HawaiiHi and Hello – thanks for stopping by! I’m Rommy, born and raised in Germany and living my dream in Southern California, USA (sounds cheesy but it’s true :-)) . I’m married and love being active outdoors, animals (my dream is to start a rescue farm) and traveling.

The main reasons why I started this blog is to keep a journal of my own life stories and to remind myself to live life to the fullest each day. I also hope to inspire other people to live a healthy, active lifestyle; to travel more, experience different cultures;  and to make other people believe and fight for their dreams.

DREAM: I grew up in Germany and always wanted to live in the USA esp. California. After graduating college, I had the opportunity to start working for Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida. My boyfriend (now husband) and I took the chance and moved to the US when we were 23years with just a suitcase. Once we lived in the US we knew that we truly feel home here. We went through a lot of struggles with visas, lawyers, paperwork, money and sacrifice to finally live in California for good. We had a lot of nay-sayers along the way but didn’t give up believing and working towards our dream.

LAUGH: I like to laugh. Lucky me – my husband makes me laugh every day. He has a way of pointing out little things (also that I can improve on) in such a funny way that it makes me want to be a better wife and laugh at the same time about it. For me it’s important to laugh every day and to find joy in little things. Surround yourself with people that make you happy and bring positive energy.

EXPLORE: Travel and Adventure are an important part of my life and also of this blog. I set myself goals every week to have at least one adventure (big or small). I think it’s so important to get out of your routine and explore a new location, experience how close you can get to your physical limits or just get out of your comfort zone by trying a new food. I think this is what life is all about. You have your routine every day – every week – but what you truly remember are new unique things. Yes, it maybe scary at times – but mostly the reward is true inner happiness that will last forever. I’m very active and don’t like to sit around on the weekends. I usually get up at 6am and will be back home when the sun goes down. I’m lucky to live in sunny California where I can be active outside every day.  I love taking pictures of our adventures & travels, as it brings me back to the joy and happiness I felt in that moment.

HEALTH: As I mentioned, another reason of this blog is to inspire people to be healthy and active. I grew up with being sick a lot and having many different allergies and asthma. By changing my diet to a mainly plant based – dairy & sugar free – diet, my body became strong & healthy. I still can’t believe that I’m 100% allergy and asthma free after nurturing my body with clean food. It’s truly a miracle that I wouldn’t have believed if someone told me.  I’m happy and thankful every day. Therefore please believe me that food is medicine! You just have to be patient as you won’t see changes overnight, but set yourself small goals each week, and your new diet will become a habit. I will share recipes and ideas on this blog for simple, quick but healthy meals that you can easily add to your lifestyle.