memory is cat-related, too. I grew up surrounded by lots of animals although my parents didn’t have any. But there were farms and neighbors with any kind of animals. But the cat was the best. It was the only animal that would come to me. I still remember it sitting on our terrasse looking into the kitchen and waiting for a snack.
My favorite blog is Living well, spending less. I always dreamed of a website of my own and when I found this blog, it clicked. That was what I wanted.
I love Pinterest. It is the only social media platform I used before I had a blog.
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