Wednesday, November 18, 2015

If your Life was a Novel, would you want to read it?

Hey guys, I'm back with some new outfit pics taken on my favorite island, Mallorca, and some thoughts regarding my future. I just got back to Spain a week ago and feel like I've never left. You know, it just feels like home. And that's what today's post is all about, my future home! 
Quick throwback, I was born and grew up in Germany, have lived in New York City from 2010 until 2012, and since then I'm traveling back and forth between Mallorca, where my boyfriend lives, and Germany, where I currently study.
So where would I like to spend my future? The more I travel the more I want to live elsewhere. Don't get me wrong, Germany is for sure a great country and I always had a wonderful life there. There are a lot of things Germans can be proud of - I feel safe in my home country, I got a great education and always had quite a good living standard. But since I left Germany to live in New York something has always been tickling me - the adventure. I love, love, love living in foreign countries. To speak a different language, get to know new cultures, get challenged by foreign living standards, that's totally my thing! So now I'm standing between two different countries, Germany and Spain. My boyfriend and I have a wonderful relatonship for two years now and since then so many questions have been running through my head: Where do I wanna live? Do I prefer Spain over Germany? Is Mallorca too small for me? Do I need the German safety, organization and high living standards? Do I want to have my family close? If I get kids, do I want them to grow up on Mallorca? Are there enough things to do for me on Mallorca or will I get easily bored? Do I maybe wanna move elsewhere and neither live in Germany nor Spain?
For now I can tell you this - it looks like I'm gonna move to Mallorca next year. I can't say anything for sure yet but there are a lot of things that make me wanna move to Mallorca. The weather on this island is surely a big advantage, but also the overall quality of life - the nature, great food, friendly and happy people - is a big plus. I'm not willing to live in a place where people are stressed all the time, are negative and unhappy because of the weather or their work. I want adventures, I want to explore the sea, mountains and also the Mallorquin culture, I want to go for a coffee by the beach after work, I want to spend my Sundays relaxing outside with friends and family. I don't know yet if I will have the same attitude next year but this is my wish for now.
Of course I'm also thinking of the negative aspects of living here on Mallorca. I might not find a job that is as well paid as it would be in Germany, I won't be able to get around much without taking a plane or ship, I won't receive the financial aid they give you in Germany and so on. As a German, of course I'm considering all these issues too, but you know what, at the end you just have to ask yourself: If your life was a novel, would you want to read it?

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