Family, Kids, Lifestyle, Meet Ibiza people, Portrait

December 21, 2017

Love grow connect

…the intention I started 2017 with. Not knowing what this year will bring and which adventures will come along my way. I set up my goals and was ready for the journey.

Today is the shortest day of the year and I look back and all in me says: thank you so much, for every day and everything that happened!
2017 started slowly, the speed was quite relaxed and the handling was easy. Maybe I thought I was a bit bored and the universe responded immediately and I had the feeling ‘yes, now it’s getting interesting.’ Doing my heart project #meetibizapeople and special moments which filled my heart with joy and I realised, the puzzle of life collects more and more pieces…

Spring was around the corner and I was ready for a new season capturing lifetime memories, meeting new souls, dive into stories and be a little part of my clients journey.

                                                      Thinking of my intention everyday: love grow connect.

April started and the season was fully on, bam, from one day to the other. Like somebody put some wake up fairy dust on the island and the magic started to happen. I flew to Germany and the Netherlands with my youngest son and met new friends on the plane.
Hahahaa, never had such a flight before and we are still in touch. ( Guys, you still put a smile on my face when I think of the window seat without a window…) Went to a match of my hometown football club Borussia Mönchengladbach, joined the 60th wedding anniversary of my grandparents, saw my friends and family and felt all emotions which are possible when you are with your family.

Back on the island in May the wedding season started and wow, 2017 was fully on.

                                                                    Fasten your seatbelt. Focus.

Summer madness was on and it felt good. Flying over the island with my camera and I felt blessed living this life and doing what I love.
In between there was time for lovely beach days with my boys, a party here and there and I met people who were there asking the right questions at the right time.
Universe? What is going on here? I don’t get it yet, but… everything happens for a reason.
Friends and family came to the island regularly and we had hilarious summer nights on our terrace under the stars, surrounded by the music coming from Las Dalias.

A quick visit to Germany and the Netherlands in July was a nice little break in between the summer madness on the island. One concert with my soul sister, a night out in our favourite club felt like we were 27 again, staying at my little brother’s house and two days before my flight back home calling the ambulance and brought my daddy to the hospital. He stayed there, was in good hands and I flew back, having the strong feeling he will be fine, even if it takes time. Thinking of him every day.
I went back to summer madness and captured memories and spent nights behind my computer editing.

One day in August I woke up, and felt a feeling that I knew from the depression I had 12 years ago.
Happily my senses are much better than in 2006 and I knew where to put my attention and to shine the light on.
I read a lot, took my rest, slept for hours and hours, talked to my friends on the phone, focussed on my diet, drank enough water and I got back on track.
Being aware that something has changed, not knowing what it was yet.

September and October were the final months of the wedding season and they were a blast.
Wow, wow, wow, special people, special places, crazy weather, Ibiza magic. I’m so lucky to have the best job in the world.
When I finished a beautiful and fun wedding in October, my daddy called me from home. Finally, he had left the hospital.
I booked a flight to the Netherlands and Germany for November together with my eldest son.

The change I felt, it was time to put the focus on.
We talked a lot, cried a lot and tried to reconnect and finally made the decision: when you love, you have to let go.
We started this adventure 8,5 years ago, got two gorgeous sons, moved to Ibiza, lived our dream and now was the time to let go.
We made the promise to stay friends, be the best parents for our little ones, support each other and love each other on another level.
And it felt lighter, there was fresh air and already a glimpse on the horizon.

I left to Germany for 10 days. My son and I had a wonderful time with our family and friends and I’m so grateful having these amazing souls in my life.
My little sister, my mum and I got closer and there was this football pub in my hometown and the owner told me he worked in Ibiza in a bar which had the same name ‘Manamana’, located in Playa d’en Bossa from 2004 until 2007.
Playa d’en Bossa, the place where I stayed 2 weeks in 1998, when I fell in love with Ibiza, which is almost 20 years ago and it feels like yesterday.

Priceless memories.

Wow, 2017 I had never ever expected that. Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans.
Everything happens for a reason… 2018 is just around the corner and I can’t wait for all the adventures to come. I booked a wedding photography workshop in Cologne | Germany in February and my goals for 2018 are already set up. I can’t wait to capture priceless moments with my camera and make memories in my heart.
If we didn’t have the chance to meet yet, let’s connect next year and I’ll be more than happy.

Thank you so much for your time and have a wonderful Christmas and a happy, healthy and magical 2018!

Spread your wings and fly.

                                                                                          x, Jen

     Big thanks to Nicole Hankammer for capturing these memories.

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