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 […]

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Motivating yourself

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 […]

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Making big decisions

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 […]

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