A dreams has come true.

After two years with many night shifts, research, sorting of photos, writing, re-writing, proofreading it has finally arrived. Since I had returned from the long journey I always had wanted to bring the stories into a special format.
And what can I say – it has been an amazing journey itself to write this book. Not that it was a lot of fun and that holding it in my hands now is such an overwhelming felling. No, the greatest part of it all was that I lived the story a second time and sometimes even more intense than the first time. If you want to write something down on paper you really have to think about it. Only if you know for yourself how it felt, what it did to you and why you did or didn’t do certain things – only then you can write them down. So I had to think about a lot of things again and very often I felt like being on the Trail again…
So I already had my fun. Writing it was the greatest pleasure and an emotional journey for me. So up to hear it was worth every minute which I put into it.

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This book would not exist if it was not to the help of some very special friends. Kerstin helped me building a storyline and finding a writing style in German (I had never written more than a single page in German before…). She digged deep in my memories and feelings to bring up all the little details and emotions I would not have dared to write into this book. Thank you for encouraging me to share so many little details and guiding me along the way. Thank you so much for making this dream come true and letting me live this journey again in such a special way.

Ela aka Bärbel Panther – my amazing co-worker who turned the written words in an artwork. She spent hours and nights to select THE perfect font (many of the capital letters reflect the beautiful shape of the koru), setting the text, designing the cover and illustrating the entire book. She turned “a little help for a friend” into her own passionate project. It is the most beautiful wrapping for the text I can imagine. Thanks for everything! Also for the heart attacks when you completely redesigned the cover five times after we had agreed on it… 😂

If you ever want need an illustration, you want to design your book or you need a CI, a business card – if you really want passionate art work this is where you have to go: FORMEN+NORMEN Designstudio.