Hidden in the tree, there's a surprise waiting for you: My new pendant design, silversmithed by a young aspiring lady I met last year. I'm in love with it. But what do you think? Happy to hear your opinion.
03|01|2014 - first year of living in Leipzig. Time for a review.
Nowadays one of the most common social diseases is, that we all give up way to early. Especially when it comes to relationships. For some reason I tend to have the exact opposite disorder: I hold on to unloved things (and people) way to long. Like, waaay to long. I guess, I'm trying to make a wrong desicions go right, by letting time pass by. Never worked. But that's how it came, that I lived in Bamberg for 12 years, even though it felt wrong from the first day. One thing led to another and before I knew, I was over 30, living a life I didn't really chose on purpose. Time was overdue and I finally made up my mind to change things. And while some of those changes have been faster and easier to make, other where harder to decide, for example, where do I really want to live. Being selfemployed and selling online, not having a own family or pet basically gives me the option to move whereever.
No certain reason for a certain city, so by the end of 2012 I finally decided to stop over-thinking it and just make a desicion, basically based on my budget. The idea for Leipzig came up over night, I have never been here before, but thought it couldn't be any better or worse than everywhere else. After I made my plans I kept quite to my family and friends, because I tried to keep my mojo flowing instead of listening to other people's concerns. You know, that can totally take all the power out of your actions. And I knew, I will need a lot of power to finally do that big step of leaving.
The day we drove here (big thanks to all my helpers) was a really bad snowstorm, my dad is still mad about that. We've been on the road for seven hours for a 250 km ride.
I have to admit, the time right after my move didn't feel as perfect as I hoped. I felt comfortable in my flat and studio space, but something was missing. My heart didn't have anything or anybody to look forward to, nothing was filled with emotions or memories. I was surrounded by strangers in a foreign city. All was good, but the feeling just didn't suit me exactly right, like imagined. I had to give it some time to let it grow on me. As an open hearted und impatient person I thought making friends would be super easy, but it took me a few months. Random places are now filled with memories, and I finally run into people I know at the grocery store and on the street.
Looking back now on the last year, it feels like a very long time has passed. Not in a tough way, just based on the fact, that really everything around me changed. All I can say, I'm very happy with my desicion and I love Leipzig. Looking forward to my time here.