The 12 Highlights of the Year

The Gregorian calendar and the Julian calendar both consist of the same following twelve months. 2015 wasn’t different from tradition, January to December, non stop, no surrender.

Rough, the best adjective to describe my year. Never uneven, never exemplary as I wanted it to be, yet I maybe have learnt how to get satisfactions anyway from bad situations and relationships. And I am building a zero-fuck mentality that I’ll bring along in 2016 for sure.

I am getting ready to celebrate NYE, and I just wanted to spend few words and force myself to find one good thing about every months. Some were particularly hard, but here it is.


  • January – Walk in the snow

The first day of 2015 I went for a walk in the snow. I started planning and decided about a big trip, that came true in October. That day I wrote

“Go. Discover. And then let’s meet somewhere halfway.”

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  • February – Celebrating Carnevale

I went to Italy for a weekend fuelled by celebrations. My friends’ concert, and Carnevale. I dressed up like Katniss and my brother was Gale. We sang and danced. Happy times.



  • March – Celebratory Copenhagen and Tropical Island

Back enjoying travelling, a quick pre-birthday city escape to Copenhagen (long-due, see the blog post I wrote HERE) and a tropical day in the craziest place in Germany, Tropical Island (see Casey Neistat’s video HERE to understand). And happy birthday.




  • April – Driving in a Baltic Island

I spent Easter driving in Rüggen island, North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany). Fields, wild beaches, cold sea, wind, sun. The cold shaping our laughters. A nice stay indeed. Highly recommended.



  • May – I ran my first competitive run with my father.

I sucked. I enjoyed it. I’ll do it again and work with my broken lungs and ankle to improve.



  • June – Some great sunsets in Berlin.

We had warm days, and stunning sunsets. I remember a beautiful evening with  barbecue and beers at the park. It felt like summer, and it felt good. More of those, please.



  • July – Rooftop Summer Terraces

Good vibes at the end of July, chilling with Jesus. Yet again, more of those, and more of my best friend,  please.



  • August – My Brother in Berlin

He came and stayed with me for few weeks. It’s quite a challenge to host a teen, but also quite a tender reward to know that he – in his way – cares to stay with you. Also, no matter how big or old is growing, I can still remind him to brush his teeth.

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  • September – I got married!

I had the pleasure to experience marriage for almost 2 days. On Facebook. With an utter stranger. Friends went full ballistic. Fun experience. Unfortunately, we don’t communicate anymore. I must have been a bad wife, I guess… Friends say he doesn’t deserve me. LOLz

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  • October – Trip To South-East Asia

The core of the year was October and my big trip in SEA. I’m still writing about it, since there is lots to talk about. I can’t wait to organise another big trip like that.



  • November – Adrian Bliss’ vlogs

I have watched lots of Youtube lately, mostly boredom-induced. I absolutely loved Adrain Bliss’ parody of daily vloggers, and I spent a joyful month waiting every evenng for the next video to come out. More than just parody, the videos turned in a nice storytelling, that I fully enjoyed. You can watch the entire month here: Vlogvember

Props also to the original music


  • December – The Leftovers season 2 and New Puppy

The Leftovers season 2 was unbelievably good. Gripping performance and storytelling, superb soundtrack. I had a binge and the last episodes left me in a state of trance, so much compelling and thoughtful. High quality tv, that should deserve more attention. I can’t wait for season 3.

Also, we welcomed a new puppy in the family. She’s a rascal. 🙂 Welcome Maya.