Hello from Cape Town and welcome 2017!!
It feels kind of weird to turn over the calendar leaf and to post this first weekly update of the new year. It’s a clean slate. Not bad, right?
Talking about cool things: my year really starts with a bang here in Cape Town. Coming here was the best idea ever.
It’s all a bit quite in terms of updates, new content and blog activity, simply because I’m doing my best to stay in ‘proper’ holiday mode. I barely use my phone, for example. I do feel and hope that you guys won’t abandon me just because things are a bit quieter for two weeks… right? :)
It’s been ages since I worked so little, and I can’t tell you how important and good that feels. I was really on edge during the intense Christmas period, with plenty of mood swings, and emotional spikes of sadness and anger. Where I am now I’m the most relaxed person on the planet, in full on zen mode. And that, of course, is a fantastic start into the new year. How I wish I’ll be able to take at least some of this balance and inner peace into the new year with me.
I’ll stay in Cape Town for a little while longer, gathering inspiration and charging my batteries, so to speak. The plan is to return with full energy in time for Fashion Week, and to jump into the hustle and bustle in Berlin with heightened spirits.
So, yeah, next week will be the last to be a little quieter on the blog, but I will post my traditional, big year-end review. That one’s always such a biggie, it’s like a whole bunch of posts in one :)
One of the best aspects of going on vacation so far from Germany is that I am really able to disconnect from what’S going on back home. No relevant news, no problems, none of that stuff. While I’m here it’s peace, love and happiness in my holiday bubble. I only check my phone two or three times a day (if that) instead of fumbling around with apps all day long. Some would call it Digital Detox, but that’s maybe not the best phrase here – for me the word detox has the unpleasant ring of obligation. Somehow I’m not even thinking about my hamster wheel here, it just turned out like that. Maybe it’s to do with the fact that I’m so deeply relaxed?
The simple truth of the matter is that, so far, there was nothing that annoyed or upset me here. Nothing. Not once. Pretty awesome, for a change.
New Year’s Eve:
Some of you are probably asking yourselves what it feels like to spend New Year’s Eve in Cape Town. The answer is: it’s pretty awesome, especially with the right group of people.
And for a rather straightforward reason: it’s warm here, and you get the chance to welcome the new year completely relaxed, wearing a thin summer dress. That would have to be the biggest advantage of all, actually. We have a great terrace in front of our house, with an incredible view over the city. And that would be advantage number two.
My year was pretty relaxed so far. Instead of going out my boyfriend and I stayed at home, looked on the skyline of Cape Town and talked about our wishes for 2017. Maybe it was the best New Year’s Eve I’ve ever had :)