Danke Mama!

Da ich diesen Post für meine liebe Mutter schreibe ist er natürlich in meiner Muttersprache (was für ein passendes Wort). 

In den letzten Tagen sind mir so einige Gedanken zum Muttertag durch den Kopf gegangen. Zum einen finde ich es wunderbar, dass es einen fixen Tag im Jahr gibt an dem Kinder ihren Müttern für alles danken und auch von der Gesellschaft dazu angehalten werden es zu tun – in welcher Form auch immer. Auf der anderen Seite finde ich, dass man seinen Lieben – egal ob Mutter, Vater, Großeltern, Geschwister, Freunde, usw. – nicht nur an einem besonderen Tag sagen sollte wie sehr sie unser Leben bereichern. Ich selbst bin da natürlich keine Ausnahme. Viel zu oft bleiben Worte ungesagt, Taten ungetan. 

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New Layout – New Style

O-hisashiburi! It’s been quite a while since my last post. But you know – sometimes life has different plans than you do. And sometimes you just need to relax and unwind after stressful days at work or personal challenges.

At new years I decided to be more active again, to not let life dictate every step and just do stuff. So I started eating healthier, work out more, stress less and become more social – meaning a new layout – new style for my Blog and the resolution to post regularly as well as from the heart. Fortunately I have already planned a few trips this year which will give me plenty of stuff to write about.

The first trip will be to Japan…in just three days! Can you believe that? Time really flies. And Japan being Japan there will be loooots to share. So stay tuned!

XO, Alex

Stepping Outside


If somebody would have told me one year ago that I would soon take my first baby steps into the vast world of social media (I know, I´m a late social media bloomer, haha), I would have laughed at them. Well I probably have, so… sorry. But during the last months, especially when I was traveling alone, I came to realize that media like facebook, instagram and co. can be a great tool to stay in touch with people and get a glimpse into their lives and share a bit of yours.

When I was younger I was quite against the idea of sharing personal stuff with anybody. I thought it might make you prone to vulnerability, even opening up to friends and family seemed… stressful. In retrospect I think I was just a little scaredy cat. I mean, after all you can choose what you want to share – it´s up to me, the author. By now I find it a wonderful idea to share new adventures, precious moments and beautiful pictures with people who are interested.

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