March was full of surprises and new experiences. New people, new places, new feelings (nah, no romance!). I’ve officially checked off something from my → Single Bucket List! I went out for dinner alone! Well, I kind of cheated a little bit on that one because I chose my favorite sushi place which is kind of like visiting my second family, haha! But I made it and went out on my own. And ate alone. I did it and I’m proud of that. It’s probably not super crazy but somehow a big step for me. I took a bus to the city and went there like it’s absolutely normal. I ordered, I ate and afterwards met a friend for cocktails (ha, celebration time!). Done! ;) I also went out on an afternoon alone to a lake nearby. This is something I would’ve never done before – but it was a sunny day, the first one that was actually warm enough to leave your house only with a denim jacket, and I just felt like doing it. So that’s what I did. Just like that.
And I’ve also decided to check off “read more books” cause that’s actually happening – and a few days ago, I bought ten books to read and already finished one of them. So I guess we can agree on checking this off the list. ;) Of course I’ll continue with my little book reviews and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Let’s just hope that with all the reading I’ll still find enough time for writing my own book. ;)
But the best part of March was my short trip to Hamburg! :) I went there for an event with Orion and met some lovely people – old friends, new friends, amazing women! And we got to see their new plus-size lingerie collection. It’s nice to see that plus-size is getting more attention, also in the erotic and sexy sector. After the event, I added a few more days for business and friends, went to my lovely hairdresser team at Moij and got a fresh color, got a new tattoo, had an inspiring meeting and an amazing day at the food truck market and the harbor. Of course, I’ve taken a lot of pictures and want to share them with you… You can also check out → my Instagram account where I’ve done stories throughout the days and left it online, so you can still see them. ;)
The thing about my Hamburg trip is that I finally realized I’m definitely ready for my favorite city. I’ve done things I haven’t done in those three years I’ve been living there. Easiest stuff for anyone but super difficult for someone suffering of anxiety. I also realized that I had actually missed so many great things because I was afraid to go outside and it makes me utterly sad to see how much I made myself my own prisoner and how many beautiful experiences I could’ve made! One of them was finally going through the old Elbtunnel and having a look at Hamburg from the other side of the Elbe, enjoying the wind and the sight, having a friend by my side and just being sincerely happy. I’ve felt such an inner peace when I realized that I’m ready and that I can go back on my own (even though I still need to manage a few things first). I felt gratitude. Something I haven’t felt for almost a year. I’ll definitely write another blog post about this as soon as I can but the time’s not right yet.
I’m thankful for my friends being by my side these days – some special love goes out to Brina, Wilma, Nina, Carina, Annemarie and Caroline. ♥ But also all the other amazing people I met these days, even though it wasn’t enough time to tell you all how much I appreciate you in my life.