The art of meeting new people

When I started grad school in the stunning city of Copenhagen back in 2002, I was still considerably young and certainly inexperienced in finding my place in a new environment. I came to Copenhagen as one of three German girls, who after receiving our bachelor’s degree in a marvelous little town called Flensburg (high up in the north of Germany just at the border to … Continue reading The art of meeting new people

Why I chose not to work and what I do instead

When the offer came on the table to join my husband on an international assignment to Chicago – this was in July 2018 while we were vacationing in a hut high up in the Alps and over dinner a slightly cryptic text came in from his boss – my immediate reaction was that of course that is what we will do. We would pack our … Continue reading Why I chose not to work and what I do instead

Arctic air in the city

Chicago experienced some of the coldest days in history last week and you could tell, that even for a city that is used to strong winters, a temperature of down to minus 50 degrees Celsius was completely unusual. And very unique to us as well. Most of Chicago’s public life came to a complete standstill. Trains stopped running, schools closed for a few days, and … Continue reading Arctic air in the city