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What I mean with Discoveries?

That can be anything—from new food to new hobbies, from new countries and cultures, to a new you. This is inevitable if we are honest. When you discover new things, you always discover something about yourself. For many years I thought I have discovered exactly what I wanted. But then everything came differently. New country, new job, new home, new life. New challenges and successes, some defeats (it never goes without these bitches) but most importantly, more discoveries.

Quick facts—for the busy ones

I am Anna.

I am from Germany, Bavaria, but live in Amsterdam.

I am 32 years old.

I am a copywriter.

I believe in Karma, and you should too.

I love to discover new things.

Hence, this blog. 

I like the word "Hence".

Long version—for the ones who want to read

I am a copywriter. I would have never thought that I would ever say that. For years and years and years I only had one dream: become a freelance conference interpreter. I gave everything, I learned, I studied (blood, sweat and tears included... okay, maybe no blood) and then I was finally there—I graduated as a MA Conference Interpreter.

However, despite putting everything in what I had and what I could do, it was never enough. The setbacks were too many and at some point, I took fate into my own hands. I left my home country, Germany, again (for the third time), got back into a full-time position as a copywriter (turns out, I am actually quite creative) and I changed my entire life. That was the best decision ever. And since we don't want things to get boring, a new change is approaching. Although I love my job, I need something new: as of October, I will be freelance again (because it worked out so well the first time around). But I just have to give it another shot. However, things will be different than last time, mainly because I have changed completely thanks to the discoveries of the last two years.

From the stubborn this-needs-to-work freelance interpreter I turned into a free-spirited creative girl who loves to discover new things. Don't get me wrong, I also love weekends where I do not have to put a bra on, just stay at home, eat and cuddle with my cat.

But trying out new things has kinda brought me back to life and a few areas stand out particularly. I am the biggest figure skating lover in the world—I cannot skate in a straight line, but boy, in my head I jump quint axles. I love to cook (and eat) and try out new recipes all the time, which makes my flatmate very happy (in return she feeds me homemade cookies). I would have never believed that, but I found my love for sports! And with a genius app called OneFit I can try out everything! And last but not least: once a year I escape for three weeks, go to places not all of my friends have been before and discover new countries, new cultures, and most importantly, a new me. Every time.