Last week was super busy for me. It was the first real week of teaching and I got the full load of classes, admin work and students.
Additionally, we had parent’s meetings. Three days in a row I spent about twelve hours straight in school, preparing, introducing myself, answering questions… Continue reading “When the Sky Surprises You”
In July I was in London for the second time. Even though I was there for a conference it felt very much like a short vacation. Often it doesn’t take much to feel relaxed if we know how to grant our souls some rest. Continue reading “A Little Treat for Yourself”
I found this beauty in an old mansion house in the English countryside.
Whenever I visit old castles or houses I always enjoy the library most. Until now, I’ve only lived in small student apartments where space was rare. But these people, they had an entire room just for books and reading! Continue reading “A Room to Escape”
I’ve lived in my city for seven years now.
As I’m about to move again I suddenly become aware of everything I haven’t seen and done. There are still so many things I could do, places I could visit…it sometimes feels overwhelming. There are streets I have walked so many times, places I’ve passed by on a daily basis – and yet you need the right mindset to see its real beauty.
This bike is parked in front of a coffeeshop I visit quite often to restock my coffee supply. It’s a well traveled street and I take it often to get from one part of the city to the other. My city is rather small and full of old narrow streets, there are not that many ways to choose from.
Yet, only a few weeks ago I stumbled across this bike.
Coffee and flowers.
What a great combination.
At that moment I had to smile at my own busyness that so often chases me through the city and makes me miss out on so many beautiful things by the wayside.
So this bike served as a good reminder to stop and rest once in a while.
Plant flowers, plant beauty.
Enjoy some coffee, inhale some fresh smells.
Take a break. Slow down. Discover.
Welcome to Day 3 of 31 Days of Mundane Narratives! For the month of October I will be a storyteller. Together with a few friends we will browse the forgotten photos in our galleries and tell the stories that are so often lost in busyness.
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It came out of nowhere.
On my way home from school I was surprised by a rainshower. Within seconds the summer sky turned gray and the heavens opened up.
It poured and, of course, I had no umbrealla with me.
So I was soaked. Continue reading “Get Your Feet Wet”
When I lived in the US, I spent incredible amounts of time in coffeeshops.
It was the place to be when you had to study, read for class, write a paper or just catch up with a friend. Continue reading “Coffeeshop Reflections”