About me

Bastian from the blog "Life with PEG" (purple background and logo)

If you are as curious as I am (although this is an occupational disease of mine – more on that in a moment ;-), then you are probably wondering: Who is behind this blog?

I would like to answer this question here. My name is Bastian. I am an entrepreneur and journalist. I am from Germany but (at least temporarily) live and work in Mallorca, too. But that’s another story. Maybe even for a separate blog? Let’s see …

My life situation

Due to a progressive muscle weakness (for those who want to know exactly: Spinal Muscular Atrophy type II), various aids are part of my everyday life. Among other things, a power wheelchair and a PEG feeding tube. In this post, you will find out exactly how this is connected. In addition, I have a team of assistants at my side who support me around the clock in living my life in a self-determined way. They virtually replace my arms and legs, which I can hardly use because of the muscle weakness.

School and afterwards

Even before my A-levels, I realised that I would never become a bodyguard, but that I had a talent for words and storytelling. That’s why I started working as a freelance journalist and video producer after school. Before that, unfortunately, all attempts to get an apprenticeship or university place had failed due to my special life circumstances. But these circumstances taught me early on that there is always a way. If necessary, you have to create it yourself. So, among other things, I completed a correspondence course in film production, which unfortunately was not recognised by the state because it was offered at a private school. Over time, I delivered texts and videos for more and more clients throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Another course of study

After a few years, however, this was no longer enough and I needed a new challenge. So I tackled the subject of face-to-face studies again. This time it worked out and I studied media and communication sciences. With all the classic elements that go with it. Lectures in the lecture hall, parties in the clubs on campus and living in a student hall of residence.

Occupational disease and entrepreneurial virus

I continued my freelance work alongside my studies. On the one hand, all the fun stuff had to be paid for, after all. On the other hand, the occupational disease had hit me too hard. Journalists are not curious, but they always want to know everything. At some point, it was time to take the next step in terms of work and I merged my studies and my job again. At the end of my studies, I founded my first (media) company. Since then, I’ve also been infected with the entrepreneurial virus and have a few exciting projects lined up for the next few years. One of them is this blog, Life with PEG.

If you want to know more about the background, you can find it in the article “About this blog“. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me. Otherwise, I am happy that you are reading my blog and I hope you will find one or two exciting posts that will help you personally.