To no one’s surprise, I will be spending most of the next few weeks much the same as I have spent the past few: holed up in my apartment. This means, among other things, that I have lots of time to work on personal projects, such as this blog. I have a lot of topics in mind for future posts, and this period of sheltering in place will allow me to work on them as inspiration comes, which I hope will be very helpful for my productivity here. But first, I feel that it is most pertinent for me to write a little about what we are experiencing at the moment.
Happy Sunday, everyone! Almost everything is closed today, which provides Kyle and myself with a blessed opportunity to take a break. Things have been near non-stop since we arrived, although this last week has not been as fast-paced as the first week was. Ready for a recap? Let’s go!
On June 15th, 2019, my partner Kyle and I had a small but beautiful wedding ceremony followed by a jubilant reception. It was an incredible day that we will never forget, but to us, the story behind it is just as dear and memorable.
Before I get back into posting regularly, I want to lay some things out about the what-how-why of this blog. Another mini-update is at the end.
(Bonus mini update on life included 😀 )
The time has come to change the name of my blog! This is happening for several reasons:
- I never really liked “GermanLyon” very much to begin with, and
- I am returning to Germany this fall (!!!) and I feel that with this new chapter, a new title is appropriate, and
- possibly the biggest driver of all, I GOT MARRIED!! 😀
The bus ride from Prague to Munich is roughly 6 hours long, and we crammed in as much sleep as we could during the trip. We arrived in Munich at about 5am, and as the day’s festival wasn’t set to start until about 2pm, we headed out to our pre-determined napping spot.
Some time in April, my friend and fellow metal fan Diane (with whom I attended a LoG/CoB show in November) and I discovered that Iron Maiden, a legendary power metal band from the UK, would be playing at a festival called Rockavaria in Munich, Bavaria, in May. After realizing that tickets were not only still available, but were also incredibly reasonably priced, we began making plans.