Life is What Happens to You, When You’re Busy Making Other Plans

Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans
…and when you least expect it.
Mine was turned upside down last week and it changed everything. The plans that I had have disappeared. Everything is different now.
I unexpectedly left Bali last week. For now I’m back in Germany, sorting out my life and slowly re-considering my options. 
Surprised? Yeah? Fuck plans. Some things you just can’t see coming…
And yet, I’ve got to make new ones now. I can’t sit still and not think about what comes next. I have to look forward, have something I can get excited about.
I will leave again very soon, that’s for sure. Germany is not the place I need to be. This is just a little stopover to get myself back on track. But I’m not sure where I’ll go next. Back to Asia? Ideas anyone? Anyone wants to join me?
Actually, maybe I should let you guys vote on where I should go. Since I’m so incredibly clueless, could be fun and would solve my problem. Opinions?
But first, I need some good family and friends lovin’. And if you’ve got some too, send it my way :)

8 Responses to Life is What Happens to You, When You’re Busy Making Other Plans

  1. London Park says:


    My name is London. I live in Florida in America, and am 20 years young. I recently decided to fulfill my long time dream and move to China. Not permanently but to see the culture I have been very interested in for a long time and to practice the language I have been learning off and on since I was 13. I want to teach English and write a book about my travels. I have been searching for a friend to go with me, or even an acquaintance or even a perfectly fabulous stranger. I found a volunteer opportunity in the west of China for English teachers, they provide you lodging, electricity, water, and I believe food and I believe a 3000 RMB a month allowance. It is not an opportunity that provides tons of money, but worrying about money is unnecessary if you have the resources to live and are having a great time. Even if this opportunity didn’t work out I am going to go anyway and see where life wants me to be and see what wonderful experiences I have. If you want to go to China too we could go together! (I especially want company so I am not scared as I haven’t traveled alone before). Haha.

    Well anyway let me know what you think and if you think China sounds like a good place for you to go right now.

    I am gay and very feminine so I was worried about going there but many Chinese friends told me while many Chinese people are not exposed to gay people they are usually friendly about it.

    I look forward to talking to you! Even if going to China doesn’t feel like the right thing, I would love to talk to you and ask advice about travelling safely and happily.

    Sincerely, London Ai Park!

  2. Nancy Nunn says:

    I hope everything works out for you. Wishing you the best on your travels.

  3. John says:

    Hi Conni,

    how about the Philippines? This should be a nice country for you to discover a lot;)

  4. Flo says:

    Hey Conni,
    a survey on which the user can decide where you have to go would be a great idea! :-)
    But I would definitely vote for any country in Asia. The Philippines would be a good idea as John already mentioned :-)

  5. Teks says:

    It might be a good idea to go back the country where you are originally from (I would assume Canada or USA), and find a steady job to replenish your bank account, getting the moral support from your family and friends, sort your priorities and making plan for your next move.
    Teks from sunny PHX-AZ :)

    • Conni says:

      I’m originally from Germany actually…
      Yes I did go back for a few weeks and it was good. Nothing like fam and friends, who are there to hug and love you.
      I left again a couple weeks ago now and you can now find me in Thailand ;) No more medium- to long-term planning for me though..

  6. Naomi says:

    Oh!! I am sorry things didn:t work out in Bali for you. I have had to cut a trip short when things didn:t work out either. I did exactly what you did . Recharged at home and on the road again. But later on, perhaps you will realize why things turned out the way they did in the end. Are you still in Thailand? I have a few recommendations if u want to get a little sporty. Happy diving!! Ko Phi Phi had lots of expat divers working there.

    • Conni says:

      Thanks for your words, Naomi. I’m slowly beginning to understand why things have happened the way they did, but I’m sure it will take a while longer to grasp the full picture..
      Yes, still in Thailand, on Koh Tao at the moment for a few weeks. Then possibly Vietnam. But then I also checked flights to the Philippines today. We will see..
      Love your blog. Another nomad. Wonderful. Where are you now? Canada?