This summer I refuse to be uncomfortable

My favourite season of the year is finally here. The sun is shinning, the days are long, and dressing is oh so very easy. Come June I always do a quick wardrobe refresh: hide away the coats and sacarfs that Germany had me wearing until late May, bring down the bikinis so I am ready…

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Staying sane during the shorter days

Ah daylight savings, my forever antagonist, the villain of my winters, the trigger of my seasonal depression. How’s that for some early morning drama? To say that I struggle with the shorter winter days is a bit of an understatement, to give you an idea of the amount of struggle we are talking about: I…

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Buying second hand items to make myself feel better about capitalism

This summer we have had to do without one of my favourite things about Munich: the flea markets. Having just moved to a new apartment, I would have loved being able to go furniture shopping somewhere other than Ikea. I did turn to Facebook marketplace, but it just doesn’t have the same charm, does it?…

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Currently Reading Vol.7

Oh reading, how much do I like being known as the “deep and intellectual girl that reads”, as all my favourite characters growing up were, yet I doubt I read enough for that to be the truth… This year particularly, with the pandemic allowing me to work from home instead of having a solid 1h…

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Putting pressure on myself to be productive, hitting myself with a door and crying

It’s day 12 of isolation. Day 12 since I started working from home. Day 12 of not meeting friends or family, of guilt-inducing runs, of looking at other human beings as carriers instead of people. But it’s been longer since I started checking the news obsessively, worrying for my friends and family in Madrid, it’s…

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January’s Gratitude Journal: Film and Yoga

The beginning of 2020 has been quite good to me. With some residual holiday joy, a steady (ish) at home yoga practice, time to reconnect with friends, and to do some self reflecting, I’d say January is turning out to be a lot better than I thought it’d be. So, to remind my self next…

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Setting goals for 2020

Another year has gone by, and contrary to my yearly tradition, this year I didn’t have the time between Christmas and New Year’s to really unwind and reflect about all the things 2019 taught me, and what I wish to accomplish in 2020. Everything was just too hectic, with family and friends to visit, so…

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