FRIENDSMAS

Being “Home for the Holidays” starts meaning so many things when you call more than one place your “home.” As you may know, I was born and raised in Germany, so obviously that’s one home. But over the past six years, New York, and America as a whole has really become a second home to me. A feeling of belonging, my job, and of course so many of my friends.’

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Last weekend, my friends Bryant, Sharlene, Mary and I went on a little Christmas-getaway together with Audi, my partner for today’s post. Just close to Scranton, we booked a cottage for the weekend and did a little early Christmas get-together before I went home to Germany.

With the gifts (and myself) all wrapped up, I was ready for an early “Christmas morning” (and the cold). It had just started snowing a couple hours before we hopped in the car, which was perfect timing to really get into the Christmas spirit. I was a bit concerned driving a new car in the snow with a bunch of my friends listening to Christmas music while singing to it at the top of our lungs, BUT the gorgeous Audi S5 handled it so well, with quattro and 355 hp, I actually ended up having so much fun, despite the snow and the traffic.

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I’m a huge car fanatic, and everything about any Audi I’ve ever sat in — quite a few by now — just feels absolutely right. All buttons and functions are exactly where I’d expect them to be, and not to be too ironic, but it feels like a home. I love driving so much, something about the music surrounding you while exploring the world as you navigate this machine.. I don’t know if y’all can relate, but it’s something incredibly beautiful to me.

Anyway, all of this to say that it was a wonderful trip, home is where the heart is, and I’m incredibly thankful for having amazing people in my life and opportunities like these, and with that said, I wish you all a wonderful holiday season ahead, regardless of where you call home!

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