My last blog entry was in... September??!! Gosh, I must have been super busy! Haha. No, really. It's been pretty crazy. Let me try to give you a summary of what I've been up to since then:
1. I took a break! ...and went on a family vacation in Denmark in October. We spent a week together in a nice wooden house by the sea. The whole gang. We collected mushrooms in the forest, rode our bikes through the salty breeze, relaxed by the fireplace or in the sauna and built sand castles under blue autumn skies. Very refreshing!
2. I made a bear head! A project just for fun! My friend Claudia took some amazing pictures of me and my furry friend. Now, I can't wait to make more animal heads – a wolf, a fox, a rabbit...
3. Then there was the usual Christmas madness! Orders, orders, orders... starting from late October, I didn't do anything else but producing, packing and shipping stuff across the globe. Including some hardcore nightshifts in December.
4. I joined a band! What used to be a punk band called Images is now me and three guys as Riding Tigers. We wrote and recorded three songs already and we're currently working on more stuff so we have enough material to play some gigs later this year. This is my first band ever and it's super exciting!
5. Then, in January, I closed down my brick & mortar enna shop in Hannover. A decision I had been pondering about for quite a long time and now it was time to pull it off. I had the shop for almost four years – it was a really great experience and mostly a lot of fun. But I wanted more freedom and I believe I can move on with the label "enna" much better without having to run my own shop.
I've always wanted to have a big party inside the shop, so after everything had been moved out, we celebrated a proper good-bye-party.
(Photos by Claudia)
6. First thing to do with this newly gained freedom? Travelling! In March, I flew to New York City for a couple of days. My first vacation all by myself! I signed up for couchsurfing and ended up staying in Bushwick, Brooklyn with Rob, a really nice couchsurfing host. I had my own room with a bed, my own keys and even a nice old Schwinn bike that I could use. The weather was fantastic! A lovely experience and a new way to get to explore the unknown parts of NYC, far off the standard tourist attractions and without much of a plan. And I will definitely surf some more couches on this planet. You should try it, it's great!