I’m running happily across the street, flicking my hair right and left, accommodating M’s on-the-move photography experiment. Normally this time of the year I would be consumed with drawing the new resolution list and plan-making for the upcoming year. However, can’t make myself get into it for 2017. Let me explain word by word; 2016 has been an emotional roller-coaster for us, if I may speak for M as well.
We learned new skills and discovered just as many about ourselves. We had to figuratively broaden our point of view, discover what we want in life and whom we want to experience it with. There is a silly question asked in job interviews, it goes like this; where do you see yourself in 5 years?
A latte macchiato in hand, in a dimly lighted cafe in Erlangen, we lay out a vision on M’s notebook. Ground and bone breaking questions such as are we happy living in Germany for the rest of our lives? Aren’t we too young to settle this early? When should we start a family? How about acquiring new skills by changing jobs? How about blogging? What makes us happy?
I bounce the question in my mind, release it in the breathing space I share with M; Where do we see ourselves in 5 years? What you guys don’t know about us is that we actually met in Germany, each of us came here with a luggage in hand, knew nobody at first. Starting all over isn’t easy, even for two experienced souls.
I have a bunch of unanswered questions in hand as a resolution list for 2017. I would be easier to write down mundane tasks such as Everyday is a Good Hair Day (failed miserably in 2016). I have the feeling 2017 is the year of reflection and important decisions. Let’s see where life brings us once again.
I am wearing:
Lee Scarlet jeans (here)
Topshop body (here)
Karl Lagerfeld blazer (vintage)
Zara Scarf (here)
Roeckle gloves (here)
Boots Chocolate Negro
Pandora leaf earrings (here)