2017 has been a year so crazy and full that it’s incredibly difficult to summarise it in a few words or sentences. It wasn’t one coherent story, it was more like hundred wild stories without any structure or logic. It has been a loud, overwhelming whirlwind of so many feelings, ups and downs, tears, kisses and personal growth. It was by no means an easy year but why should it. Looking back now, it feels a little as if I’ve constantly been on a journey, never quite sure what I was actually searching for and then slowly realising that there is no quick fix for the big questions. So I guess that means I’ll be carrying those over into 2018.
Plans & learning curves
In January, I made tons of plans for the following few months, ideas, jobs, little maybe’s and what if’s – most of these plans never made it into reality. I’d be lying if I said that wasn’t extremely frustrating and stole a lot of my energy at times, but I’ve learned (or tried to, at least) not to take it personal. And it’s true what they say, life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans. What remains of 2017 is knowing that this year probably marks the start of something bigger, of getting to know myself better and of discovering that all too often, real change starts from within. Changing your circumstances isn’t necessarily going to change who you are or the stuff life throws at you, so you might as well start making that crap your own and deal with it.
travels & magic
That doesn’t mean I never ran away though, ha. I traveled to Iceland, Austria, Israel, Spain, Norway, France, Scotland, Poland, Canada, the US, but also explored many German places I hadn’t been to before. Once again, I’ve felt so at home and at peace in Berlin, yet can feel my feet itching for a new place to live, even if it’s just for a few months. I’ve never blogged or written less than in 2017 but I needed that space and those empty pages to reflect on what I want to fill them with. I know they definitely want to be filled which is a good conclusion for any year I guess. So, thank you 2017, despite all the noise, for endless magic, hundreds of hugs and so much warmth. ❤