I quit my job because I could. I acknowledge the fact that I was and am in an economic position where I could make the decision to stop doing something that was making me unhappy. I know that I am privileged in this way. Perhaps one day I will no longer be, but I decided […]
I am 30 in two months. Growing up, I wanted three kids by 30. Even at 25, I thought I wanted at least one kid by 30. I am so glad this didn’t happen.
I don’t give a shit about my career. I tried it for a while, caring about having a career, but I’ve decided it’s not for me. Why are we told from such a young age that in order to be succeed at life, we should get married and build a career? First off, why do […]
Some white people I know tell me I am too preoccupied with race. What they don’t understand is that it is something I have to deal with every day. When people see me, I am sure the first thing they notice is my race. It is used as the first adjective to describe me. When […]
I’m currently training for a half marathon but the weather is terrible. Too windy for Tempelhof, meaning I probably can’t jog today. I can’t run in Hasenheide because every time I have ever run in there, I’ve been catcalled by drug dealers. They make comments like ‘oh, I wish I could work out with you’. […]
I never had a pet growing up. Unless you count a couple of goldfish that died because my uncle overfed them while we were away on holidays.
Holidays, holidays, man, sometimes I really hate holidays. Well ok, I really only hate holidays when I am about to take one. I don’t know why, but the thought of going away for a few days or weeks (or months) just makes me feel stressed. Having to clean the apartment, making sure everything (the cat, […]
Artur and I have always made an effort to reduce our plastic usage – whether it be saying no to plastic bags, not buying vegetables wrapped in plastic or never buying coffee in a takeaway cup. But I decided, let’s try and make more of an effort. For the next month, we have to attempt […]
Small talk – I really bloody hate it. Where are you from? How long have you been in Berlin? All these questions, I try and avoid asking them unless I really have to.