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[livejournal.com profile] melacita (I'm referring to Mel, of course... I seem to have forgotten how to do that 'lj user' tag...[ETA: Haha, NOW it's working!! It's like riding a BIKE!!!]) started it, so here we go...


Work has been crazy during the last two years. Hubby and I moved to Berlin 2 years ago because of my work. Things have been declining work-wise for a year or two before that. Too long a story to tell, but the move to Berlin was a good thing nevertheless. We found a great flat here and we both love Berlin tons.
One of the reasons we moved here was that I didn't want to travel back and forth between two cities all the time (Munich and Berlin back then). So I'm sure all of you guys will appreciate the irony when I tell you that less than a year after we moved here I got a job offer to work at an internet start up in Hamburg.
I took that offer - wanting to venture into the "new world" of online business, wanted to learn things I didn't know and wanted to work with cool young people (and be paid extraordinarly well).

Well, I took that offer, rented a sencond flat in Hamburg and was back to the good old back and forth travelling in a blink.

We've been doing that for a year now and just recently I was let go because of some very, very ridiculous things going on at my new company I just couln't agree with - neither personally nor economically (re the prospects of my company). So I got the sack.
Thank Merlin, the sack came with two month full pay after I left (i.e. September and October) plus a "Abfindung" (= another month's pay on top).
Good think = two to three months on full pay without work. Bad thing: Having to apply for unemployment pay plus having to find a new job by New Year (better earlier than that).

Well, we'll see...


Live is good - apart from all the things mentioned above. Things are going great with hubby, though the unemployment thing scares me shitless. I'm just not the kind of gal for that. But I'm confident things will work out. They simply have to.


No such thing these days. Love Sherlock, but don't write. I'm devoid of creativity these days. Maybe it'll come back, dunno. We'll see.

Life II

I have tons of projects I'd like to pursue during the next couple of months. No idea if any of them will see the light of day. After all, I'm still in shock, not to mention scared shitless. I know I have a good CV, but I've never been in that kind of situation before. I'm not prepared for this. Well, I'll find a way and won't be too scared. *bites nails*

Everything else

There isn't much else, I'm afraid. A bit preoccupied, me. But we'll see, won't we?


I've been reading all your posts during the last couple of years. I don't know why I almost never commentend. I'm sorry. That's all I can say. Thank you guys for still being there and having me around. I sure do miss you!!

*hugs flist*

Date: 2013-08-27 12:09 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] princesslanie.livejournal.com
ouch sorry about your job, at least you tried something new. good luck looking for a new one. hugs.

Date: 2013-08-29 07:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] take-this-waltz.livejournal.com
Thank you, sweetie! I'm fairly confident everything will work out fine, but it's scary nevertheless... :D

Date: 2013-08-27 01:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ames1010.livejournal.com

I'm so sorry about your job. I was laid off from the college I'd been working for going on six years in April. I'm now in a job where I'm much happier!! Though I know what you mean, I was SCARED about not having any income and it was rough for awhile. Actually, we're still digging out of the hole unemployment left us in financially, but all in all, it's for the best and I'm really happy how things worked out! I know the same will happen for you!!

I hope you're going to start posting more too! Perhaps about these projects you want to work on!

Date: 2013-08-29 07:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] take-this-waltz.livejournal.com
Unfortunately, I'm the only one (in our family of two, but still) with an (or "a real") income. So if that falls through, it's down to nothing, basically. Fortunately I do qualify for unemployment money and I have at least a little money left after my work truly finishes at the end of October. So, here's to hoping things will work out somehow!!

I'm really liking this lj revival, btw!!! *hugs*

Date: 2013-08-27 08:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lennongirl.livejournal.com
Hello :)))

Date: 2013-08-29 07:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] take-this-waltz.livejournal.com
Hey Ani! I didn't even know you read my lj!!! *is excited* I adore your posts about Eisdildos and everything (even if I don't have a clue about the goings on at Teen Wolf and Verbotene Liebe), but I love reading your lj (and I do so avidly, even if I never comment. Sorry!! *sadface*)!

Here's to posting (for me) and commenting (on your and other ljs) more!!!

Date: 2013-08-29 08:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lennongirl.livejournal.com
Omg hello! Well, if I'm around (if you read my journal you know I sometimes disappear *cough) I do read all of my FList, of course! Looks as if we've got stuff in common with the not always commenting, I guess, so no worries ;) So yeah, of course I'm here and am very excited, too, because I love seeing so much action on my reading list :))

Oh yes, I'm right there with you, that's a grand plan!

Date: 2013-08-27 06:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] salixbabylon.livejournal.com
*hug* Sorry to hear about the work situation causing you so much stress. Sending good thoughts for something wonderful to come your way!

Date: 2013-08-29 07:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] take-this-waltz.livejournal.com
Hey Salix! Thanks for the hugs and the good thoughts, both are very much appreciated!! And I'll really try and post / comment more! I enjoy reading your lj and I know I'm a lazy **** and should comment more. I even WANT TO - and I promise to try and do better in the future!!! *hugs back*

Date: 2013-08-30 01:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] salixbabylon.livejournal.com
It's good to have you, even as a lurker. :)

Date: 2013-08-28 06:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] charly2004.livejournal.com
Sorry to hear about the job, it's scary at first, but I'm sure you'll get offered something interesting and great!
Your CV is awesome and you will probably find something you want to do way before the end of the year.
It took me about 3 weeks and I started 2 weeks later.
Nice to catch up :) I like this LJ revival!

Date: 2013-08-29 08:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] take-this-waltz.livejournal.com
Yo, Charly!!! I've read about your job changes in your lj and I'm SO GLAD things are going well for you! Thank you ever yo much for your confidence - it really does mean the world to me! And even though I'm scared, I'm optimistic as well. *crosses fingers*

VERY nice to catch up! Let's give this lj revival thing a real shot, shall we? *huggles*

Date: 2013-08-31 08:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laura-iskra.livejournal.com

sorry about the job situation, but it's great to hear from you!
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