Full circle

Growing up I always projected my life and career as a clear path. Or as a ladder. Something linear, straight, filled with clichés. Now I see both as a painting – beautiful, bold, deep, lively, patterned, but also uneven, dark, broken, rough, changing.

This picture is from 2014 when I was living in Brussels and I had no idea I will get to move to Germany. And one day even work in Berlin.

Even though I study German since I am 8 years old, I could not even dream to live here. My journey was more full of life than I anticipated or imagined it would be.

Third and final interview was exactly a month ago.

Since 2011, I had 3 jobs and an internship, but have been though hundreds of applications, dozens of interviews, unemployment and many rejections.

Growing up I always projected my life and career as a clear path. Or as a ladder. Something linear, straight, filled with clichés from movies.

In reality life a journey full of opportunities, struggles, challenges, where honoring dreams requires hard and constant work.

Next stop

Now I see my profession and life as a painting – beautiful, bold, deep, lively, patterned, but also uneven, dark, broken, rough, changing as the paintings created in by artist from all over the world on the remains of the Berlin wall, that fall the same year I was born.

And I will remember my journey every time I will pass by the East Side Gallery.

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