I am back from a fantastic weekend in Vienna. We had a brilliant time with my friend Kristin. A lot of walking, eating, drinking and relaxing. I am not kidding you when I tell you that we’ve been to bed at 11pm both evenings 😉 Haha I can hardly believe it when I read this but it’s true! We simply were not in the mood to party and walking around Vienna was pretty exhausting. Arman had the brilliant idea to get to know the other bloggers better by hosting this lovely link-up.
Of course I cannot miss out on this one! Make sure to head over to find out some interesting facts and see same lovely pictures from all the other bloggers! Thank you Arman for hosting 🙂 So I’ll tell you a little more about me 🙂 Which blogger wouldn’t like that? It’s time to spill the beans…
What is your cultural background?
When was your most memorable birthday and why?
This must be my 18th Birthday. Here in Germany you’re coming of age at 18 and I celebrated thrice! Once with my family, once on my actual Birthday which was a Friday with drinks (the first legal ones 😉 ) at a cocktail bar in Munich. And then three friends of mine and I rented a small concert hall and threw a giant party with 150 guests! Best party ever! I was drunk beyond limits. Worst thing I was the one to clean out the other people’s “party leftovers” the next morning.
What is your #1 thing you want to accomplish in your lifetime?
Trusting my body! I am freaking out a lot about my body. Being chronically ill with an autoimmune disease I always distrust my body. It feels like a constant battle with myself. When your body is “the enemy” who is there to fight for you? How can you fight against yourself and win? Sometimes it seems like every time I felt my body was strong and reliable he put me right by relapsing. I don’t want to sound whiney. I am fine at the moment. Haven’t been better in years. But even writing this makes me feel anxious about my health. Saying it aloud feels like too high a gamble. I would love to lose this feeling about myself!
What is the stupidest thing you’ve ever done?
Oh easy! NOT LISTENING TO MY BODY! Again a bit whiney but I still can only shake my head with disbelieve. Two years ago I was really really ill! Down to skin and bones and with only the minimum amount of blood in my body. I was really pig-headed. I WAS NOT SO ILL – FULLSTOP! Refused a cortisone treatment and refused to go to hospital. Then one day I was on a college fair with my employer. I was so anemic and weak that I fainted. I broke my tailbone as I crushed to the ground. Solid stone ground! I was lucky I didn’t hurt my head! I took a solid plastic box with me and hurt my left calf. I couldn’t walk for a few weekes and developed a sever thrombosis that spread from my calf to my pelvic vein. I will spare you the glory details. It took me over one year to recover. Luckily it doesn’t bother me much anymore. If I hadn’t been so stubbornly refused to accept my limits this would never have happened. Luckily I learned my lesson. At my last exacerbation I was at my doctor within two days, got the cortisone and in a course of 8 weeks everything was over! When this picture was taken in Greece September 2011. I was so sick that I could hardly get out of bed in the morning. Then I literally forced myself on the treadmill for 30 minutes before breakfast! See these dark circles? Could I be more stupid????
Who was your childhood hero?
I was a huge Enid Blyton fan and my very favorite character was Georg from “The Famous Five” series. I always wanted to be like her. Strong, confident, capable. As I was always more interested in the boy’s stuff I could relate to her easily. Years later I discovered that being a girl is way cooler than I thought! As you can have the best of both worlds 🙂
And here is my Obligatory Selfie 🙂
Fun stuff! Have a fantastic start to the week lovelys!