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  • Do you know the experience, when a fact you have never given much thought suddenly starts to feel strange? This happened to me while I was setting up my profile here, yesterday.

    Place of birth: Esslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
    Location I live in: Esslingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany

    It's hard to explain, but somehow this felt like a confession to myself. For the first time, it felt ... not right anymore. But why is that, I'm asking myself.

    It's not that there are any particular reasons for me to leave. My family and most of my friends live here. I love my job, my appartment. And whenever I have the opportunity, I travel around. I always felt confident in my concept of life. I was happy to have deep roots.

    Now, what I considered to be essential elements of my origin, my identity, start to feel like boundaries. An odd notion of being attached to things is slowly emerging, almost out of nowhere – which is quite confusing. My family, my friends, my job, my appartment, my hometown ...

    Everything you own ends up owning you. This has always been my favourite Fight Club quote. Just a quote. This sense is about to change, I suppose. Even if I don't know why. It feels like a call now, which keeps on echoing in the back of my mind, over and over again.

    Home is where your heart is, they say. I wonder what my heart is up to, all of a sudden.
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