Amazon & Afterwork & Alcohol
07.03.2016 - 11.03.2016 2 °C
I had another week at home between travels this week. I got back from 5 days in Luxemburg not feeling very well and am always amazed how I immediately feel better once I step through the door. One stupid question I hear all the time is: "You travel all the time, why the hell do you still have a flat in Munich?!" - Well, folks, I would claim that I appreciate being at home probably more than most people! I love my flat, it is in the heart of Munich right at the Isar river, 1 bedroom, an amazing eat-in-kitchen (Wohnküche), balcony...just love it. I'd love to get nicer furniture, but I have the typical nomad problem in that I feel that too much stuff weighs me down. I love throwing stuff away, I want to comb through my apartment for things I don't need anymore tomorrow and already feel a little excited about that:D Weirdo.
So, even though this is a travel website, one note about work first: I had A LOT going on this week and a very ungrateful boss, so here's a BIG BAD
The weird part was that it was really great week for my team this week. We went out on Thursday evening to celebrate the end of Alexandra's internship and on Friday she got the confirmation of being accepted for a brand specialist role at Amazon in the UK! I really like being a people manager, it is so rewarding to have worked on someone's development for 6 months and now she is ready for an actual job at Amazon! Proud Mama
The other pictures are from the Kindle Alumni Reunion yesterday night (and 1 with Ralf, the bar owner of the Schampunade at the Viktualienmarkt, go check it out when you're in Munich and love champagne). But back to our Kindle reunion: Seeing Barbara and Birgit and Heinrich and all the others was so lovely and reminded me of the crazy time we launched Kindle in Germany on the 22 April 2011. I miss being on a launching team and I want to be that again...plan is to find an awesome job on an awesome new secret project at Amazon in Seattle by the end of next year Keep your fingers crossed!
Happy weekend and more tales from Barcelona and the Leipzig Bookfair next week! And then it's finally some time for a vacation -- 1 week Kitesurfing in Egypt!