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

With a new passion comes a new challenge

I do not quite remember how ‘learn to play an instrument’ made it to my list of new things I wanted to try out while living in Chicago. It got there along with a few other items I had never been exposed to and which because of that, sparked my interest. I also put down ‘learn how to knit’, but my husband clearly articulated his … Continue reading With a new passion comes a new challenge

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

My top 10 bizarre observations

One of the most exciting and equally challenging aspects of relocating to another country, is realizing that quite a few things are tremendously different from what we are used to. Here is my top 10 of funny, bizarre and in some cases irritating little differences which I have come across so far: 1) SMS – still remember what that is? Well, I did not, but … Continue reading My top 10 bizarre observations