Happy New Year Everybody!
Phew. 2017 has passed and well, what a crazy year it was indeed. Despite the whole world being in what seemed like a near constant crisis, there were also some good moments in the mix.
What you are about to see is random footage I took over the whole last year composed into a small celebration of the little things in life, the moments that are easily overlooked or forgotten.
Story time: A lot of footage from the first half of the year is missing because I absolutely shredded my phone and lost everything. I managed to scramble together a few clips and was pretty upset when I lost a half-year of work but in hindsight I am pretty content with the outcome (which is mostly because the song is so god damn beautiful).
I also thought I would use this post to quickly give a run-down of my new year’s eve – it was pretty amazing. I went along with a very good friend of mine (one of the best) and a few others and we ended up at this party in a HUGE flat in the center of the city. They had a whole rooftop to themselves with a breathtaking view, so at midnight we all went out and watched the fireworks surrounding us. Honestly, that midnight moment was pretty magical until someone decided to also shoot fireworks from the roof which had us all running for our lives as something went drastically wrong and the fireworks started firing at us midway through. Not to worry though, nobody got hurt and everybody lauged it off. I got to meet some interesting people that night and I am so grateful to have had this experience amongst friends.
In the morning I met up with one of my best friends and we had a wonderful brunch at our favourite place in the city. We were both pretty tired (and a little hungover) from the whole night, hence why we probably looked like two corpses stuffing food into our mouths. We exchanged details and stories of our individual experiences from the past night over coffee and separated drained but happy. I drove home feeling… utterly exhausted. I slept until the train pulled up in my station and continued to do so once at home. After a long nap I reunited with my family and we all sipped steaming hot tea in front of our fireplace. It was a great way to start 2018 off.
In times like this I am reminded of my loved ones and past memories – I am thankful to have met some pretty amazing people in 2017 and am overwhelmed by how fast time flies. 2017 marked a new chapter in my life and is overall probably the most eventful year in my entire existence of 18 ½ years (for now). I would also like to thank you for your support and feedback last year (“last year”…gosh, that sounds so weird to say out loud). It means a lot to me that people actually read (and might even enjoy) the content I put out.
‣ The Person Behind Season 2 (the continuation of my interview series)
‣ The Passion Project (a new series hopefully featuring a bunch of you)
‣ UNTAMED magazine (yup that’s right, I am starting my own magazine! – more info to follow)
‣ Books and Breakfast (a lot of book reviews/recommendations coming your way)
‣ The Education Diary (tales from my educational journey)
‣ Poetry (of course)
‣ Articles on love, relationships, friendships
‣ Friendly Faces (a mini interview series about life, education and much more with some of my closest friends)