I’ve been living in Zurich for a little over a year now. Since I’m a big fan of reflection upon one’s own life, given this momentous occasion, I thought I’d share some of my favourite memories and experiences in my first year abroad. On my first night in Zurich, I remember getting into bed, turning […]Read More My first year abroad
Do you ever wonder why you’re here? What the purpose and meaning of life is? Whoa! Too deep, I haven’t even had my morning coffee yet! Alright, so I don’t even drink coffee, but I do ponder these philosophical questions every once in a while. The same internal answer always seems to appear: “Well, I […]Read More Synthesizing “happiness”
One of my goals this year is to learn how to meditate. Particularly, for the reason that I think I’ll really suck at it (and for all the physical and cognitive benefits, of course). Exhibition no. 1: I came home today after a full day out and tried to mediate. I set my alarm clock […]Read More I’m not meditating. I’m sitting.
There are moments in one’s life when one has to stop and ask – “what the heck am I doing here??”. These moments are especially poignant when you find yourself 4800 miles away from the familiar comforts of home, family, friends and your significant other. Inevitably, as the rules of culture shock dictate, the novelty effects […]Read More Wanderlust
In 2010, Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, did a TED talk on why there are so few women in C-level positions (e.g. CEO, CFO, etc). She begins with the statement that “women are not making it to the top of any profession, anywhere in the world.” Studies show that out of 190 heads of state, only […]Read More Why there are too few women leaders
Ironically, as I am writing this post, I really should be studying German. While I complained rather obnoxiously in the first week that class was going too slow, this week I am struggling to keep up with nouns (are they feminine, masculine or neutral??) and conjugating verbs. Even so, I hold desperately to the belief that […]Read More Motivating yourself
The idea of self-awareness has always been really interesting to me. Last week, I had a big decision to make – this decision determined where I (and my significant other) would be spending the next 4-5 years of our lives. Its a big deal, right?? Like a well-prepared researcher, I wrote a thorough and […]Read More Making big decisions