About

This is the point where I should be saying the usual “I quit my boring desk job, sold all my belongings and boarded a one-way flight to an awesome foreign location”. The reality is, that as a recent graduate I did not have a job, nor did I own anything precious to sell. I could not save money, and I definitely did not plan far ahead. I did however pack a bag and buy a one-way ticket to ‘an awesome foreign location’.

Screen Shot 2016-07-01 at 00.34.47.png

“You’re the catalysts to your own happiness”

As the daughter of an American expat father and a Bavarian mother, my normal life has always revolved around colliding cultures, bilingualism and travel. As soon as I turned 18, I left my home town Munich to study in Scotland’s enchanting capital, Edinburgh.

I had never before lived on my own, let alone in a foreign country. I was forced to grow up and soon learned some valuable life lessons… What? The fridge doesn’t just magically restock itself?! And since when do I actually need to buy toilet paper?!

It was exciting to meet new people and explore the braveheart country, and I definitely fell deeply in love with Edinburgh. Let’s fast forward three years. I got into a numbing routine of work, studies, and gym. I had somehow managed to survive uni stress, broke student-life and a tough break-up. I had even mastered the art of not only keeping the fridge stocked with healthy foods but actually transforming them into deliciously home cooked meals. Sounds good to you? Well, I was bored. And so, I found myself on a flight to Australia.

I loved waking up to a completely foreign and strange place. Daily life was exciting again, and I felt revived. Even though I love Melbourne to bits and would go back in a heartbeat, Oz was not always welcoming. Yet again I had learned valuable life lessons… What do you mean, not everyone has my best interest at heart?!

Reluctantly I returned to Edinburgh to complete my masters, which was the longest and shortest year of my life. I got itchy feet, and as soon as my course had finished, I packed all my nine bags and set off to London. After a two-week internship, I knew that I was not ready to climb the career ladder in the corporate world. I am the happiest when I travel, and hence I bought a one-way flight ticket to Madrid. Let’s see if and how it works out for me…

One Comment Add yours

Any ideas on this? Share them here!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s