Personal Tuesday – Not on a Tuesday

On Saturday, the 20th of December 2014, I ‘moved’ to Istanbul. On Friday, the 2nd of January 2015, I left Istanbul after only thirteen days. Things didn’t work out in Istanbul and as it is very hard to find get a residence permit without an employment contract I am back in Cologne, staying in one of my family’s flats while I am trying to figure out what comes next.

While I am in ‘limbo’ at the moment not knowing what comes next, unable to settle for a little bit in Cologne and not being able to start 2015 the way I wanted it to start, I am a lot happier. It really feels like the weight has come off my shoulders and I am not missing London at all at the moment. I was lonely, bored and stuck in the house most of the time with two little ones. It was hard and everyday I felt worse. One morning I woke up and I knew I had to leave London and see another part of the world for a while. I guess I am just one of those persons that needs to move around, see lots of different places, meeting new people and making lots of different experiences before finally settling down. Maybe I will never settle down, maybe I am the one constantly moving around.

I am heading off to Abu Dhabi in the morning, my flight is at 10:55am from Frankfurt and I fly with Etihad. I have an exciting job opportunity over there and I am able to tell you more about it next week when I am back on Monday. Yes, I only fly for two nights.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and thanks for reading this. I know I have been quiet for a while, but I just wasn’t up to sitting down and blogging. I have lots of started ‘projects’ but can’t bring myself to finish them right now. I hope I feel more up to blogging soon again, this is a start.


  1. January 24, 2015 / 1:46 am

    I am like you in the sense that I get restless staying in the same place for too long. I love travelling. I'm sorry to hear that Istanbul didn't work out for you, but best of luck with your new job opportunity 🙂

  2. January 24, 2015 / 7:51 pm

    I'm the opposite of this – I get tired of instability instead of routine. I could definitely pick a place and commit to living there for the rest of my life, if it came down to it, if I had the means to do it. It's one of the reasons I hate that I can't just pay a mortgage on a place instead of rent one. I want security.

    But I understand the restlessness you have too. I hope your time in Abu Dhabi is going well. Do keep me posted.


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