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Just the right motivation

Earlier this week, I spent two days in Mannheim. Those who know this place might agree: One thing you can do fairly well in Mannheim is shopping.

So I did. Of course, I got something nice that fits me just well. That wasn’t really easy, though, as it did cost me some comments from those sales girls. Like: „well, you are more slim than not“ or „as you are really blond…“ Tough, really tough, that was.

With all the new things, I have some good reasons for keeping up with all the work that goes along with not regaining all the weight I just lost. That’s a Good Thing(tm), I guess.

BTW: I’m natural blond. Especially if I get a chance of seeing some sun.

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What dreams are made of

Six weeks in India and I lost about seven kilogram of weight. Fat mostly. And that over Christmas.

Even though that did not happen on purpose, some people say it is amazing and they would be glad, would the same hold for them.

The point now is: What am I going to do with all this luck? Just put the weight right back on in about the same time I lost it? Probably not
the smartest of all ideas.

So, I started a small workout program. That’s completely new to me. This specific program, not working out in general. Let’s not get into all the details of that right away. But let’s say so much: I started running. Regularly. That is, a couple of times a week. Right in the morning.
So I did this morning.

The problem with that: It’s so hard. Not the running itself. But doing it at almost freezing temperatures on a cloudy day instead of on the sunny beach in Goa. And I didn’t even meet some young, fancy, friendly fellows like I did on the beach. That’s what’s hard to cope with.

Is it just normal to be all alone doing it at this time of the year? I thought there would be a zillion people out there with all the motivation of the world, now at the beginning of the new year. Or do they all wait for spring to kick them out the door?

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A book? A book!

When I was young (really young, quite some time ago), I always wanted to write a book. A real book, like a novel. Somehow, that never actually happened.

Now I’m not really extremely young anymore. But the idea still holds. After reading a few not too challenging books I just thought: „Hey, I should be able to do that kind of stuff myself.“ Some brainstorming followed. Now, I have a rough idea of what to tell. A very rough idea.

And I’m not yet telling you much more. The plan is to get a general storyline set by the end of January; the first chapter written in February. I’ll keep you updated on the outcome.

As this is not like putting a thesis together, I don’t really have anything like an experience. So, smart ideas are always welcome. For a starter, I actually like the one of contributed chapters. Haven’t really seen this in a novel-style text so far.

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Welcome

What’s this?

This is a blog. Obviously. More precisely, this is my blog. In detail, this means you will find here comments from me on topics that not only jump my mind but that I’m willing to put here.

What’s this about?

Mainly, this is just a blog like many others. I post something and whoever feels like doing so might read it or even post a comment.

Partially, this is also a commitment blog. Over the last couple of months, I collected some ideas of stuff I might eventually end up doing. So, if I post here that I plan to finish a book by the end of the year, you can flag me down on new year’s eve and quote me on that. (And I did not quite yet mention the book thing, of course.)

Any inspirations?

You bet. First of all, my girlfriend and I maintained a travel blog while being on the road last year. That got me thinking. We are back home now, so that is closed and this one is up.

Secondly, some friends of mine currently maintain their blogs. This includes a techno cultural one (mainly in German), a kinda world critical one, and a political one (even though, these I know more or less indirectly).

Last, and least, I actually like the „Next Blog“ feature of this blog space provider which should be available in the upper right hand corner of this page.

Will there be a posting every day?

Very unlikely. We had an entry for every day in our travel blog. And even though that made sense, it was challenging from time to time.

So, sit back, relax, and don’t worry. Keeping up with this here shouldn’t eat too much of your time.

What about the language?

This is obviously in English, even though I’m actually a native German speaker. I made my choice mainly in order to reach some more people who have some trouble following my German. Of course, I continue writing in German as well. Parts of this are available close by.

Comments are welcome. Post them in English. Schreib‘ sie auf Deutsch. Escribelos en Espanol or Castellano. I’ll try my best to respond accordingly.

Have fun.