Berlin, Café, Kreuzberg

Monday meeting at Salumeria Lamuri

January 28, 2019

Let’s start Monday with an overload of pictures of a very beautiful café in Kreuzberg, Berlin.

It was sunny when I woke up, so I told Johan we HAD to cross the bridge over to Kreuzberg to see more of the beautiful sunshine. Our Monday morning meeting routine had a new goal – Salumeria Lamuri where we hadn’t been for a few years. About time!

This place opened up in 2013 and every detail is so well taken care of. I have to say this is one of the most beautiful places Berlin has to offer.

They offer a great selection of things to eat and drink.

We only had coffee this time, I have to go back for lunch eventually, never disappoints.

Hey, Johan! Just woke up.

You see, every detail is beautiful.

The place overlooks a row of very beautiful and detailed buildings as well, it’s like a painting to look at.

Original paintings on the walls and in the ceiling.

Do you see us? Ketchup and mustard.

That Carmex… It’s not beautiful but it’s always with me. Completely addicted.

The sandwiches…

Time to go back home and dig into this weeks work. It works very well for us to go out on Monday morning to give the week better structure. I gotta find new and fun projects to work on, get in touch if you have suggestions!

So long, Salumeria Lamuri. I can’t wait to come back soon. It’s just a quick walk over the bridges, and I’m there.

And a quickie about life. Before I went to Sweden for the holidays, I was about to go crazy with myself and the life I was living – never really resting and surrounding myself with a lot of people. I’ve always been kind of an introverted lone-wolf who needs a lot of time to recharge and at the same time I have learned very well how to act like an extrovert, being good at small talk etc. People around me told me I need to see more people since I work mostly by myself, so almost every night I was out doing things and I was truly exhausted. I didn’t listen to my own needs in the end, because I thought it was wrong to want to be on my own for longer periods. Since I came back from Sweden, I have been reading 5 books, sitting down on my sofa trying to rest my mind not thinking about anything for several minutes (I know, it might sound ridiculous, but my brain was moving forward all the time and I didn’t give myself time to contemplate and rest, so several minutes of resting my mind IS a long time). Now I feel so much better, my brain has started thinking much more creative again. Does anyone recognize themselves in what I’m telling here? What I have realized, which has made a huge difference to me, is that there’s no point in trying to explain oneself’s introversion to an extrovert because it’s impossible for them to grasp what it’s like. There’s nothing wrong about it, we’re all different, but for me to stop trying to explain myself has helped a lot. To accept who I am and what I need. I wish this would have happened earlier in my life, but to be positive about it – I’m happy it happened now and not when I’m 60.

Cheers to our differencies!

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  • Reply sonrie January 28, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    Are you an HSP? There’s a whole website about it based on research from Dr. Elaine Aron. What you wrote about yourself rings true for me as well. I find that my activities change somewhat with the seasons – I still like to walk outside in winter but also read and sew and bake more than I do in the summer. I do more outside in the summer and also clean more too. Not sure why. I also notice that what I read varies slightly with the seasons as well – winter-style books are just going to be read in the winter, not the summer. I am an introvert in that I need to recharge quietly by myself but I am outgoing and can socialize in a crowd or group so most people would think I’m extroverted. I totally understood your thoughts – and I think it is wonderful to understand oneself – even if I didn’t get it as a younger person (teenager or college), I get it now.

    • Reply Sandra January 29, 2019 at 8:45 am

      I recognize myself so much in other people thinking I’m extroverted, I grew up among a big family of extroverts so I learned how to play the game, although I prefered to sit in a corner and crochet already as a 6 year old.

      HSP for sure 🙂

  • Reply Skorcica January 29, 2019 at 12:46 am

    Hi, Sandra.
    My first thought was also HSP. Found out about it just less than a year, so now I don’t feel so out-of-this-world. Here is a link (just like you need a proof, right? 😀):
    I follow a website about it, but it’s in Slovenian, so … Helps me a lot.

    • Reply Sandra January 29, 2019 at 8:50 am

      So glad you found out about HSP, it helps so much! And yes, I’m pretty much HSP, it got better when I came out of my depression – sounds, smells and lights were pretty unbearable from time to time when I wasn’t feeling well. In the end, I think it’s a gift to have those antennas, to be able to take in things in a different way, we just need to give ourselves some space and step aside when it gets too much. xo

  • Reply Kate January 29, 2019 at 5:46 am

    I like to describe myself as a “functional introvert”. I am able to socialize, and enjoy it a lot of the time, but when I need to recharge my batteries it’s important to recognize that and take time to be alone. Be kind to yourself- there’s nothing wrong with introversion- I believe it should be celebrated!!

    • Reply Sandra January 29, 2019 at 8:52 am

      Functional introvert is a very good description. My friends usually don’t believe me when I say I’m an introvert because I can be pretty loud and take up a whole room with my personality without knowing it myself. Done quite a few tests and they all show kind of the same result – I’m around 70% introverted and 30% extroverted, so of course most people mostly see the 30% part when I go out 🙂

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