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Defining My New Year

You know she played the fiddle in an Irish band/But she fell in love with an English man What a busy holiday season! A brief update: I finished my 5th semester of school and only have one more left, flew home for 12 days to enjoy Christmas with my family and friends in the States, and then flew back through Brussels to spend New Year’s with my housemates. Since last time I’ve written, I was let go/quit/contract expired from my hotel job, and now have a new hotel that I’ll be trying out these next few weeks, as well as…

We run this town

All the way back in April, Emma and I were networking with our fellow UC competitors from UCSRN and brainstorming about putting together an inter-UC race. A few months later Emma made friends with a running group based in Amsterdam called the Running Junkies, and we thought they’d be a nice addition to our event.…

Suits, sidewalks, & suffostication

“How’s Geneva omg is it as pretentious as it always kinda sounds?”–Marrit On the bus ride to class, I went from one end of the city to the other, and was shocked by all of the men in suits. Since when do you wear a suit in public transportation, everyday to work? Since you live…

Freedom in four dimensions

“I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward”–Charlotte Brontë Last night at 22:26, I FaceTimed Sem because I had a story to tell her. After about 2 mins, I realized that I no longer have academic responsibilities, and asked if she wanted to hang out. Why not? I’m officially on…

The moment is mine, believe me

“Oh, it’s delightful to have ambitions. I’m so glad I have such a lot. And there never seems to be any end to them– that’s the best of it. Just as soon as you attain to one ambition you see another one glittering higher up still. It does make life so interesting.” -Anne of Green Gables Approximately 23 mins ago, I was folding laundry, dancing in my pjs, and scream-shouting along to Hannah Montana, her first CD that came out in 2006. I was 8 when the very first episode was released on Disney Channel, and was super excited. I had seen the previews…