Merry Christmas 2011

Wrapping up the year 2011.

Looking back it was a great and successful year. A lot has happened in the course over the last 12 month and now it is time to wind down and to reflect. 2012 will begin soon enough and I still have a number of Christmas parties to go to.

My book “To Drink the Wild Air” performed nicely in its first year of being published. I am quite happy to announce that many copies were sold and a big number of review E-mails floated in. The launch party in April was a big success and the highlight was my book reading at the West Portal Book shop in San Francisco in August. Thank you for supporting me on the “To Drink the Wild Air” Tour. The book trailer was my last addition to the efforts .  To Drink the Wild Air movie 

On the survival front I have managed to build up my own little business where I am appreciated and  valued. Besides the ever growing Bird Hotel I also bought an exisiting pet sitting business in August of 2011 and had already some success with it since I am involved. Both parts of the business create a nice income without having to run to an office everyday. The home office is located just down the hallway.

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I met many new and interesting people and want to thank everyone helping me in my projects. I couldn’t have done it without all of those little deeds people supported me with and I truly appreciate and value this.   2012 will be the year where I  build upon this foundation and regardless of parrots or human everybody is a big part of my success.

In August of 2011 I went out and bought a motorcycle again. After 16 years absence of the biker scene.  I joined the Bay Area Moto Group and found many likeminded people and I have the time of my life out there on the backroads on my Honda. It is like I had never left that sport. Let’s see what will happen in 2012 in regards to bikes. Since I am still a race chick by heart I am looking forward to book some track days to see if the race track still is my best friend the same way it was 25 years ago. I hope so!

The only thing I didn’t do this year was traveling. This is a tough call but if this is what it takes to move through my transition smoothly so be it. The world will always be there to be discovered and next year my first and only trip will be to Europe. The home land has requested a visit. I am looking forward to it because I still have family and many good friends in Germany and all over Europe.

Needless to say that 2012 is still a big secret but it also will be a great year!

Winding down with all the Christmas parties and enjoying the warm weather of the Bay Area taking time for a Christmas break. I will be back with my blog posts in mid January.

I wish everyone Happy Holidays, a very merry Christmas and a prosperous new year!

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