Well, I’ve been in Europe for more than three months now, and most of it I’ve been here, living in Berlin. I’ve said it a million times, but there’s something truly special and unique about this city. People ask why I’m still here and the only answer I can give is that this city just feels like the place to be. I feel it.
This city. Berlin. Things are happening here. Ideas are everywhere. People here. People here are creating things. Doing things. Finding inspiration. Interesting people. Everywhere. Here. I so much want to be a part of this culture, this place of change. I want to make a difference. I want to do bigger things. Better things. I want want want want want
No more wanting. Doing.
I’ve done a lot of things in my life, and have had a lot of interests, passions, things to see and do. One thing that affects me the most—that inspires me—is change. I like it when my life changes. I like it when things change for the better. Change is good. Just before setting out on my big trip I wrote about the ways I tried to change my life for the better my last year living in Boston. Looking back at it, I realize that I still find myself wanting more today. Things have changed. Again.
Honestly, my life has never been better. I have more friends than I could ask for, a family that though eagerly awaiting my return home still supports my desire to live abroad. I have a job, albeit temporarily, that I’m learning lots from. I’m in Berlin—the coolest city in the world. I meet new people every week, if not every day. I’m comfortable with who I am, where I am and, generally speaking, what I’m doing. But I still find an urge, a desire. Do you ever get the desire to just…do something? To make something happen?
Since moving to Berlin I’ve had the luxury to meet interesting people and do interesting things. Things like Social Media Week, or finding interesting photography exhibits. Having way too much fun dancing on the weekend. Little things. But sometimes it’s not enough. Like I’ve mentioned a million times before going abroad, finding inspiration is one of my never-ceasing travel goals. So when I found myself feeling exceptionally uninspired last week (for no particular reason), I decided to seek out something to inspire me. Make something happen.
After visiting one of Berlin’s many museums last Thursday, I found some much-needed inspiration. I want to do so many things. I have so many plans for myself but I never give myself the time to do it. I’ve decided to take more initiative. More initiative; more control over my life. If something isn’t working, do something about it.
What inspires you? What will you do about it?