Sometimes I think that I am not scared. I have been doing a lot of new things, my life changed often, without me thinking before I made changes. Somehow I just jump right into something new and don’t even think about how it could affect me or my life. I don’t know why I am like this, but as long as I can remember, I always did what other people were scared of doing. Why? I have absolutely no clue.
I left my small home town in Germany when I was just 17 to work in London. After 4 weeks I changed my job because I didn’t like the environment and worked in a small bed and breakfast hotel, doing everything. I didn’t really speak English very well, but I made it through.
When I was 19 I felt like I had to go to Los Angeles, I had absolutely no idea what to do there but thought it was a good idea. I just booked a flight and left. And somehow I made it through alive, although it wasn’t all good in L.A. I was so naive to think I could make a living there. Somehow I managed to get a job in an office . I worked there almost one year, then the office closed down and I went back home.
I started to work in Germany and met my boyfriend there and sort of settled down for almost seven years, when I went on a vacation to Hurghada, Egypt. I loved it there and applied for a job in the same hotel I had spent my vacation. They hired me and so I left my hometown and my boyfriend, to play Volleyball, go scuba diving and do dance shows with the tourists. It was good for almost one year, then I started to get bored.
Back in Germany I started working again, actually I was working my dream job as an Assistant and Marketing Manager in a very cool, high fashion, design oriented company. I loved my job and for the first time I felt that I was in the right place. It was super cool.
I worked almost eleven years when I met my husband and had my baby. During my parental leave we moved to San Francisco, because it was time for a change again.
We moved back to Germany two years later and I went back to my same job. Worked for another 10 years as a Marketing Director and at the end of these years I was burned out. Too much work, taking care of my son and the house and so many other things just burned me out. So we made the decision to move to the Carolinas. And here we are now, we have been living here since 2013.
It is so different from the West Coast, but somehow we arranged ourselves here. Sean is finishing up High School next year so we will see, where the journey will move us.
Living in the Carolinas I worked in an office for over 5 years but quit my job this summer to start blogging. So here I am again, starting something new, not sure how far it will bring me but I am sure it will bring me somewhere.
As I love everything around decorating and designing, this is what I am writing about in my blog.
Midlife can be the best years of your life, because you have the freedom to do whatever you want to do.
The kids have almost moved out and you are in a much better, financial position to do amazing things, like travel the world,
learning new things, meeting new people, doing things you always wanted to do.
Maybe decorate your home new the way you like it, your own personal style?
Read my thoughts, ideas, stories and get inspired with new decorating or DIY ideas.
Together we find ways to stay positive and happy, although we are getting older. – So what!
Cheers to our MidLife from Conny
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Conny is German and has one son, Sean-Alec (17). She is married to Jonathen who is American. They have met in Germany and are married now for over 20 years. She used to work as a Marketing Director in Germany, she studied interior design in the US and is now blogging. A lot of life changes happened throughout their life, moving back and forward from one continent to the other. You will read about all the details in this blog.