Month: August 2015

August 2015

This is my “to read” pile. Seriously. I love to read. I really do. Books, magazines, blogs, you name it. But sadly, since moving to NYC three weeks (where has this time gone?!) ago and taking on quite a few projects that I always feel slightly behind on, reading has been the thing that has dropped off my radar. It’s almost hilarious that the apartment I’m staying in has one of the most beautifully curated bookshelves I’ve ever seen. And now I have this monster stack of titles sitting on this coffee table thing at my feet while I write this post. Sigh. Anyways, in a throwback to my days in Bra when I read four books during my weeklong staycation, I wanted to tantalize you with the titles that I have waiting for me. I admit, I’m a booktease. 1. The Almost Nearly Perfect People. Recommended to me by a friend who spent a few weeks in Copenhagen. After being in Denmark and seeing lots of blond, smiling, long legged people on bicycles not weaving through traffic …

Finding a New Rhythm

This is where the magic happens, folks. Well, when I’m not running around. Throughout high school and college, I learned that there is a fine line for me between “busy but feeling challenged and fulfilled in a good way” and “busy like I just want to stop doing everything because I’m so overwhelmed.” (Note that I did not include grad school in that educational list because looking back, I can see that I will probably never (ok, maybe until I retire) have the amount of time that I had in Bra to just think, listen to podcasts, go for long walks, and read to my heart’s content. Oh man.) Anyways, this first working week in New York has been a bit…stressful. Not content to just do one office internship like a sane person, I signed on for a remote internship, some contract work, and contributing articles too. I’ve gone back and forth between thinking that I have taken on too much and that I just need to give myself more time to figure out when …

A New Adventure: Fall in NYC

I admit that I have a tendency to buy too many magazines. And notebooks. And books. So when I walked in my new digs for the next few months and came face to face with this crazy bookshelf, I knew it would be a good home for me. I apologize for the radio silence (no radios involved here, but I feel the analogy still works), my friends. Since that last supper/lunch at UNISG about a month ago, I have been boppin’ around quite a bit. Which I love. I do. But it’s also nice to sit on a comfy couch and put my feet up and drink some probiotic tonic and just relax. One highlight from the last few weeks of my life include romping around Croatia with my two best friends from college. I stated (rather forcefully) the first evening of our trip that I required boats, seafood, sunshine and white wine during our 9 days together. There was enough of that to go around and more. As we say in the land of Instagram, …