September 22, 2014

New beginnings

I can't find the words to describe how quick summer flew by. I barely remember enjoying my vacations, maybe because of the fact that I had almost none (maybe two weeks), but then I'm so happy that I worked during the summer break and I'm already finishing up two subjects before the beginning of class. As October slowly approaches and the leaves turn yellow and make a carpet out of roads, I can't help thinking about the things I want to accomplish this semester.

When it comes to projects and lists, I'm on top of it all: there's nothing I love more than planning and setting out goals. Be it books to read or activities to fulfill or restaurants to try out, I list them all in my beloved Ikea notepad and revise them from time to time to remember where I'm going and how I'm to get there.

Leave old habits
I want to stop doing the things that I know are wrong for my body and for my mind. Right know I'm going through a phase in which I'm discovering who I am and what I like, and it's all in vain if I do not take action. And I've taken some steps since I drew out a list a couple of weeks ago. For example, I no longer have the Facebook application in my cellphone to avoid being attached to it anymore. And I love not having the need to check my phone every ten minutes! Instead I focus on my inbox: I love reading everything from Brain Pickings.

Enforce the current habits
One thing I love about the Early Bird Course is that I've developed a daily learning habit, and I no longer feel frustrated or stressed out if I'm staying in campus until 17:00 because I do enjoy what I'm doing and I see the importance in it, and this is something I want to carry with me this semester. Another one of the most important aspects is organization: not only spacial organization but also time management. So far I'm able to keep track of everything I do and even squeeze half a dozen errands in one day. Like the meme, "If I could keep doing the same this semester, that'd be great"

Try new things
Ever since I moved to Berlin I've seem my activity spectrum broaden so much. The capital has unlimited possibilities to offer, I want to try them all! Some of the things I want to try out are sailing, falconry, hiking and ping-pong to name a few. I don't know if I can do them all with my university schedule + working on the weekends, but I do hope to at least give them a try! One thing that's non-negotiable is my will to train more. Recently, and persuaded by my roomie, I tried running and I love it. I hope I have the same kind of reaction with my upcoming little projects.

What do you still want to accomplish before this year is over?

September 20, 2014


I might be the most disorganized and catastrophic person on earth, and heaven knows how much I've tried. But I seem to be selectively forgetful of the things that I really do need to remember! I leave doors open, I forget what I wanted to do as soon as I step on the room I waas going to, and most of all I consciously evade picking up the mess after I'm done going through my stuff, or my fridge, or the living room. I've put myself the task of really taking my time to be organized.

I recently added the 2x2 Kallax to my room to finally make more space on my work table and it has been such a life saver! Specially because I get to put all my binders away, which were clouding up my space. I still have to brainstorm how to decorate the upper part, where I only have photos of my family and friends. All ideas are welcome!

See how I draw little boxes next to the things I need to accomplish? There's nothing better than the feeling of crossing something out or putting a check next to it, so I used this as a motivation to get everything done! I have a long night ahead of me!

How do you organize yourself?

September 9, 2014

Tell your truth

Everybody needs to hear this. From little kids discovering who they are, to adults that think that they've got the world figured out. This guy gives you a life lesson under five minutes. Enjoy

September 4, 2014

Alles ist besser in der Bergstra├če

My cousin Dan and I were over at my mother's over the weekend, and we got to pass through the Museumsuferfest in Frankfurt for a couple of hours before coming back to B Town.