Category Archives: life

there is a nice eastern european lady cleaning my apartment

While i hide in my bedroom and cringe at how truly she must be discovering I do not know how to clean like an adult. And pretend my house is usually sooo much cleaner, and not full of boxes. Still … Continue reading

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Negotiating is tough.

New jobs are exciting. New people, new routines, new places. New skills, new challenges, new adventures. Negotiating contracts on the other hand is not exciting. It makes my skin itch and my stomach sweat. I asked for more money, and … Continue reading

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Ants in my pants and crazy in my brain

So, I lost two weeks pay over a weird paperwork snaffu with my last company because I sprained my ankle. And, well, my ankle still looks like someone used it for a pinata. And, the new job offered me less … Continue reading

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Got a new job, don’t have to have ankle surgery….

This week is looking up! I will be moving into medical communications, away from any kind of technical in the lab type responsibilities, and I will be working much closer to Zurich. Good news! Salary is a bit less than … Continue reading

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Sprained/torn ligaments ankle…

missed a curb… fucking hell… doctors put me in a cast for six weeks which sounds like an insane way to recover from a sprained ankle.   Anyone, anyone?

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A visceral, physical joy

This is going to seem cheesy, or, well, overblown, but I was really missing my Adventure Journal.  I switched to a new mac and somehow didn’t manage to bring all my bookmarks along with me, also switching from Firefox to … Continue reading

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Things, goals, ideas all have an expiration date.

Some are just sooner than others.   ‘To truly cherish the things that are important to you, you must first discard those things that have outlived their purpose. To throw away what you no longer need is neither wasteful nor shameful‘. … Continue reading

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Effort not ability.

”Effort is one of the things that gives meaning to life. Effort means that you care about something, that something is important to you and you are willing to work for it. It would be an impoverished existence if you … Continue reading

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Burnt out post PhD

I think I am a cliche. A burn out post PhD Millennial disenchanted with her new big girl job in a city 350 km away from her life and friends and boyfriend. Now I have to figure out how to … Continue reading

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First run since September!

In September I ran my first half marathon. I was untrained, unprepared and pretty miserable the entire way. I finished though, with a non-horrendous time of 2:37. I also wasn’t injured. But apparently, I have asthma. I knew I had … Continue reading

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