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The One Where 2021 comes to an end

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This 2021, I took up the habit of writing down one sentence at the end of each day, imagining my life as a sitcom and choosing which moments I’d like to remember in particular. I’m glad I did so. Now, as I’m flicking through the notebooks I filled, a vast mosaic of moments unfolds in front of me. 


The following are some of my exceptional episodes from 2021:


  • The One Where I travel around the world in 4 markets
  • The One Where I finally remove the mold on my bathroom ceiling. 
  • The One Where my friend Trixie and I build a snow woman that we name Susi. 
  • The One Where I get to meet my friend’s twin girls and we spend the afternoon playing in the woods. 
  • The One Where my crush tells me he’s seeing someone. 
  • The One Where I introduce myself as a giraffe within the setting of a workshop. 
  • The One Where I start my first job as a writing tutor.  
  • The One Where I have my first Covid test and accompany my coach to go engagement ring hunting afterwards. 
  • The One Where Trixie and I organize a writing workshop on self-love. 
  • The One Where my sister and I spend the day by the pool at her in-laws’ house. 
  • The One Where Trixie and I have an encounter with a fox at night. 
  • The One Where I get my first Covid vaccine at Tegel Airport
  • The One Where I start watching a Turkish series and keep hitting the “next episode” button. 
  • The One Where I ride my bike and go for a swim in the river after work. 
  • The One Where I have my first day at my second job as a writing tutor. 
  • The One Where I spend a day at the Baltic Sea with my friend and her admirer.
  • The One Where I decide I’m the CEO of my life. 
  • The One Where Trixie is my +1 at the river when my crush brings his girlfriend. 
  • The One Where my cousin moves in for a week. 
  • The One Where I get my second Covid vaccine. 
  • The One Where I sit down in a café after work and it starts pouring with rain but I’m all cozy sipping a cappuccino and writing haikus
  • The One Where my neighbours invite me on a cabrio ride for my birthday. 
  • The One Where the one who taught me unconditional love and I spend the day in Hannover doing everything we’d do if we lived in the same city: going to the pharmacy, to an ATM, having lunch and coffee, chilling by the lake, talking and hugging. 
  • The One Where I change my writing spot for an additional dose of inspiration: writing on top of the washing machine. 
  • The One Where the yang to my yin is back in Berlin after 21 months.  
  • The One Where I hand in my final uni assignments.  
  • The One Where I put the horse in my garden
  • The One Where I attend a virtual eleven-hour congress on Personal Writing and I love every minute of it. 
  • The One Where I travel to Valencia for some precious me-time in the South. 
  • The One Where I meet my soul mate in a hostel bathroom.  
  • The One Where my coach, her fiancé and I dance in their living room all while baking cookies and drinking mulled wine. 
  • The One Where my coach asks me if I want to be her maid of honour. 
  • The One Where I see my parents and my brother after almost 1.5 years. 
  • The One Where we all test positive for Covid and are stuck in quarantine at my parents’ house. 
  • The One Where 2021 comes to an end. 

There are many ways to let a year end and to welcome the new one. A Colombian tradition we usually enjoy is running around the block at midnight, a suitcase in hand. This is said to attract travelling in the new year. Since we’re currently in confinement, we won’t be leaving the house this time. Instead, I raise my glass to each and everyone of you out there and I wish you a happy new year. May it be filled with blessings and adventures, no matter how small or big. 

How about YOU? Which episodes of 2021 would you like to remember? 

  1. The one where I only write a couple of sentences on your guestbook. 🙂

  2. That is a really good idea! How much fun you’d collect over the years. I really regret not having written a diary when we lived in Australia. All those memories stored somewhere in the brain; hopefully?!

    • Wow, I imagine living in Australia must have been quite an adventure. You can still retrieve those memories any time putting them to paper whenever you feel like it. You could start by writing “I remember the day that…” and see what comes up. 🙂

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