I can already tell you that I didn’t really manage to get any training into this week, so if you’re looking for that, you’ll be looking for a long time. There have, however, been a lot of other things going on, so make sure to check it out nevertheless…
Saturday was one of the busiest days I’ve had – since Friday.
My best friends and I went to the Schadau Castle in Thun to have brunch, to celebrate one of our birthdays, which turned out to be the most beautiful brunch location I have ever seen. Not only is the building absolutely stunning, but from the terrace you overlook the Lake of Thun, which is absolutely breathtaking.
The location and the food were fantastic, the service on the other hand, was rather terrible. Not only did we have an unfriendly waitress, we waited for our warm dishes quiet some time and when we got seconds of the cold dishes that were served at the table, she just dumped the new plates on top of the old ones, instead of taking them away.
To understand how much such things annoy me, you must know that I studied International Hospitality Management and bad service is one of my biggest pet peeves on this planet. I cannot understand how people can work in such a job – at such a good place on top of that – and have such an attitude.
We decided to take it easy and to simply enjoy the beauty of the place, which turned out to be the best approach. We had a wonderful time and there really couldn’t have been any better way than this to celebrate our friend’s birthday.
There was even a wedding ceremony that took place just in front of the castle and the entire wedding party looked absolutely stunning. This really is an exceptional place to get married, even though it would probably feel a little too public for me – not that that’s gonna be an issue any time soon…
I just have to share a few pictures of that day with you, it was just too good!
In case you don’t know what the Energy Air is, it is a huge concert that is organized by the Energy radio stations in Switzerland and which features a ton of different artists. There are around 40’000 people at this event that is always held at the end of the summer in Bern and there is only one way to participate in this huge spectacle – you have to win tickets.The weather was fantastic, we had great seats and we decided to enjoy the incredible event to the fullest. This really is a crazy event and I’m happy I had the chance to be a part of it again this year.
On Sunday, we had planned to fulfil another birthday present we had given to one of the girls – a photo shoot with all of us together.
If you know me personally, you may know that I have been friends with four amazing women since high school and we have remained a close knit group ever since. It’s been ten years that our friendship has lasted and I cannot tell you how important these girls are for me. I am so happy we managed to stick together and even though we haven’t gone into the same direction career wise, we are still an amazing group. This is what we wanted to capture with this photo shoot, this is why we started taking pictures right where we met – at the Gymnasium Kirchenfeld, where we would meet every day in front of this impressive building and talk about boys and everything else that was going on. Ten years later, nothing really changed, except that we are now strong independent women! (Remember that mantra?)
I actually love the pictures that Sandro Burn created for us. They are the perfect mixture of sentimental, funny and over the top cheesy – which I honestly think is absolutely perfect!
I have to say that I feel very fortunate to have these girls in my life and especially to have kept them here for so long – god knows I’m not always easy, so having them stick around and know that I can always count on them is a true blessing. Basically #blessed – if you get that joke, you’re a true internet kid.
But joke aside, you don’t always get to keep your friends for so long and having the privilege to have such a close friendship is something amazing.
Shane Dawson said something on his podcast that I listened to today that really struck me. He was talking about friendship and found a very interesting way to look at them. His idea in combination with my interpretation goes a bit like this: You are a tree and your family are your roots, which anker you and made you grow to the person you are now. Your close and important friends are your branches, they help you reach out, shape who you develop into and give you your strength. And the people that are your friends for a time in your life and leave again after, are your leaves. Just like in nature, they come and go with the seasons and that’s ok, because it’s natural.
Funny enough, Shane Dawson is normally not really known for his poetic approach to life, but rather for his comedic talent and hilarious YouTube videos, but I can honestly say that his theory has made me think a lot, especially in my current situation.
I have been feeling a bit sad lately, because I have lost quiet a few friends through the breakup. Not because he or I did anything wrong, but because I had to leave something behind that was quite an important part of my life. For the past three years, I belonged to “the salsa scene” through which I met countless people of which many became my friends. Because of the fact that I had to distance myself from this world to remain a functioning human being after the breakup, I pretty much lost all these people that I saw on a regular basis and this has been quiet difficult for me.
I have realised that most, if not all of them – quite obviously – were leaves and as this new season in my life started, they fell from my tree, but it is still difficult to digest that. I sometimes wish it wasn’t the case, but then again, the tree doesn’t decide when the season change either.
I had to leave quiet a bit behind, my love, my home, my leaves – I guess I’ll just have to wait for Spring to see the new buds grow…