Sad News.....poor FIFI

Over the last 10 months, my blog has been a blend of many things - but mostly about traveling, fashion trends, and a teeny bit about my H&M shopping problem. It's hard to believe my time is coming to an end. On one hand I am excited to return home, but on the other it's a bit nerve wracking since it marks the beginning of change. AGAIN.

Over the last 5 years, I have experienced a MAJOR life change every 6 months or so. Between friendships, travel, relationships, career moves (both sucesses and failures in every category) - my life has been anything but routine. So here I am again, RIGHT ON TIME for my next 6 month life change.

On one hand you WANT to know what lays ahead of you, but on the other hand that is the beauty of life. The surprises, the unexpected and the gifts of the unknown............ isn't that what keeps us moving forward?

SAD ANNOUNCMENT:


Being silly at the fountain
(Backdrop story for new readers.....) When I first arrived in Germany I bought a bike and named her Fifi. I decorated her with travel stickers, and her and I traveled Europe via the rail system. She was my beacon of independence and fun, and occassionallyy I would write stories of her antics and crap behavior. Even fellow bloggers joined in on the fun and sent Fifi stickers.

So......I'm sad to say that I don't have room for Fifi, so she will be staying behind in Germany. Granted we had our ups and downs (read: temper tantrums and hissy fits), but we came to an agreement and she has been on her best behavior the last 2 months. It's almost as if she knew our days were drawing to an end.....

I don't feel right about selling her, so I've been on the scout for a new owner that I could GIVE her to. Any suggestions or ideas? Any readers in Germany interested in taking care of her?

Hanging out with Beaten Betty's boy bike in the basement. Hey...maybe that's why she started acting better. So typical.


Patiently waiting as I finish my brew. See how naked she looks without her stickers?

Rain or shine - we went to H&M!
In retrospect, I could have written an entire blog dedicated to Fifi. The challenge is that the postings are 'creative writing', and if you're not feeling creative.... well, you're kind of stuck. Fifi is not my alter-ego, instead she was/is more of the quiet friend I wished I had. When you're constantly surrounded by people and living in a dorm room, you really need to 'get away' to keep your sanity. Fifi was that escape, and I will miss her when I go.

OMG - I'm tearing up over a bicycle - this is so lame. Signing off.

xoxo
Michelle


14 comments:

Barby said...

Oh I'm sure you will find fifi a new good home.

Sarah Pearson said...

Oh that is so sad :-(
I hope she finds a great home.

Claudia Moser said...

Well Michelle, I might take her over if you don't find another person interested! Let me know :) And do not be sad, life goes on. And I cannot believe how time flies!

Beth said...

Sad :(
I always hate leaving things behind like that.

Christianna said...

I hope that you find Fifi an amazing home, cause she sounds like an amazing bike! Hopefully another blogger takes her! That would be so awesome!

Krista said...

I left my purple beach cruiser in California when I moved to OR it was sad, I had so many drunken adventures riding home from Sunday brunch at the Hilton. Ah memories. I would put a note on her saying FREE and park her on a busy corner and watch.

Victoria said...

Ah, so sad :( But she looks like a darling bike and I'm sure someone will snatch her up, maybe someone who takes in stray bikes to love.

Green Tea and Cupcakes said...

God your gorgeous, I am sure you will find Fifi a brilliant new home. I cried when my parents sold our car, we picked our new car up and left the old one at the car yard and I cried my little eyes out all the way home. I even got my Mum crying as well. So I totally understand what you are feeling x

Miss K said...

so sad :( hope you find her a great home!

Sarah Elisabeth said...

At least you'll have the memories! Good luck on finding her new owner, hope she gets a good one!

Claire said...

i love my bike and would be heart broken if i had to get rid of her!!

Bibi said...

Awwww :( I hate you have to leave Fifi there. Can't you ship her over here?

Helga! said...

I think I'm a little behind here...must have read the most recent post and missed this one!
I hope by now you've found out if that chickie will take Fifi on??!
XXX

Kelli Nørgaard said...

I LOVE the idea of putting travel stickers on your bike!! I think my Daphne might need some of those!