Okay so, I made a book.
Most of you will know that already because I’ve bragged about it a lot. On Facebook and Instagram and everywhere else I had the chance. And I’m sorry to admit that I probably will keep on doing that.
But really, I made a book. With my wonderful friend Yvonne who in a way I was meant to meet and who became such a big part of my life already. Why that? Because we sought out to make this book. A book, that since yesterday is available in (hopefully) every bookstore (in Germany at least) and which is full of pictures I took over the last year. Which we poured so much of our hearts in and that is filled with stories of inspiring people. It’s about love and food and making the world a even more wonderful place by something we used as a working title for months: conviviality.
I could tell you more about how truly wonderful everything turned out. About the people I met. About the food I ate. About the amazing feedback I got already. – Actually, I won’t. Because in some ways I just don’t know how to describe it after all.
But before I encourage you another time to buy that book (german only, though), I want to let you in on a little life lesson I’ve learned while doing this project: You’ll come across people who will tell you that you made a worng turn at some point. They will tell you that what you’re doing is nice and you’ll instantly will hear the ‘but’ in their words rolling towards you. And they will tell you that you need to be different than what you appear to be. Most of them mean no harm, really, most of them just don’t know it better. (And the ones who know better are just evil people and you need to get away from them immediately.) Anyhow: They are wrong! As long as you trust your gut and something I would call your inner truth, you’ll be just fine. You just have to keep going. It might hurt. But being honest to yourself and your dreams will pay off. I promise.
And now: Buy the book!