Hey, I'm Franzi or Franny or Franziska or whatever you prefer. Most people call me Franzi though. I'm 17 years old and live in Germany. I love singing, drawing and writing. So if you would like to talk to me just text me
I am really interested in different cultures and languages. In general I like things that are different from what we know but I am most interested in culinary differences, life style and fashion. Those things are fundamentally different all over the world and I think it is so exciting to find out more about that.
I probably traveled the most when I was still a child and around 4 years old. That's when I visited places like New York, Melbourne or Paris. Throughout the rest of my life I've been to Italy, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, England, Wales and obviously Germany. I love it in Germany but I enjoy getting around and seeing other things from time to time. Amsterdam and Wales are probably on the top of my list when it comes to my favorite places.
I would love to go to the Netherlands after I finish school. I just love the country, the people and the language. It would be so different and still not far from home. I'm also thinking about going to England for an internship. Let's see how that works out.
It is so difficult to decide on a career... at the moment I am considering to become a prop maker I already DIY a lot of things I see in my favorite movies or series like wands and jewelry.
Owning a coffee shop or a book store would be cool as well. I just want to do something ... magical.
other cultures, movies and books. You probably couldn't talk to me about art though because even though I am an artist I suck at art history .
My most dominant skill is probably drawing. I've been doing it my whole life and even though I mostly draw photorealistic portraits it still is a creative outlet for me and I wouldn't know what to do if I wouldn't be able to draw. It takes a lot of patience and skill but it kind of creates a save space for me and I always want to keep doing it.
I am really proud of how my drawing skills developed in the last few years and it always makes me really happy when other people like my art on social media, my drawings get displayed in exhibitions or something I designed gets published.
drawing, I guess
My favorite book series are the Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare even though I stopped reading fiction some time ago. It is still really close to my heart because I always felt like I could identify with the characters really well. It also introduced my to my favorite actor and person in general Jamie Campbell Bower. So I'm basically just really emotionally attached to this series.
Another book that I really enjoyed was Joker by Markus Zusak who also wrote the book thief. He is an amazing author. John Steinbeck is really good, too.
I don't have a favorite movie but Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings in pretty high up on my list. At the moment I do prefer TV series. My favorite one is Supernatural.
A challenge for me was always my shyness and I guess that will never change. From kindergarten on I've been very introverted. I don't like to talk to strangers or in front of groups or authorities. Especially in school that's hard. But I have improved in the last years. The greatest challenge though is that I can never really be myself because I act so different around people.
I wish people would understand that I can't just turn off my shyness. If I could I would have done that by now. People always tell me: "Well, if you're so afraid of what other people think of you then just stop giving a damn." I would love to, trust me but they don't know the feeling.
There are so many situations in which I dream about turning back time. I wonder what it would be like if I could start again and I think I would chose the same paths over and over again but I would be more open, more confident and I would take more opportunities because I feel like I missed out on so many things because I was to afraid of the world.
Always take your time. Think about what you are doing and don't rush things. It's much easier when you go slow.
I like pineapple on my pizza.
I occasionally eat black licorice.
Almost everything I own is black and white (I even cover all my books in white...)
I do not own a phone. (what?! I know!)
finishing school I still have no idea what the future is going to be like but I am excited to start a new chapter of my life.
to drive and I have my driver's license now. Well... I'm seventeen, which means I can drive with my parents and only within Germany until I'm eighteen but since my birthday is coming up in July that's fine with me.
I wish someone would have taught me HOW to study and I wish no one would have forced me to read books because now I don't really feel like reading anymore...