Next chapter

“There comes a point in your life, when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because there’s so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.”

And I am so super excited to start my new chapter soon, moving to Lombok for one year, working in paradise, learning more about the culture and the language of Indonesia, spent time with my friends in the water, surfing, surfing and surfing. Of course watching amazing sunsets, drinking coffee and coconuts, and learning more about the important things in life.

Since more than six weeks I am back in Germany, landlocked. It is a weird feeling, no ocean. I miss it so much. I take a bath in our bath tube at least once a week. The funny thing is, I always hated it. But now I am so used to spend between 2 and 4 hours a day in the water…I just miss it so much, being surrounded by water, feeling weightless. But hopefully soon I will be back on Lombok. At the moment I am waiting for my working visa, which takes more time than expected.

What am I am doing at the moment in Germany? A very good question.

The first weeks were super busy, seeing family and friends, but also at the same time I had to move out of my apartment.  And so much organisational stuff to do, unbelievable, I am still not done with everything. I sold a lot of stuff, my beautiful car, clothes and shoes, furniture, and much more. And I thought it is the perfect time to start with a more minimalistic life. Why do I need so many clothes and shoes? I don´t!

Maybe you are interested in the movie Minimalism. I definitely can recommend it. When you start thinking about the pollution of our earth, usage of plastics, our consuming behavior, everything needs to be shipped from Asia to Europe with huge ships. Imagine, the 15 biggest ships produce more sulfur oxide pollutants than all the cars in the world. This is crazy. What are we doing? It is our world! But different topic. What I wanted to say, I lived a really happy life in those 5 months travelling. And I had only a 12kg backpack with shorts, shirts, flip flops, and bikinis. Of course in Germany you need also winter clothes, proper jackets, shoes, etc. But I think it is the amount of stuff we have. So many people (inlcuding me until last year) defining their selves through consumer goods. More clothes, expensive clothes, always the best smartphone, and so on and so on….but at the end, those things are not responsible for our happiness!

I can also recommend two very good books:

Das Café am Rande der Welt / The why are you here café

Wiedersehen im Café am Rande der Welt / Return to the why café

Stay tuned 🙂 Ina


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