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It’s a Wrap! December

I spent about ten days in New York this past December. As you might remember, I visited New York before the election and coming back in December, I came back more or less right after the election. The city felt different and everyone I spoke to, every single one of the wonderful people in New York, said to me that the day after the election felt like the day after 9/11. The streets of New York went quiet.

For the very first time, I didn’t really enjoy being there. Usually, New York is cheerful, but this time around, it really wasn’t. I attended Art After Trump, an event organized by the Housing Works Bookstore and the Creative Independent. I must admit, when I came back home to Vienna, I felt exhausted. All I wanted was to nest, so I started redecorating my apartment. I sold a bunch of things and then bought a new sofa and a coffee table that went well with the carpet I bought in Marrakesh. Making home home and taking the time to take things easy felt like the right thing to do.

In December, the projects I was excited about the most that I helped come to life on Kickstarter were Property Of’s Reflective Backpacks for Bikers, WingBrush, Bionic Toys, and A Good Plan, better known as Ein Guter Plan. I also gave a talk to documentary filmmakers.

My contract with Kickstarter would have ended at the end of the year, but the team at Kickstarter and I decided to extend it until the end of March. I’m planning to take things easier in 2017 and focus on my personal projects. Can’t wait to share more about my plans with you soon!

Happy New Year everyone! <3

It’s a Wrap! November

One of the most defining moments of this month was the chance to participate in the symposium for museums of the German speaking countries called “Zugang gestalten.” It was really interesting to learn about the struggles of cultural institutions. While the startup scene is busy thinking about how to get people’s attention and to view their content, the cultural institutions are dealing with copyrights and questioning how to digitize all the treasures hidden in their vaults.
This month, I have only hosted one intro to Kickstarter, which was in the pretty Munich, and then I gathered an incredible group of 60 creatives to another installment of Kickstarter’s Embrace the Hustle series in Berlin. This month’s topic was on turning side projects into full-time careers. My favorite topic, really. :D

I was incredibly proud when I stumbled upon a mention of This Year Will Be Different in a blog post on the Career Shifters blog, where a woman shared her story of how she shifted her career from advertising to work in literacy training. These are the sort of stories I’m especially proud of, which Berlin Loves You picked up on and interviewed me about. You can read the interview here.
I also took a few days off in November and went to visit Marrakesh. If you’ve never been (or even if you’ve been), this is an incredible place to visit. You can see some pictures on Instagram. Look for the hashtag #molikesh2016.