Again, no words, just love. ❤️
Again, no words, just love. ❤️
I have no words, just love.
After almost four years in Karlsruhe, today I left for good to become… homeless. 🙂
As I already wrote in a previous post: for the coming weeks (probably months) I will be living lean and mean, with only the stuff I can carry and/or roll.1
One of the last items of furniture I own, is the couch I am sitting on right now, while writing these lines. It will hopefully get picked up by its future owner on Monday. The Saturday after that I will get rid of my bed and my desk and that’s it!
It feels incredible.
During our lifetime we tend to amass an unbelievable shitload of crap. A couple of years ago I made myself the promise to throw out all the things I hadn’t used (or worn) in over a year. In the last couple of weeks I still managed to gather a huge pile of stuff, that I wasn’t using (anymore) and that wasn’t worth keeping.
I donated half of my wardrobe to the Oxfam second hand shop2. I put most of my books into a public bookcase. I sold bikes, toys, old electronics3, shoes and furniture. This will actually pay for my trip to New York at the end of this month!
I am now able to just pick up my backpack and my suitcase and go wherever, whenever I like.4
And I will definitely take lots of pictures, wherever I will go.
The good thing about those is, that they don’t weigh anything and they need no physical space, so I can take (and keep) as many of them as I want.
This year has almost come to an end. Businesswise I am pretty happy how things developed in 2013: Fewer projects, but projects with higher value (and budgets) and in a variety of industries, made for a pretty interesting mix.
Traveling was also very good:
The motto for 2014 is somewhat bipolar. Part one, I would like to call “consolidation”: I want to grow my business and change it somewhat, to have a more stable and predictable income – which is not always easy, if you are self-employed. But I have some ideas and new contacts and I am pretty confident that something cool will come out of these co-operations in 2014.
I still have not decided, what I want to call the second part. “Nomadic life” could be an appropriate term for what I have in mind, as I am planing to leave Germany some time in April to live in different places – where exactly is yet to be determined. I will keep working the whole time, which means that “traveling” is probably the wrong denotation. It will be a lot slower, compared to how I usually visit new places. Some blogs, I recently found, use the term “digital nomad” to describe people, that earn their living with “web work” while traveling. So there – 2014 will be quite interesting!
I wish you all a Happy New Year!
I am so looking forward to my upcoming vacation. It will be my second visit to the US and my first to Argentina, and South America for that matter. I will bring back photos!
Can’t wait to get going!
We had a great time on Saturday – and Sunday morning for that matter. 🙂
Thanks to everbody that showed up! You may all come again anytime!