Ich kann’s kaum glauben: Da scrolle ich gestern morgen im Halbschlaf durch mein Instagram-Feed. Und sehe bei einer amerikanischen Bloggerin, dass sie Anfang September (Danke, Instagram, für Deinen merkwürdigen Algorithmus) bei einer SXSW-Veranstaltung war. In Frankfurt. Und wem hört sie zu? Sheryl Sandberg.
Have you made any plans for the weekend yet? Hopefully not! If you are living in or close to Munich and are interested in expat life (which you most likely are, if you are a regular reader of my blog…), I have a fun event tip for you. Come and join me at the Expat in the City fair at the BMW Welt in Munich on Sunday and hear me talk about the challenges of repatriation!
Wow. So here we are.
A new year. A blank page. A fresh start. 2016 is history.
Recently, I’ve been reading many reviews of 2016 as well as goals and resolutions for 2017 on my favorite blogs. This inspired me to do the same – looking back, briefly, to 2016 and then, more importantly, looking ahead at the new year. What does 2017 have in store for you and for me?
It’s been two weeks already that I went to Hamburg for my first German blog conference, Blogst 2016. I’m still recovering from a very busy weekend while connecting to the many creative people I’ve met, browsing through freshly discovered Instagram feeds and processing the ton of information and inspiration that I gathered over the course of 3 days. I’m sure this blog post is going to bring some structure into my brain since I learn and remember best when I write things down. As I did with my ALT Summit review I’ve decided to walk you briefly through the schedule and share my biggest takeaways with you. Ready? Let’s go!
Back in February I put together a list of 99 things I wanted to do before I went back to Germany. One thing on the list was to get a ticket to the Blogst 2016 conference in Hamburg. Which turned out to be almost impossible! The tickets literally sold out in milliseconds. But luckily I have my online-now-real-life friend Jonna from expatmamas.de at my side. Back in June (when I was frantically refreshing the Blogst-page on my phone while watching my daughter’s cheerleading performance) Jonna made the impossible possible: she snatched not one, but two tickets to Blogst 2016. One for her, one for me!