2015 — Year in Review
Dreaming, travelling, experiencing
Two thousand fifteen is almost over. For this purpose I dedicate this blog post to look back on this amazing year.
In this very moment, I am sitting on a stump in one of my favourite places to be. Watching the mountains and a sea of fog beneath them. Some of the last sun stokes are making the way on to my face.
I started into 2015 with a lot of friends at this cool home party. And by then, I could not think of something better to kick of this year than what I experienced then. I got home when the first sun strokes of 2015 already reached my place. But I could not sleep the whole day, I had something great to do in the evening. Snow walking. There, I made the first movie of this year. You can have a look at it
It made the whole first day of this year even more amazing, as it was just perfect. But images say more than a thousand words, so it would be cool if you have a look at it.
Another great thing too look back at is, that I published my third app in the Google Play Store for Android! But I have to be honest, that this is the first app I am really proud of. It is an app for managing grades, as I was always on the look out for something like that but found nothing suitable. I spent quite a long time developing it and I think it might help someone out there.
Manage your subjects and grades for school in a simple efficient way.play.google.com
Later on in this year, in mid March to be specific, I went on to my first trip. To Edinburgh, Scotland. It was a trip during the project week we had in our school and I was really lucky to be chosen to go there for a visit. When I look back to this city right now, I have to say that it was such a great experience there. Almost every building is a piece of art which made this whole city so awesome. Not only that, but also the people I met and the whole happiness there was made this experience unforgettable to me. But hey, I made a movie about this trip, too! Check it out here. I’m super happy about what turned out and with it, I have something to remind me about how incredible this trip was.
During the first days of April, I made another movie. But this time with a story! As I took movie class this year, we had to make our own storytelling movie. And we made this one over here. I learnt a lot while doing it, as I have never done something like this, with professional equipment, before. I learnt that it is really important to shoot scenes more than once so that you be prepared against Murphy’s Law. I will take all those experiences into my next movie to make that one even better.
Until July started, I basically went to school and learnt at home as I had a lot of things to prepare util the exams. But the most important part was, that I passed my exams and so I’m now able to study at a university. Yay.
After that I had holiday. A lot. From the beginning of July until mid September when I started with my study. More to that later.
And I can say that this holiday was the best time of my life, yet. Let me explain. It started with a lovely trip to London, one of my most favourite cities! A friend and I spent there almost a week. Next to visiting all those fancy things in London, we also went to the incredibly awesome Harry Potter Studio Tour! And for me as a really big Harry Potter fan, this was so amazing. I was stunned for like the whole time we spent there. I would go there again. Here are some images :)
After getting home, I went on some festivals and concerts and had a really good time with my friends.
Then, in mid August I went to New York for 3 weeks. What I experienced there is incredible. All those different people I met whilst either being on the campus or exploring New York City is overwhelming. But hey, next to the daily blogs, I wrote a blog which perfectly summarises my experience. Check it out here. But if you just want to watch the video, I am fine. Here you go.
After I got home from this amazing trip, I started with my study right on the next day. It is all about engineering, design and management & the first day went pretty well. I had no jet-lag at all. And until now, I really like studying. I met so many new nice people and I have lessons about things I really want to know, not just things I do not care a lot. I am really motivated to go on with my study in 2016 as it makes me kind of happy.
Also, In the same week I wrote my Cambridge Advanced English exam and passed it! That makes this trip to New York even more satisfying. :)
The rest of the year I spent going on concerts, hiking, studying, working, partying and having a really great time. As I mentioned in this Instagram post, 2015 was the best year for me, yet. I had so many incredible adventures and met new cool people. And I give everything that 2016 is going to top that, even if thats going to be a challenge.
For all the number-oriented people out there, here are some facts about me about 2015.
Medium — Blogs:
Including this blog, I posted 29 articles here in this year. Absolutely going to continue that in 2016.
I went on to 11 concerts and 2 festivals. Each of them was perfect in his own way. I will continue to go on concerts in 2016, as this makes me so happy. You can read about this here.
In 2015, I visited 4 countries (USA, England, Scotland, Italy). I will absolutely keep traveling in 2016 as this is something fulfils me with happiness and is probably the greatest thing to do. ❤
So. I hope you also had an awesome 2015. Let us make 2016 even cooler.
See you in 2016!