I had a pipe dream of moving to New Zealand sometime last year but I think I'm slightly too old for them to want me and not in any high demand job fields. And I don't really like flyingYeah, cool to put faces and walks of life together.
I'm Stephan, 58 orbits of the sun.
Originally from Germany, immigrated to New Zealand in 1996 with my wife and son. My son lives now happily married to a girl from Missouri in the States, that's how live goes. Blessed with a Grandchild too. Sweet dog, walking daily on the beach.
I have been making music since late teenage years and I love making things and figuring out stuff, the challenge of it and often I'm admittedly chasing pipe dreams and some have been working better than others. All a fun ride though.
I feel very lucky to have grown up in Europe with all the action of big concerts and travel and big cities and super lucky to live now in an amazing place in Nelson, top of the South Island of New Zealand, a bit quieter and in my opinion pretty wholesome. That's a pipe dream that has gone very well.
Jobwise I'm pretty much unemployed looking after the house while my wife works at the coal face, my businesses I am keeping alive somewhat have died the Covid death since tourism collapsed largely and touring as well. I'm also getting too old for the later... been an amazing ride and an honour to organise and be on stage for some small scale tours in New Zealand, what a way to get around. No need for a plug here, but if you want to have a look here's my websitehttps://sgblues.com/ and no I'm not an amazing musician that you would need to follow. Just doing what I love. Playing now in a local band and organizing gigs and tours with that as much as possible.
The other thing I love doing and which has suffered business wise heaps because of you know... is making jewellery which was mostly geared at galleries and tourist market. If you like to poke your nose https://carvingbone.co.nz/
So mainly pretty nutty stuff with fun factor lots of hours and not a lot of money, still great to carve a living out at times.
Let's see what's today's pipe dream to chase...? First I'll take the pooch for a walk and then I'll know...