Sorry it took me so long to continue this series of blog posts about our road trip. The reason for this feels a bit silly to me, but i will be honest about it anyway: L.A. is kind of my kryptonite. I wrote about this already three years ago and although my feeling changed a bit, it’s still so strong that i have a hard time putting it into words.
Our next station was Santa Cruz, known to be one of the hottest surfer spots and they didn’t promise too much. We went for an airbnb room instead of a hotel, which we both actually prefer – the stories of the locals you get to hear and the insider tips about secret locations alone totally make up for a bit less comfort.
This is the first part of one of the biggest adventures I did experience. Adobe sent me and André Josselin on a road trip down the west coast which ended in the famous Adobe MAX in San Diego. Enjoy 🙂
Day 1: Sunrise at the Golden Gate Bridge
In order to catch the sunrise over the Golden Gate Bridge we left our hotel this morning at 6.30 am. Never thought I’d be happy about a jet lag, but today I was really glad that it felt already noonish for my body . Of course the sight was completely worth it, we were so astonished by it that we even climbed a fence to follow a cliffy path to be closer to the bridge. We left when our fingers were so frozen by the wind that we couldn’t push the trigger anymore for a well deserved breakfast at “Honey Honey” (thumbs up from someone who is very picky with breakfast, but be sure to be there early otherwise the big queue will turn it more into lunch !)
Der Hype um dich, der scheint endlos, denn alle wollen bei dir sein. Du erzählst Geschichten von Freiheit und von Rebellion und vor allem junge Leute und solche, die immer jung bleiben wollen, hängen dabei gierig an deinen Lippen. Du bist wunderschön, keine Frage, wenn auch mit vielen Ecken und Kanten – vielleicht machen auch gerade die dich spannend. Du bist unendlich vielseitig und du weißt genau um deine Mächtigkeit, mit der du jeden umhaust, der dich das erste Mal sieht. Du bist wie unser eigenes kleines New York, denn du gibst einem unendlich viele Möglichkeiten.
Behind me lies an incredible exciting weekend in Cologne, where I did not only meet countless amazing people but also learned a lot about myself. I was invited to the Photokina (the worlds biggest photography event that takes place every second year) to be a speaker for Adobe – and as I write this I’m still having a hard time believing that all of this really happened.
I don’t think I have ever been so nervous before – I also never had a stage talk that was simultaneously broadcasted with a live stream – and I’m gonna need a lot more practice to stay as calm as I would like to be with things like this BUT it made me step out of my comfort zone and the whole experience itself was totally worth it!