Bye Barcelona baby

 
 
 
So the day is here. I'm not a Barcelona resident anymore. One hour ago I arrived in Paris at Gare de Lyon after an 8 hours train ride with a short stop in Lyon. I feel sad and grateful at the same time. Sad that I had to leave beautiful Barcelona with the amazing beach and crazy nightlife, sad not to work under the hot sun every day and mostly sad to have left the people that treated me like family for 2 months. 2 months of a crazy roller coaster filled with laughter, love, friendships, soulmates, speaking all kinds of languages and partying a little too much. But this is also everything I'm grateful for. I couldn't have asked for better team mates. From the two hilarious French girls that I lived with on the Rambla, to the rest of the crazy French team, the nice internationals and, not to forget, our French managers. In the end it felt more like working together with your best friends than anything else. 
 
During my time in Barcelona I have lived in 3 apartments, made countless of memories and spent more time on the beach and in the nightclubs than sleeping in my bed. It is definitely not a job as they said in the advertise, this is a lifestyle and you have to be 100 % committed. If you'r not in it to win it and want to work hard and play hard you might as well leave. Of course it wasn't all sunshine and rainbows every day, but that's also the way life is and I think you learn more from experiencing some rough patches than always dancing around on pink clouds. Cause in the end we always stood together as a team, holding each other's backs and caring for each other. It's incredible how close you can come to a relatively big group of people during such a short time. I feel like I can trust so many of them with my life and I already miss them so much. Feel like I'm leaving a little bit of my heart everywhere that I go in the world but lucky me that most of them are French and a big part will be in Paris this fall. How cool isn't it to have a big group of awesome people to hang out with here? 
 
The Barcelona chapter with Barca Rockz is finished and the last days was the best ones, with my best friend from at home getting to know my best friends from the team, to the last boat party with everyone, to my awesome boss that I lived with in the end. All I can say is lucky me. Now we will continue here in Paris with our little Paris Rockz project, can't wait to hang out with everyone again. Then I have some upcoming trips on the grill for this fall. Just a small parenthesis that I need to find an apartment and a job here ASAP but honesty I'm not a very stressed out person. Better to sit back and enjoy the ride and do what you can. That's just life. 
 
Thank you Barcelona and Summer Rockz for making the summer 2017 one of the best memories so far. <3

#PrayForBarcelona

 
Today the impossible happened. It started off as a normal work day on the beach with a team meeting in the beginning. All good, sun shining, let's sell some tickets everyone. Three hours passed by, three hours like any other three hours on a normal day in Barcelona.
 
While taking a break grabbing a quick bite to eat we suddenly get a message from one of our team managers. "Don't go near the Ramblas anyone, something horrible happened, whatever you to DON'T APPROACH THE RAMBLA RIGHT NOW". The first thing I do is to go online. "Barcelona accident - Rambla street - Terror attack" and so on. Still nothing. After loading google one more time it's there "Van crashed into big group of people on the main street in Barcelona". Approximately 2-3 kilometers from where we were on the beach. On the street where we live with several of my coworkers. The first thing that hit our minds? Impossible. This can't be true. An hour goes by with phone calls and more news updates from worried friends and families all around the world. A few people hurt maybe? Finally it's there: 13 dead and over 80 people hurt. 
 
Today 13 innocent people died on the street that we currently call our home. 13 innocent people had to put their lives to this man in a white van. Imagine all the affected people. Their friends? Their families? My friends were locked in restaurants and my boss saw dead people on the street. My roommate was taking a nap at home and woke up by people screaming. The bodies of young girls laying around. Blood. Police everywhere and people running in all directions, screaming and terrified. On the beach all I saw was people on their phones, reassuring their loved ones that they were safe, and people leaving the beach. My phone kept ringing nonstop and I had two newspapers that did short interviews with me. "How do you feel now?" the guy on the line asked for the local newspaper? "...Scared" was all that I could come up with. 
 
I thank higher powers that the people I know are alive and I mourn with everyone affected by this tragic event. It could have been any of us. 
 

The good life

 
Hey favs!! Hope you all are doing well. Here's a couple of photos from the past days. I've mostly been working and I'm more motivated than before so sales are good and I'm enjoying the job. Feel so lucky to have these people as coworkers, couldn't have asked for a better team honestly.
 
 
On  Sunday my friend Bryant texted me to come to the club Carpe Diem and I thought I'd just pop in and say hi after finishing work at 02:00 - BUT guess what? I'm looking for him in the club and then I hear a very familiar voice screaming "TAAARAAAA" and there she is: my best friend in the world throwing herself at me. My chin droppep for like ten minutes I'm not even joking. The rest of the night we spent there in Carpe, drinking champagne, eating strawberries and met some fun people and felt on top of the world. Best night out in Barcelona for sure.
 
Yesterday I worked like every day and did some good numbers, and in the evening it was time for our popular boat party on a five star VIP Catamaran that comes from Ibiza. I was picked to work in the bar as I sold the most tickets for the boat and it was the best 2,5 hours! People enjoyed it to a maximum despite the waves (good I grew up on boats and cruise ships so I don't mind that) and we had an awesome DJ aboard. In the evening after helping my boss to bring back the leftover champagne to her apartment I went for tapas with Sarah and Bryant. Best tapas I've had so far - go to Sensi Tapas in the Gothic Quarter if you're in BCN. After a late dinner I headed to Pacha for Robin Schulz with some of my coworkers. It was super crowded but as always met some fun and interesting people.
 
Today I'm off, went for breakfast with Sarah before she went back home to Åland and then I've been cleaning the apartment and did some administration stuff with our interns. Now we are going to play some volleyball on the beach and then dinner tonight with the team. 
 
xx,