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.
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 !)
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!