About

“Two roads diverged in a wood and I, I took the one less travelled by
…and that has made all the difference.“

About me
I am a 20-something year old student from North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. I currently follow my dream of studying media studies and Japanese language at university while trying to travel as much as possible in between semesters.

Postcards to Myself Kawaguchiko
Me in Kawaguchiko, Japan in 2014

I have a huge love for the theatre and musicals and am myself part of a small amateur musical theatre group. I enjoy watching movies, reading (especially detective novels) dancing (tried everything from jazz dance and ballet to hiphop and salsa) and acting.

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”

For as long as I can remember I have loved travelling. I have always been interested in seeing new places, learning about different cultures and meeting people from other parts of the world. At the age of 16, I went on a high school exchange to Sweden and for the first time lived abroad for a whole year. I also had the chance to take part in several student exchange programs and to work at a 5* hotel in Tenerife for three months.

After highschool, I did a training as a foreign language correspondent and by the age of 22, I was living in one of my favourite cities in Germany, had a very nice flat and a not very fulfilling but well-paid and secure office Job.

But somehow, it felt wrong. Was this the life I had always dreamed of? The job I wanted to do for the rest of my life? I knew it wasn’t… and so I made a decision. I quit my job, gave up my flat, sold some of my furniture, moved to another town and started to study at university. A lot of people wondered why I exchanged an own flat and a monthly income for flat-sharing and living on a student loan, but it was the best decision I could have made. For the first time in a long time, I feel like I am really following my heart and doing the right thing.

About Postcards to Myself
I started this blog for several reasons. First of all, I wanted to have a place to share my travel stories and pictures with my friends, family and everyone interested. I would also be happy to get in touch with other travellers and to exchange travel tips. 🙂

Secondly, I have always been bad at keeping a personal travel journal, so I hope this blog keeps me motivated to take notes while travelling.

Last but not least, I think starting an own blog is a great opportunity to learn about – well, blogging – and everything that comes along with it, from writing (hopefully interesting) travelogues, taking better travel photos to using different social media channels. Believe it or not, but three months ago, I didn’t know what a responsive layout is and I hadn’t even heard about SEO or Google Analytics. I know that all of this is no big deal and simple basic knowledge, but hey, you’ve got to start somewhere, right? I hope to learn a lot more in the future….and you’re very welcome to follow my journey. 🙂