It did not take the full three weeks for me to fall in love with this place. The soft green slopes surrounded by towering trees, horses whickering as I pass them by, the dirt paths against my bare feet. Now my time here is coming to a close and I cannot believe it. Everyday is absolutely brilliant here. Each morning there is sweet, thick, fresh honey – which I am going to miss more than I should – followed by a day filled with training that only inspires me to work harder, and the nights are beyond beautiful. We often gather around a bonfire, the crackling of the fire married with our laughter and the soft hum of nature, the smoke spiraling up into a million stars overhead with the brightest moon I have ever seen. All of this, and I am surrounded by some of the loveliest people I have ever had the pleasure to know. They fill my days here with such joy; my eyes first flutter open in the morning to someone who is there for me with a smile and I fall asleep to a German chorus of good night wishes.
I would like to say how grateful I am to Circus Mojo for this opportunity. Paul took a chance on me, an aerialist from Chicago whom he had never met, and I still cannot wrap my head around the fact that he allowed me to come along to Germany. I don’t think I could ever find the words to express how incredible this trip has been; so I will just say thank you, a thousand times over, thank you.