A Lesson on Happiness from 2015

Although the New Year is already a couple of weeks old, I’m still thinking about how I love the nostalgic last days of the old and first days of the New Year. As someone who over-thinks even the smallest words and gestures for decades, I’m glad it’s justified to cling to memories from the past … Continue reading “A Lesson on Happiness from 2015”

Photo Essay: The Best of September 2015

September started like every month should start: In white hotel linen and a salty breeze from the Mediterranean pouring in through the open balcony doors, softly moving the light curtains. Starting the month on a high note though, always means there’s the potential for disappointment. Overall, September was not a bad month, not at all, but going back to … Continue reading “Photo Essay: The Best of September 2015”

On Three Years of Blogging

I remember when I was younger, I kept stumbling across phrases like “once you’re in your late twenties, you’ll be less insecure” all over the place. I don’t like clichés like that, but these days I feel like it’s actually true: With age comes confidence. A few years ago, I was constantly thinking about what … Continue reading “On Three Years of Blogging”

Photo Essay: The Best of May 2015

I feel like being a little too redundant with starting off this monthly recap with the same cliché I used for my April wrap-up, but it just sounds so adequate this time around as well: May was a month of quite a few ups and downs regrading life, weather, and emotional states. But if writing monthly … Continue reading “Photo Essay: The Best of May 2015”

Photo Essay: The Best of April 2015

April was a rollercoaster ride kind of month: From weather to emotional states, there was just plenty going on this month for me. There were many ups and some downs, but mainly: There was spring! The month had actually started off with a giant April fools’ brought to Germany by the weather in Central Europe: Snow! And … Continue reading “Photo Essay: The Best of April 2015”

I’m going to Jordan!

This is the biggest news I’ve had in a long time, maybe even the biggest news I ever had ever since starting this blog: I’m off to Jordan tomorrow! I’m going to the Middle East! I know! I can’t even believe it myself! I’ll be visiting Jordan as a guest of the Jordan Tourism Board … Continue reading “I’m going to Jordan!”

Why I Don’t Quit my Job to Travel

We had just ordered our pizza and were hungrily sipping on our drinks, desperately waiting for our food to arrive after a long day at the world’s biggest travel trade fair. It had been a day of small talk and business appointments, but as the evening commenced our press badges and business selves were slowly vanishing. … Continue reading “Why I Don’t Quit my Job to Travel”

Photo Essay: The Best of February 2015

Back in 2012 when I started this blog, I began researching what kind of blog series I should have. Because apparently, a blog needs a weekly series, right? At least I seemed like that to me. Basically every blog I’ve been following has, or has at least used to have, a weekly (photo) series. For many … Continue reading “Photo Essay: The Best of February 2015”

On Being Content

When I look around, everyone seems to be so ambitious. Whether it’s people I barely know, or my closest friends, everyone seems to be striving toward something: To lose a few pounds, to graduate magna cum laude, to find the dream job, to gain more Instagram followers, to find the love with that everlasting spark. Being surrounded … Continue reading “On Being Content”

I Dreamed a Dream

“I dreamed a dream my life would be…” — these are the famous words Fantine sings in Les Miserables when she realizes that her life has absolutely not turned out the way she thought it would. Of course, I’m not comparing myself to Fantine’s horrible fate. But her words stuck with me nonetheless: I was 16 years old … Continue reading “I Dreamed a Dream”