Text: Karin Teigl
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What a year that has been.. last year at this time we were super excited. A wedding ahead of us, GT playing in the German Bundesliga – his biggest dream – ConstantlyK and all its projects.
Armani. The fragrance describing us!
Jobwise but also in our relationship we had one hell of a ride in 2017. Now the wedding has passed and let me tell you, even though nothing has changed, everything is different and we are closer than we have ever been before. We are officially one team – one family.
As much as we loved the months of May and June, the rest of the year was as crazy and intense. Especially for my husband …. You all know my side of the story. Always happy, always positive. Of course it is not always just like that – you guys see what I show you and even though it’s a lot we are presenting to you guys on a day to day basis we still try to keep some things between us.
Well it is not a secret that Georg is a football player. The dream of every athlete is to compete at the highest levels especially in Bundesliga where you get to play in front of 1000s of people every week. After a tough start, the first season went actually pretty well. He could prove himself and show what he is capable of.
For those of you following our or GTs journey, you might have recognized that he hasn’t been playing much this season. In fact he hasn’t been playing once for Augsburg. Instead he sat next to me every single home game. Which is the worst thing to do to a professional football player. Every single week 33 people competing for 11 spots and you can imagine what a fight and competition that is every single week.
You guys only see one side – my happy side – which is what I decide to show you. It is not that we pretend to have fun or pretend to be happy – we genuinely are – don’t get us wrong but I would only like to point out that Instagram or IG Stories is not the real world. Not everything is always as super easy as it seems.
And for those of you who are already in pole position ready to shoot and tell me that me complaining is ridiculous or whatever I would like to ask you to take a deep breath and think before you do so. Of course we have an amazing life, no doubt about that but I just wanted to show you that each and every single person out there is competing with their own little problems. Some are bigger, some are smaller….
The first 6 months of our marriage have been tough. ConstantlyK grew and went through the roof but Georg struggled every single week – and it breaks my heart seeing him like that. He keeps on fighting, he stays positive and even though he trains well he returns home with his backpack packed every single week knowing he won’t be playing with his team.
Sometimes i wake up during the night worrying not too much about on how we are earning money – i do have two jobs and this is not what’s bothering me. It is more like that i worry about him and how i can help and support him the right way.
I have been travelling non stop really and this is why after all the Fashionweeks in September i took a month „off“ to spend time with my husband. And this was the best time out i took in like forever. Time is precious especially in times like these.
If i would be in his position i would have probably lost it a million times haha but if it comes to elite sports you have to get yourself together and more importantly to get on with it and even more importantly to proof them wrong! Which is not always easy….. I can’t tell you how proud i am that he keeps on fighting week by week.
He doesn’t feel sorry for himself even though he has had a million reasons to do so. If you want to survive in this business there is no place for any self-pity whatsover. We both truly believe that one day he will get what he deserves. And there is this sentence i wrote down a couple of weeks ago while listening to podcasts:
A hard working person will ALWAYS overtake the talented person.
Of course i know time is limited especially in football however i do believe that everything is possible and no matter where your journey leads us – we are in this together and together we are unstoppable.
As we stand on the brink of the end of the year, many of us may find ourselves naturally looking back reminiscing on the year past. Looking back on the challenges that we have overcome since our wedding (and the ones we continue to push against) the new Armani campagne resonated strongly with me. I think it encapsulates us as a couple the best. #strongertogether is what really counts at the end of the day. Through this marriage I’ve realized that being stronger together doesn’t mean always having to be strong-that’s the amazing thing about a partnership. When one is weighed down by work or any one of life’s thousands of hardships, in a true partnership like ours you can lean on your person and get through it together. Hard times might be ahead of us but i know we are in this together and nobody can stop us.