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Graduation Rituals

Graduation Rituals

Stepping into the new chapter in life is always challenging. Sometimes it’s planned and intentional, sometimes it’s unexpected and painful. Sometimes we fight against the change, we want the “old” back. Sometimes we grieve. Sometimes we just want to move forward and forget the “before”. Sometimes we transition over slowly, sometimes the change is immediate.…

Sunflowers and hot showers

Sunflowers and hot showers

About a month ago I was in Manila for work, and also had a weekend for sightseeing there. While it was a great, shocking, and eye-opening experience, in some ways it also reminded me of my own childhood. Our situation back then was not as bad as some places I saw in Manila, but still……

Expect the Unexpected

Expect the Unexpected

Being a mother of three children, running a business, having a husband who travels every other week, and trying to fit my own travel schedule into this lovely mess while having time for myself, too… is a HUGE challenge. If something, I’ve learned something, especially since I became a mother almost seventeen years ago: there’s never…

Hello Netherlands!

Hello Netherlands!

Warning – This is going to be a VERY personal post. If you know me, you know that I was born and living my whole life in Hungary (until now – see below). A country that is beautiful indeed, but has been having crazy challenges in the past years. As always, I try to avoid sharing any…

Making decisions…

Making decisions…

Sometimes everything starts with a decision. And sometimes something ends with a decision. Sometimes decisions are made to change something. And sometimes decisions are made to consciously avoind something. What really fascinates me is how people react to the decisions you make. Small or life-changing decisions, the reaction of other people can be very different. Some simply ignore…

300 Days

300 Days

It was March 4, 2020, when my almost empty flight from Copenhagen, Denmark landed in Budapest, Hungary. The pandemic already had been around us, and already had impacted my travel plans for the rest of March and April — but I had no idea the magnitude of its impact on our lives in the following…

Just a Cappuccino — Or More?…

Just a Cappuccino — Or More?…

I miss so many things these days. First and foremost, friends and family abroad. With these travel restrictions, I feel I am in a cage. A pleasant one, for sure, safe and sound, with family, and we have lots of joy together. It could be much worse, I know. I cannot complain… But still… I…

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