My name is Teresa "Joy" Beck, also called PRINCIPESSA.
My birthday is on 28 February 1975. Congratulations and gifts are always
What most excites me about life is the ability to travel the
This space wouldn't be enough to tell you all the places I already have been to since the reunification of Germany! I guess it's not big enough either to mention all the places I am dreaming of still to
visit! Here are just a few: New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, South and Central America,
Ireland, Scotland, Southern Italy, ...
I am still looking for sponsors! Travel partners are welcome,
NEWS from February 1, 2005
January is almost over and I am well overdue to give you all an update on my life and current events.
As most of you already know, I lost my job at GIGA AG last year. The company went bankrupt and even though I went to work till the last day, I didn't get paid my final salary! I had to apply at the unemployment office for the so-called "insolvency money" which means that if there are no funds left in the company, the government pays you the last salary that your employer still owes you. However, all the hotels, bus companies etc. which she didn't pay for several months or even years will not ever get their money and will also have a difficult time reclaiming the money that is due to them! It is truly a shame that the innocent become victims.
However! I am looking positively into my future even though I am not really sure what it will bring for me in 2005! The job situation here in North Eastern Germany is quite bad and salaries are very low due to high unemployment and a lack of good jobs for skilled labour. I have many ideas of what I would like to do and where I would like to go whether these places might be in Germany, Europe or elsewhere in the world. It is not easy to make a decision and go for it (don't forget that I am Pisces) because this decision will decide my "Life Path" for the next several years. I am also thinking of a possible South America or even world trip but many of you will just laugh and wonder what made me change from the idea of travelling to Australia and New Zealand and then switching to South America?! Well, that just shows that I like to swim in all waters and hopefully the current will take me to all these beautiful spots someday. I will definitely keep you updated.
In the meanwhile I am working my second job as a city guide here in Schwerin although there are not very many tours these cold German winter days.
I hope you all had a good start into 2005 and may this year bring you all the very best!
I have studied over the past years Business Studies in Tourism in a small city called Kempten in Bavaria which most Americans believe that's all Germany is
But it isn't! I was born in Rostock, right at the Baltic
Sea, in the nice state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania which is situated in the north of Germany. We are the state less densely populated in Germany. We've got impressive sandy
beaches, rocky cliffs, many wonderful blue lakes and much more. Pure and
Now my parents are living in Wittenfoerden near Schwerin, the capital of our state famous for its beautiful fairy-tale
castle. Here I used to spend Christmas, Easter and part of my vacation over the past
years. Finally I can call this place my home as well. In August 2001 I started working at the
German Incoming General Agent AG in Schwerin in order to receive the official Travel Agent license in June 2002.
From August 2000 to February 2001 I was doing an internship at a tour operator in
Seattle, the Rain Capital of the USA located on the shores of Puget Sound. It's a great city with almost daily beautiful sunrises and sunsets and not really that much rain at all! The snow-capped North Cascades to the East, the Olympic Peninsula with its unique rain forest to the West, the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument and the Mount Rainier National Park to the South and the tranquile San Juan Islands and exciting Vancouver to the North; what better destination one could
I CAN BE MYSELF...
...is my life theme which I am trying to live
I am still figuring out though what I am really looking for in life.
My goal is a life filled with PEACE, LOVE, HAPPINESS, JOY and
I wish everyone of you the same, my friends, may you have a great year
2006! Be human and listen to your hearts!