The last two months have been incredible eventful in my small and cosy Living The Healthy Choice headquarters in Berlin (aka my little flat). It’s all been so much fun, but still seems so surreal. For the past three years it’s been just me, developing and creating recipes and photographing. It brings me so much joy to be able to do what I love everyday. When Google contacted me this summer and asked me to be a part of their new #limitlessme campaign, I might have been a bit starstruck at first (well, to be honest – I still am). They had further selected seven amazing creators for the Berlin launch event of their new phone: pixel.
The eight of us got given a task: to create something that would push our boundaries, to create something that we connect with limitless.
With this, my mind was everywhere. I wanted to do everything at once, however quickly realized that what limitless means to me, at this moment, is much smaller, much more personal than I had originally thought of.
To me, living and creating limitless means to put a stop to the boundaries I set for myself. Not others, but me. It’s about quieting those unreasonable and hindering thoughts about my own work. It’s about respecting myself and my art. To stop second guessing myself when there is no apparent reason and need.
It took me quite some time to figure out that I don’t have to reduce myself to just one thing. I can be everything that I want to be, as long as I just do it.
I am Pauline. I am a passionate cook, I am a photographer, I am a feminist, I am a friend, a daughter, a colleague, sometimes I’m a boss. I am a woman and I’m a hard worker and sometimes I’m lazy. – I can be all of those things at the same time. I define myself, not others.
When I was working on the project, Google send over a lovely film crew to document the process leading to the event. I’m really excited to share with you the first of two videos. I hope it gives you an insight in my thoughts and interpretation and all the work that we put into making it all happen (and fill everyone’s belly!).
This project was created in cooperation with Google.