MCM: What are your hopes and dreams or aspirations?
As I am constantly working on loads of different projects, I hope I'll never lose my imagination and boundless thoughts that feed my brain. Sometimes, after a never-ending week, I fear the moment of not knowing what to do the day I realised you can't keep this work load forever. Calming down a bit might be an alternative, but I am seriously not sure if this typical German nine-to-five-job-thingy would ever have enough appeal to make me happy.
That's probably the reason why I'm always aware of the notion that for me, happiness is caused by being able to look in the mirror and be proud. Proud of being grounded, proud of having so much love for life, true friendship, a family that supports with every step taken, and a partner that holds my hand. That's what it's all about and I hope I'll never be the person who's working all day everyday not realising that you only live once and everything that matters is love. Love for who surrounds you, love for what you're doing.
Thanks to my beloved parents, travelling has always been something essential for me. Skiing in the Alps, Austria or Switzerland has been something that reunited our family in a very strong way, including my grandparents, because hanging with the family gang all day everyday, living the adventure of discovering the area, and surviving some dangerous moments on fresh snow paths here and there always made us grow stronger together.
And then there were the summer holidays, which weren't that much about relaxing but getting to know other cultures better. I really think travelling the world opened up my horizon many times and somehow helped me to survive my teenage years. That might sound strange, but I really felt changed in some kind of way, after for example, coming back home from visiting Africa. Suddenly everything material and the whole drama of being young felt so unimportant. To this day wherever I am to, I try to soak in a foreign city's vibe. Since I travel frequently for my work (nearly every month), I started to feel that I couldn't live without it. I am also constantly trying to learn something from the people I meet from each city I visit. Being friendly, talking to strangers, things like that... the Italians for example are really good at it. This definitely is something us, the Germans, ought to adapt!
MCM: What would be on your horizons if you had a genie in a handbag (if you had any wish)?
I definitely would ask Genie for an extra day off every week, a so-called long weekend. I think at the end people would do a better job if they just had less pressure and more time for concerts, arts, friends and happy moments!
MCM: What's on your MCM shopping/wish list horizons?
Uhm, you know, I start feeling awkward about telling everybody about my latest obsession, but this is love: The Craig & Karl Collection is my all-time-favourite line so far. I can't get enough of those pop-art-details and palm-prints. I'd love to own the blue backpack above and as well the clutches including those funky glasses which grabbed my heart. Please be mine someday- I swear, I'll take you everywhere!
MCM: What would be on your horizon if you could have anything?
As I am super blessed, living the life and being surrounded by the best friends I could ever imagine, I don't have giant wishes. But if I could have anything, it would be certainty. Certainty of being healthy, pleased and fearless everyday of my life. The same holds true for everyone I love. (Oh, and if there was an extra-wish, I wouldn't have anything against a bigger flat in my city of dreams, Berlin. There I would live with my boyfriend and future children someday. But, pssst.)
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