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.
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!