My first speech at Toastmasters

Do you enjoy watching Ted Talks? I am often amazed how natural it is for some people to step on stage and deliver speeches that capture everyone’s attention as well as leave their audience inspired and impressed. When I found myself stumbling across another one of those fascinating Ted Talks on Social Media a couple of months back, I peeked into the comment section out of curiosity for the subject.

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Home sweet Home

Long time no read, I know. This happens when life gets in the way. You plan a hundred times to do something, like posting a new update on your blog, but then you find yourself being caught up in a million other things as the weeks are passing by. As soon as a few people start reaching out to you to check if you are still alive, you suddenly realize how much time has gone by.

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10 signs that I am adjusting to the US lifestyle

Wow, it has already been over 4 months that I have now been calling Chicago my new home. I am not a stranger in the city anymore, feeling more and more comfortable in my new surroundings. Along with my acclimatization come a few things that may have seemed or felt odd a few months ago, but now slowly become second nature for me. Interestingly enough, this stuff happens automatically, if I like it or not. Here are 10 signs that tell me I am starting to adjust to the US lifestyle:

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My key take-aways from the 2019 National Achievers Congress

I took the opportunity today to experience some of America’s greatest speakers and thought leaders live on stage at the National Achievers Congress in Chicago’s United Center (home to both the Chicago Bulls – Basketball – and the Chicago Blackhawks – Hockey). Under the framework of what it takes to be successful in life, Kevin O’Leary, Dean Graziosi, Tony Robbins and a few others shared … Continue reading My key take-aways from the 2019 National Achievers Congress

Happy Easter!

I would like to wish you a very happy Easter, or just a nice weekend, in case Easter is not for you. Enjoy some great food, sunny weather, pleasant company of family and friends and maybe a little bit of time for just yourself. I will do the same … started today with some peppermint tea and warm apple tart at The Allies in Chicago … Continue reading Happy Easter!

How I eventually crossed a finish line

Would you consider yourself a passionate runner and just reading this question makes you want to lace up your running shoes? Or do you run every once in a little while, but only when time and energy permits (which happens in very rare cases, as we all know)? Have you thought about starting to run, but unfortunately lack the proper running gear? Or do you … Continue reading How I eventually crossed a finish line

The pros and cons of living in downtown Chicago

Making the big move to a cosmopolitan city like Chicago is super exciting and something you do not fully understand until you do it. When we decided that we wanted to live downtown as opposed to further away from the city center, we had a certain set of ideas of how our life would be like. And of course, all our ideas were 100% positive. … Continue reading The pros and cons of living in downtown Chicago

I am soooo excited

Do you remember the last time you went through an experience so stimulating and eye-opening, you could not find words enough to convey your excitement? And I mean true enthusiasm, almost to the extent where you feel you have notably been missing out by not experiencing it any sooner in your life.    I had an experience just like that, but before you are getting … Continue reading I am soooo excited