Atomically Fired Up

I have read the reviews, listened to people’s opinions… and when all is said and done – I am a huge Atomic Blonde fan. The gore is dramatic, the fight scenes over-the-top, and the cater-lesbian scenes are ridiculous – but it just goes to show you just how entrancing a soundtrack can be. Because I…

The Most Normal Week (aka Best One Yet)

At first, I didn’t expect last week to live up to anything special. Nothing particularly stuck out, or at least in its totality, it was like any normal work week. But as I’m looking back now, I actually had a lovely couple of incidents. Who would have believed it (Hint: Not me) – that I…

Appreciating the Little Things

I’ve been having trouble writing recently. Actually, I’ve been having trouble getting my thoughts into any kind of sensible order. I’m at once so incredibly excited to move and start work, and that’s made me realise just how much I appreciate the little things here. Instead of looking ahead, trying to think about finishing school,…

Cha-Cha-Cha-Changes

Even though some parts of life feel utterly normal, like writing final papers and presentations – other parts couldn’t feel more different. Somehow it’s already May the ninth. In other words, I have maybe two and a half weeks before I relocate to the Netherlands and I feel a little off my game. Berlin is…

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…

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…

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,…

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…