The second week of January wasn’t a great one for me. Rather unfortunately I suffered a herniated disc in the cervical spine! What a nice start into the new year!
I was at Berlin Jump House with my boyfriend, felt confident enough to attempt a summersault and boom, there it seems to have happened. Stupidity is always punished, it appears. What hurt almost as much as the slipped disc itself was the realization – once again – that I am no longer 18, and that I couldn’t just try these things the way I used to. And on top of it I was joking around with my boyfriend beforehand, going on about how lame it is that, now that we are grown-ups, we deprive ourselves of all the fun things we liked to do when we were younger, you know, stuff like amusement parks, crazy sports and trampolines. Now I know why that is: because our bodies are past their peaks. So it came as it seemingly had to, and I was punished for my foolishness. Or at least admonished, let’s say. Of course it could have been a hell of a lot worse!
All in all I was still incredibly lucky. As painful as the whole thing is, at least I didn’t break a vertebra, and I got the correct diagnose quickly. To be sure, this still meant a marathon from doctor to doctor for me, which will continue for a couple more weeks, but at least it comes at a time when I can handle it. So, yeah, could have been worse I guess. I’m going to have to take it easy for a few weeks, and focus on my health, above all other things, to make sure I’ll actually be able to reach all my goals this year.
Sadly that’s not the only bit of bad news for me. My boyfriend has headed to Asia, where he will stay with a bunch of friends for three weeks. I mean, I can’t really offer him much here in my current state anyways, I’m totally aware of that. But it doesn’t help my mood that he’s leaving. Not one bit. How do people manage to keep long distance relationships going? I feel a heavy weight on my chest from missing him, even after a few days. Fortunately I have my cats here, else it’d just be too lonely. Well, with all that going on, I’m still trying to see the upside. Now that he’s away I have time to clean up my place, to throw stuff out, to make a bit of chaos now to avoid just that in the future. I have to admit that my working morale has suffered from being with him, most nights I just prefer spending time with my man. So I’m hoping I at least have a couple of productive weeks ahead, slipped disc notwithstanding.
I also have some genuinely good news: Fashion Week is starting next week! For a while it was unclear if and when it was going to happen this year, given that Mercedes Benz bowed out as main sponsor, but hey, it looks like Berlin somehow managed to pull it of! Whether the event actually benefits from the developments remains to be seen, but my agenda is packed. Whether I’ll manage to actually do everything I planned is on a different page, of course. Health comes first. Be that as it may, I’m looking forward to the big reunion. It’s going to be fantastic!
I am really, really looking for a personal assistant (m/f) to join me full time from February/March onwards.
You need to be able to write, photograph and do layouts, have good Photoshop & Illustrator skills and we also have to be on the same wavelength aesthetically. My ideal candidate will help me maintain my blog and take over a range of every-day (organizational) errands . I’ll work you in, and I’ll teach you a few things, but you’ll have to be up for learning a lot on your own, as you go. You need to be flexible, independent and disciplined, up for meeting people, excited about new challenges and you need to be based in Berlin. Good English is important, but we are going to communicate in German. If this sounds interesting to you please send a mail with some application info to firstname.lastname@example.org. My manager will narrow the field of applicants down and I’ll make the final choice. I’m very much looking forward to hearing from you!