Yesterday I had to check out of my hostel in Berlin. Without any plan for the night ahead, I went to Starbucks to make a game plan. I'm starting to realize that I'm feeding off of this feeling of the unknown, its invigorating in a way. Of course, there will always be anxiety or a nervous feeling when I don't know what lies ahead, but it's the beauty of having a blank canvas that excites me.
Travelling alone has presented its own set of challenges and rewards. Looking around at everyone with significant others, family, friends, it can feel isolating or lonely. I was experiencing this earlier today, part of me wanted to share these beautiful sights with someone. I got a reminder which grounded me, to remember why I embarked on this trip. To find a deeper connection with myself, to "fall in love with myself first". It sounds like a cliché, but I have struggled with this since I was a child. It became most apparent for me during my first serious relationship. I have heard one too many quotes about self-love. One of my favourites will always be "If you can't love yourself, how in the HELL are you going to love somebody else?" –RuPaul Charles. So every time I feel lonely, every time I long for a hand to hold, I will remind myself that I need to look inward for now.
Now.. back to that game plan I was talking about. I have decided to book an 8.5 hour bus ride from Berlin to Copenhagen, Denmark. I've heard a lot about this city being the happiest in the world. My biggest motivation to come to Denmark is to search for Thomas Dambo's 6 hidden giants. Dambo is a Danish artist who works with recycled materials. He created 6 giant sculptures and hid them in his favourite places around Copenhagen. He says "places where people don't go often, because it's off the beaten track." So I have the map and I'm determined to find these sculptures. I know that they are not close to transit, and it's recommended to have a car but I found a blogger who said she did it by bike, so I'm going to try my best.
Neue Bop: Imaginary Parties by SUPERFRUIT
Scott and Mitch from Grammy award winning acapella group 'Pentatonix' branched off and started their own project. Sharing the name of their YouTube channel, SUPERFRUIT is everything 90s pop, but done tastefully. All of their music videos are so conceptual and aesthetically pleasing. Their full album just dropped yesterday so give it a listen and check this video out if you need a good introduction to their music!