If you’re keen on art, you may recognise the goddess in my watercolour as ripped off– *ahem* inspired by Mucha. Otherwise, simple sketches of my self.
Alas, I’ve been busy lately with work, side projects, music, and most of all meeting up with friends. I haven’t planted much on my balcony, but have been enjoying it immensely! Though I now have to sleep with two duvet blankets, I manage to spend the entire night on the terrace, under the beautiful night sky and silen, looming towers of the Catholic church beside my flat.
Okay, sorry, I actually meant to write about how awesome it is that I found this used bookstore less than a block away from me. Stacks upon stacks of books – all for €1! Unbelievable! Heaven! How fortidious (if that’s a word, my spell check is set to German) and it totally makes up for the fact that the nearest library is a twenty-minute bike ride across busy streets littered with broken glass. (Hell, I rented enough art and sculpures and sheet music from the library now to keep me for the next months anyways.)
A friend of mine works at Deutsche Welle, a German state-funded media station covering TV, radio, podcasts and articles. I was thrilled to have an inside peek behind the scenes, and honoured that he was so generous with his time to show me around! I have to admit… after the fun I had on the green screen for the HTW videos, I’ve secretly been longing to collaborate on a project again – not necessarily to be in front of the camera, but just to work on something. :-)
As luck would have it, I’m headed back to the station again tonight – but this time into the basement for a jam session!
It was bigger than I remembered from looking at it more than a fortnight ago, the private rooftop terrace off my room. I was dancing around yesterday, partially inside amongst the furniture and bags strewn about haphazardly and partially on the terrace where the looming belltowers from the Catholic church next door could stare down at me with distaste.
I was giddy about my new flat and high on potato salad. Yes, potato salad. I was feeling German.
I won’t reveal my whereabouts the past months, or past year. I won’t whinge about my life being unstable or not getting the “dream job” or an ex-boyfriend or two marring the course of my fate. All I will say is that I’m damn happy to be working a 9-to-5 and living a somewhat normal life. I have a nice roommate. I have loads of space to do yoga and art projects. I have a steady income and nice co-workers, and some parts of my work are even so mindless that I can listen to documentaries/podcasts/audio books/whatever while I get things done.
I’m really happy with where I’m at right now. This is exactly what I need during this phase of my life.
Anyways, without further ado — the inofficial tour of my room. These will hence be known as “the before pictures” as I have heaps of ideas for decoration and arrangement.