This winter has felt like an eternity. Sitting, waiting and twiddling my thumbs in anticipation of school, trying not to turn my apartment into a furnace – it’s all part of living here. Don’t get me wrong, I love it. I may die from a case of severely frozen external limbs (thanks Berlin) because despite the under freezing temperatures, I still need to swipe to my next Kindle page – but… that’s fine. We all have to make sacrifices to finish our books, and if I just gave my fingers in sacrifice for an awesome week: human sacrifice works.
Honestly, this week has been utterly fantastic. Yes, it’s been ungodly cold but I’ve never been happier. Hello inner-Sadist, it’s me! I started my Masters classes this week at the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, and my full nerd has reemerged. I love school. I love sitting in classrooms and meeting new people from all over the world. It’s the most magical experience being able to talk about things that actually interest me (i.e. cultural diplomacy) and be surrounded by incredibly intelligent fellow students. I’m still giddy, in case you can’t tell.
I’m still teaching my yoga classes at Kiron, but in the meantime I’ve found myself an incredible studio called BECYCLE. What’s funny is that I saw this studio under construction last spring, discounted it and moved on. I signed up for the mailing list and when they had a ‘2 classes for 23 euros deal’ I was sold. I’ve taken three classes as of now and I adore it! The studio offers cycling, yoga (power, boxing (yes boxing yoga), and other types), high intensity interval training and barre classes. I didn’t realise how much I missed that kind of intense perhaps American-style courses until suddenly I did. I love Barre. I am confused by and yet very intrigued by Boxing Yoga. Right now, I’m in the 6 Week Challenge, so fingers crossed I can attend 22 classes that quickly!
In other exciting news, in a couple weeks my first post on Bad Yogi will publish! You’ve heard me talk about Erin Motz before, and I have to say that once I found her blog – I immediately wanted to contribute. I love the overarching theme of: being a yogi doesn’t necessarily mean you’re all namaste all the time. I’m hoping to become a pretty regular contributor, so I’ll link my posts from here as they go up. But yes! Exciting news! Completely unrelated but also exciting news is that I’m starting the dreaded apartment search. I’ll be moving out of my flat at the end of March, so I decided to get a head start (as hunting for apartments is actually hellish here) and… and well I’m still looking. The web development course is still on its difficulty rating of 5.0/5.0 and if you happen to know when/how my MBA courses in Entrepreneurship work into my schedule, let me know – because I’m at a loss.
Life is beyond busy and I couldn’t be happier.