I’ve been interested in having my own solar panels on the balcony for a while. I have so much unused space. Due to the energy crisis, bureaucratic hurdles in Germany for balcony power plants were removed. The stars were right and I took this opportunity to become a little more self-sufficient.
“Kintsugi” means “golden joinery”. It’s the japanese way of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with golden joins. Kintsugi is not only an activity, but also a way of life and a mindset.
Breaking things are an essential part of the lifecycle of objects. My passion is repairing things which break in every day life. Plastic is an essential part of our modern day lives, but throwing plastic into the trash or waters is polluting our world. I see local-recycling and local-manufacturing as the solution to save our planet and live the Kintsugi lifestyle.
Yesterday I was back in the office at SAP for the first time in a long time, relatively spontaneously. The office experience during the pandemic period was not particularly pleasant. So I had my concerns and was afraid that we would continue to have restrictions and that no one would be in the office anyway.
But that was not the case. In fact, almost all pandemic restrictions are lifted in the SAP campus as well. There are no distance rules in the cafeterias, the coffee corners are open again, there are more colleagues in the offices again.
It was an incredible experience. I got to meet new colleagues again. It actually feels like some normalcy has returned. Currently, I am planning to work from the office at SAP Campus once a week. This weekend is the 50th anniversary of SAP headquarters in Walldorf. I am looking forward to the upcoming time!