Before 2020, I used to openly proclaim that remote work was not for me. I thought that I would be unproductive and would have trouble motivating myself. 1 year and 6 months later, I have to revise my stance.
What personal challenges did you overcome through work?
When I was a teenager, I used to be terrified of making phone calls. I would have to prepare every word that I was going to say before hand and was anxious way ahead of time. Heart racing, hot flashes, ... the whole shabang.
What stuck with you on 9/11?
I remember the newscasters trying to explain the unfolding situation, but it all seemed surreal. The concept of terrorists or a terrorist attack were so foreign to me, let alone on that scale.
“Letter from a Birmingham Jail” by Martin Luther King Jr.
Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States. And as far as we have come, we still have a long way to go to reach true equality for everyone.
Collaboration: Bloggers with a view
Stuck in a tighter radius then usual? Getting tired of your daily view. Then check out this cute collaboration video that The French Chronicles put together. You will also see my living room window view from my Brooklyn apartment 😉
Thoughts: And I held my breath
How did get this far? How did the conspiracy theories and lies take the upper hand and get people who claim to be patriots and love this country decide to attack it's democratic foundation? Things should never have gotten this far.
Life in a pandemic #5: Fatigue comes in waves
I can't lie. This week, I am feeling the grind. And I know that I am not the only one. No matter who I talk to, everyone is feeling some form of corona fatigue. Paired with winter fatigue, it can feel like a inexplicable weight.
Food adventures: Sushi Lô (Hamburg, Germany)
If you happen to be in Hamburg and are looking for good sushi, I would recommend Sushi Lô in Rotherbaum near U Hallerstraße.
Food adventures: KENKA (Manhattan, NY)
This is not necessarily a family friendly restaurant. But the food made more than up for it.
Happy New Year!
I wish you that the upcoming year brings you all the best of life.
Through other’s eyes: I have faith
Through reflecting on and questioning my believes and values, I figured out a couple of years ago that even though I am not religious or affiliated with any church, I believe and enjoy spirituality. This is most noticeable whenever I enter a place of worship, not matter what dominion.
Christmas past 2019: Family in town
In December, my parents, my baby sister, my younger brother and his girlfriend decided to join us in New York for the holidays. It honestly meant a lot to have them in our new home town and have the people that mean so much to me get to spend time together.