About Me

Welcome to my little corner of the internet.

My name is Susanne, I’m a 40-something, single, no kids. Born, raised and still residing in a small-ish town, on the edge of a metropolitan area in Germany.

I’ve always preferred writing to talking. When you have some self-esteem issues like I do, writing is just the more comfortable form of communication. I’m a bit paranoid about how much personal details to share online, so some of this page and also in the blog itself might be purposefully vague.

I’m really good at procrastinating, which might have it’s root in all the worrying and self-doubting and such. It’s complicated.  I started blogging in German about everyday random stuff in 2004, switched hosting services a couple of times, changed the blog’s title a few times, switched from German to English and self-hosting in 2008.

Even though I’m a German, I really really love the English language. I like to believe I got that from my dad, who was an English teacher. When I was 11 years old, he took me to England for three weeks, where he went to some advance training and I was enrolled in school. I still have no idea how I managed to “survive”, because I had only learned English for 6 months until then. But looking back it was an amazing experience. These days I prefer reading novels, blogs and everything in English as well as watching TV shows or movies in English. Sometimes I do wonder if this self-imposed bilingualism is a good or bad thing.

At the end of 2013 I changed the name and address once more from “Choose To Be Me…” (which also is a song-title) to

“Before We Get Bored, Let’s Be Inspired…”

for two reasons: First, to remind myself to be less bored and more inspired (I’m still working on that one). Secondly – and more importantly to be honest – I did it to express my awe and admiration and gratitude for one of the most inspiring songwriter I know. The amazing Mr. Frank Turner. I’ve written about him A LOT since I first discovered him in June 2013. 

This blog isn’t all about Frank or his music or concerts in general though. There are also posts about movies, books or TV shows.  Books and TV shows, like “Outlander”, which I love in every form.  Most of all there will probably a lot of random ramblings about my life in general. At least it’s the plan as of the time I’m revising this “About Me” page at the end of 2017. Future topics might include politics (I’m a Green or a “tree-hugging lefty”) feminism, My Peak Challenge, photography, travels… the things you do. 

I might also sometimes (hopefully not to often) blog about  Multiple Sclerosis which is a neurological disease I’ve been living with for over 20 years now. I’ve managed to live a pretty normal life with it so far – insert shoutout to decent healthcare system in Germany. 

To round this random page up, here are 20 Really Random Facts About Me…

You can reach me on Twitter @dennasus or via Email at susanne[at]ctbm.net