Looking at the world with a compass it points to four different directions: west, east, north and south. Every direction is offering new experience, because you see different landscapes, meet people with other mentality and feel the contrast in the climate. I already wrote about my contact with the East and now it’s time to write about something new… North here I come 🙂 .
While growing up in Slovenia, I learned all other foreign languages just by watching TV. Actually I grew up with Japanese culture packed into anime dubbed into German, now that is a fine mixture 🙂 . It was so easy to pick up German words while getting entertained as a child, that I didn’t realize that learning a language can be a real brainer, until I had to learn Swedish while studying German studies at the University. My advise: learn a language as a child! (probably it’s too late for you, but maybe not for your children 😉 )
Since my childhood I was always looking for adventures and was sort of an energy bomb. Being a restless kiddo is sometimes exhausting (for sure more for the parents, sorry mum and dad 🙂 ), but it’s a part of me and it’s giving me a special drive through life. Have you ever had the feeling that you are somewhere, where you do not belong? I felt like this in Slovenia, it’s a beautiful country, but it just didn’t feel right to live there… I knew at some point I would leave my homeland behind and go to unknown land…
While looking for a job, my German opened up new possibilities, since the German market is much bigger then Slovenian 🙂 . Looking through German pages I was searching for a keyword that would open up the door for my next journey… Damn, what am I good at? What kind of job is creative? Then it hit me… Starting a blog in China made me realize, that I always had a passion for… writing 😀 . This “eureka moment” helped me find my KEYword: copywriter 🙂 .
Once I was back in Slovenia, I got contacted by advertising agencies from Munich (the reason why I was looking just in Munich region, were the mountains 🙂 , they are not that close, but reachable). It didn’t take long to get a YES, so I realized that my next destination is North.
From mental perspective maybe you can divide world into West and East, but what about North and South? For sure there are also differences between the people living in the North and the South even in the same country, like the example in the French comedy shows: Welcome to the Sticks. According to this movie, there are not just differences in climate and landscape, but also in the language and the people. The question is who defines whom?