LOVE IS MOVING

LOVE IS MOVING #10

Smell the sea and feel the wind, Bit by bit, exploring nature’s hint Let my hair curl strand by strand This is where I wanna land. October brought the greatest gift – time. A whole week to explore, rest and connect. I found time to write and read, discover new cafes and neighborhoods and finally – a proper beach without barriers. I started my vacay with a trip to a …

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LOVE IS MOVING #9

«Maaaan, the weekend is almost over?«, and «Oh it’s Friday already!« Two thoughts I regularly caught myself thinking in September.I literally moved into a future time zone and I guess it makes sense to feel that time really flies over here. A zone where I’m surprised to see Halloween costumes in stores while it’s 36 degrees outside. September was filled with packed days, full to do lists at work and …

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LOVE IS MOVING #8

August Two worlds – inside & out. After two weeks inside (literally), August pushed me outside again. It felt like I was standing at the edge of a pool – afraid to jump and yet excited to feel the water cover my skin. Diving from two weeks in isolation into the unknown waters of a new place, a new job and basically a new life. It felt intense and overwhelming, …

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LOVE IS MOVING #7

July was a LOT. Mainly lots of gratitude and love. Gratitude for this beautiful city I call my hometown. Gratitude for my amazing friends and supporting family. Gratitude for open hearts. I felt my roots strengthening, even though I got emotional with all these goodbyes. I felt reassured that these roots will keep me grounded, wherever I go. Due to Covid, my flight got postponed and I had the honor …

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LOVE IS MOVING #6

June was a month of goodbyes. My job ended and I had to say goodbye to my third graders and colleagues. “But why are you going to Singapore? Does that mean you don’t love us anymore?“ Asked the little girl after I told them the news.Emotional reactions and questions like these made me reflect. You can love someone and still move on, decide for a new chapter.All this love and …

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LOVE IS MOVING #5

May I surprise you? Intense dreaming, even more intense change. Day after day. May reminded me to take deep breaths. Singapore closed borders and for a moment it looked like I won’t be able to start my job. Or that’s what I thought. I still don’t know whether or not I can teach in person in August. It felt odd to sublease my apartment when I don’t even know if …

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LOVE IS MOVING #4

April storms by Luisa With April arriving, Hamburg announced a curfew. Paradox, since April is Latin for aperire – to open. Now we have closed doors after sunset. They say when one door closes another one opens.  In this case, April opened an internal blockage and helped me to be more creative again. I journaled and worked on my novel, which made me reflect on my past a lot. Especially …

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LOVE IS MOVING #3

It’s already March, crazy how my sense of time is fading and I have the feeling that time is slipping out of my fingers. I finally signed my employment contract. It is really solid now. Wow. What is my feeling? A mixture of excitement, respect, uncertainty, joy and curiosity. My lockdown mind is still lethargic but I am working through my to do list. Overwrite contracts, go to the authorities …

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LOVE IS MOVING #2

It’s February I still haven’t realized it. A lot of questions gather in my head. Though I’ve already been abroad for a few months but now it’s a two year contract. What do I have to do and take care of? What do I have to organize beforehand and to organize there?  I got an email from a company that was provided from the school. They will support me with …

LOVE IS MOVING

LOVE IS MOVING #1

Hello 2021! After a turbulent and powerful 2020, my 2021 began with a decision. On December 31st, I heard the calming swoosh of my laptop, informing me that the email was sent successfully. «I guess we’re going to Singapore baby« I said to myself. I tend to do that. Speaking to myself when something exciting or disturbing happens. On this day it felt  like the bold me was trying to …