I’ve lived in Perth, the capital of Western Australia, for just over three years. This city has been entirely generous to me and I can’t quite believe that in just one week I’ll be saying my farewells, jumping in the car with Andrew, driving the 4000-ish kms across Australia and leaving Perth. I have moments of thinking I’m crazy […]
Before leaving for Berlin, I’d heard the city described by some as ‘soooo beautiful’ and by others as ‘really stark and ugly’. Ha!
So after 10 delicious days exploring Berlin for myself, I guess I would say that it’s… both. Or as the charismatic Klaus Wowereit (prior mayor of Berlin) so famously put it: “Berlin is poor, but sexy.”
Either way, I fell head over heels (or really, warm winter boots) in love with the German capital. Berlin’s energy is electric; there is so much life, so much buzz and possibility, so much to be enchanted by.
Here are a few reasons (and lots of photos) to shed some light on why I left a chunk of my heart in this eclectic city.
I used to stress so much about wasting my 20’s. I worried that if I decided to travel, I’d never buy a house. Or if I stayed and saved and stockpiled, I’d later regret not exploring the world. I worried about ‘finding the one’ and when I’d have kids and just how much debt I was getting myself into…
Turning 28 (and inching closer to 30), has given me somewhat of a refreshed ease and clarity around this whole ‘things I need to do before I turn 30’ fiasco. Yes, it is important to dream, to define what ‘success’ means to you and wholeheartedly go after it. But the thing is, there is no Ultimate Checklist Of Things You Must Do To Ensure You Don’t Waste Your 20’s.