January 5th, 2020
・The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles, California.
A night for the books, a night with many unbelievably amazing memories, a night I cherish so very much, a night soooo special I will forever remember and most of all it was a night that showed me once again that…
… everything in life is possible!
You know, looking back at the time when I decided to become an actress… to go after a dream that only I was able to see deep inside myself, a dream people would call me crazy for, looking back to that exact time when I told my parents I am going to quit school in order to pursue my dream to become an actress… I remember I had to face many, many difficulties. I was young, I had no money, nor did I have a clue how to get to where I want to be, or even what I would have to face along the way. Looking back at that time sitting in our house in my little village only dreaming about moments like going to “The Globes” or even going to “The Academy Awards” one day. Little did I know that exactly 16 years later that fire that I’ve always had deep inside myself, a fire that was telling me “go for it no matter what”, “you got what it takes”, “you are talented” – it was this exact fire that got me started back then and the same fire that always kept me going no matter what I had to face in my life. It was this exact fire that shaped me to become the person I needed to be in order to achieve my dreams and it was this fire that got me to the point where I am today.
Exactly 16 years ago, I decided to leave my parents house to go into the unknown, to fight for something only I was able to feel and see, to expend my horizon and my talents, to learn, to grow to add wood to this fire inside myself so it could flourish… Those 16 years were years full of sacrifice, long hours, taking the hits, a million “no’s” to get just one “yes” it was a lot of rejection, a lot of everything. The past 16 years were a constant roller coaster, people would call me crazy along the way and were even telling me to just quit. But it was me never wanting to give up on my vision because I always knew it is just a matter of time when I will reach it… When I would reach my visions, my dreams and my goals that I knew were possible. I’ve been determent, hard-working, I never stopped learning, I’ve always been hungry for more. In this body we only got one life, so I stopped caring what other people think or say and just went for it… Day by day, step by step, gradually working towards being a better human being every day and a better, truthful artist.
Here I am standing amongst all these amazing, super talented artists which I’ve always looked up to my entire life, on the red carpet of The Golden Globe Awards 2020. Walking down that carpet, taking it all in one step at a time… to eventually bump into Charlize Theron, even Leonardo DiCaprio (both two amazing artists which work I so admire) I mean… you probably don’t quite understand what this night ACTUALLY meant to me…
Please read this carefully – I literally DON’T CARE about the prestige, nor do I care about the red carpet or whom I was standing or sitting next to that night, or who I saw… that was never the dream, the goal or the intention! Sure dressing up and looking pretty is nice and all, and literally bumping into Leo wasn’t bad at all but OH NO – it was SO MUCH more than that!!!! Remember when I told you where I am coming from?!!? – EXACTLY, it was that simple fact that after 16 years – “little Maya” from a small town in Germany after all these years of set backs, of being told “NO” a trillion times, of all these years of fighting for my dream, all these little moments all the sweat and tears that I’ve put into my career and as an artist in general… It was all THIS – that made this night sooooooooo very special to me.
Being recognized as an artist in this industry was and always will be my highest goal… Being cherished for what YOU bring to the table, to leave a mark in this world is something that always kept me going and forever will keep me going forward. Even tough I am not even close to a nomination myself – I realized once again, I sure can HAVE all I’ve ever dreamt of. Not because I am better than anybody, but I am willing, determent and passionate about what I do, and I am always willing to fight a little harder… Because even behind all the NO’s, there is always a slight YES that will bring you closer to what you desire!
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. – Walt Disney
It almost felt like living in a dream Sunday night… Then once again I realized it was my own little dream, that just became reality. We partied till the early morning hours at those outstanding organized after parties and literally had the time of our lives… Please forgive me for the lack of content but this night was pure magic which needed to experienced in-the-moment because in the end the most amazing moments in life are the ones fully enjoyed – rather than captured, right?!
This one my loves is one for the books + many more to come!!! Here’s to the best decade ahead, to fulfilling our dreams, to living our best life and to appreciate all the ups and more so the downs bc those are the ones shaping us and our journey. Stay humble, be BOLD! ❤︎
What a GOLDEN night it has been! WOW!