I did what I thought I would never do. In June 2013 I left New York, the city that had been my home for 17 years and moved back to Germany. Leaving new York is tough. It must be like giving up a drug. You deal with the stress and the often low quality of life living there because you feel you are at the center of the universe, you are at the place where it is all happening, in the place of unlimited opportunity. And the best part of it is that wherever you go in the world, you can always say you are a "New Yorker" and will always find people being very impressed by that. But after all these years it was time to go and to continue my adventures in Berlin.