Hey you 👋
Happy World Mental Health Day! Puh this day should be more important then Christmas, far more… funny, because most of the Christmas days with your family are actually fucking with your mental health.
It has been tough the past week, I went to Croatia to see the daughter of my best friend. Became a “kind of” uncle and fell in love with a new human being.
After the death of my mom a few weeks ago, her birth was the first overwhelming positive feeling I had. And holy moly. She is one cute little thing. I was proud and also happy to see my friend, “Hey Dino!” 👋 btw. – and yes, things change.
My best friend became a father, the other one is going to have his second child, and my mom died. What a year. Grief is a daily reminder for how much love I have left for her. For the most important human, most of the time in my life. My mom. I am sad, sometimes really sad, but I am also thankful. She taught me a lot and had an impact on so many other children.
So thanks mom! The experience is fucking with my mind and feelings on a daily basis. Especially last week I felt all of it. All that is in life. All that matters, love and warmth, friendship and life, but also anger and panic, cold moments and love again.
Let’s appreciate all there is. Because this is life, and it’s all that matters, because it’s all we’ve got. Thanks to my monkey mind with all weird memories, feelings, anger, grief, sadness, depressive moments, joy and love. Thanks to all of it. Thanks to the weird thing that makes me – me.
💭 Quote I am ponding on…
“There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says “Morning, boys. How’s the water?” And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes “What the hell is water?”― David Foster Wallace
🤯 Thought that blew my mind.
This week every thought blew my mind. But one idea… you know. I guess I will just do it. A podcast, a short one. Like a sprint, but cool. You will see. ohh no… hear.
🍌 Banana of the week.
The special moments are the ones that have not been special at all. The really small ones, that let me focus, let me be. Be right here, right now. Most of these moments happen when I am on my own.
🐛 Earworm of the week.
Fred again.. – Bleu (better with time)
🎧 Listen on Apple Music
🎪 Events I am going to attend.
It is this week! So again – 12min.me is having it’s 80s Ignite Talk in Hamburg. If you want to have a chat and a beer come by. It is for free and so much fun. ❤️⏰
🔥 Check it out on Meetup.com
I hope you had an interesting read. See you next monday!
Have an amazing week.
Let’s fucking do it.