It’s a pretty long time since my last blogpost. Almost a year to be exact. It’s hard to believe how difficult it is to get back into writing after losing sight of it. But anyways, here we are. Or rather: here I am.
Meanwhile, I started a new job last year and had to move to Berlin temporarily. That alone took a lot of time and energy, so I had to neglect this blog. There was also a lack of topics, i guess… But since I’ve had a few days off and been on the road again (in Switzerland and Italy to be precise), I was inspired and motivated to write a few lines about my current situation.
More precisely, inspiration came to me in Milan. Gosh, it’s been a long time since I was so captivated by a city. This abundance of beauty and style somehow overwhelmed me. Well, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but I haven’t seen so many beautiful and, above all, well-dressed people in a while. It is not without reason that Milan is known as THE fashion capital. The fact that I’m currently spending a lot of time in Berlin might also explain a few things, LOL.
The funny thing is that I’ve been to Milan before and didn’t like the city at all. That was almost 20 years ago (damn, am i old?), but i found it completely overrated and uninteresting. And since it was also summer back then, mostly hot, dusty and quit. This time it was very different.
It’s crazy how things change over time in ones perception, isn’t it?. Or in other words, how the things you pay attention to or care about change.
And that in turn brings me to Berlin.
It has always been a magical city for me. My capital, where I wanted to live one day so much. Now this “dream” has come true in a certain way, but the magic of the city has completely evaporated. All I can see is the dirt on the streets, the poorly dressed people and the bad weather. I know it’s all very subjective and of course Berlin has its dazzling and glamorous sides, but the other seems suddenly more important to me.
And it’s exactly the other way around with Munich, the city where I’ve been living for the past years. When I’m in Berlin, I really long for it. I see everything I once took for granted. The quality of life, the beautiful environment, the proximity to the mountains. I can appreciate these things more now, after seeing how it is elsewhere.
I am committed to this city. I am committed to Munich. Thats what i feel right now.
But as seen from the example of Milan, opinions and perceptions can change over time. And so I’m curious which place will be MY place to be in the future. Or if such a thing really exists at all?
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