What Happens When You Take a Blogging Break

Every time I take a minute break from blogging: it seems like my life explodes into a thousand different colours and future opportunities. Surely it has been longer than one week since I last blogged. And yet… here we are and I can hardly believe it myself. I have accepted an offer to intern at…

Hibernation Sensation

Although I have been making a conscious effort to not complain about my busy schedule, I’m going to have to make an exception in this post. This week (as I’m sure you gathered by the ominous silence on Sunday and Tuesday) I’m taking a little hiatus. Instead of writing book posts and recipe reviews, I’m…

Someone Remind Me to Focus

Someone ought to remind me to focus on schoolwork, but if I’m being perfectly honest – I feel like I’ve caught some of kind distraction bug. Granted, school has been somewhat busy. Let’s not forget: I’ve been sick. Excuses abound to no end. But it feels nice to take somewhat of a break. I start…

Mid-Semester Sunshine

Believe it or not, it’s finally hit the 50s in Berlin – and I could not be happier (granted this has little to do with the weather and more to do with finally getting over my week of sickness *cough* I mean rest). There’s no other way to put it – last week was rough….

Realigning to Positivity

I was reading a blog post the other day about how you serve no one when you focus on the negativity in life (even if your version of negativity is just talking about how busy you are). It sort of got me to pause. Much as I hate to admit it, I do that all…

Add just a little sunshine

Magically whip up some blue sky, add in deviously sunny afternoons and you’ve got yourself Berlin in March. It’s not exactly what could be described as springtime, but as long as you wear something mildly warm: it suffices. The bits of sunshine make graduate school and nonstop life just a teensy bit better. Even now,…

Made glorious spring by this sun of schooling

For at least one Berliner, spring has officially arrived. It isn’t March 21st, but who’s arguing about semantics when it’s finally warm enough to ditch the winter jacket and move to my lighter (and much less bulky jacket). Apparently school has also decided that it’s late spring, because I already have a midterm this Wednesday,…

For Lack of Cooking…

For a lack of cooking and time this week, I can only offer a picture of some delicious take-out food that inspired me to eat in more often. What are you looking at, you might ask? A side of hummus, salad and pita bread to start. For the main course, I ordered a “Viva Bowl”…

Black Tea with Milk or… Coffee

When things get stressful, I want to sit down with a cup of tea. The slow mornings that sometimes turn into long sips of coffee and peanut butter toast are beginning to accomplish the same thing. Granted, I haven’t had many of these morning as of late. In a way, the ambition that I love…

To do it all or to not- That is the question

Lately I’ve been asking myself the question: can I handle doing it all? I started official “Cultural Diplomacy” coursework this week, and along with taking Barre classes, teaching yoga and keeping up with online coursework – it’s a lot more than I thought. I’ve found myself running on not enough sleep. I’m always on the…

February: i.e. death by frozen fingers

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…

New Years Start.. a teensy bit late

In the days after New Years, the gym is packed. Everyone is determined to complete their New Years resolutions: to be more active, more mindful and actually run a 5K. Usually I am one of those people in the gym, slightly irritated by the influx of new people always using the exact machine that I…