You might have noticed that this post's headline is a question – and a very thought provoking one, I would guess. In my impression, we often lose ourselves so much in our daily routine that we forget how important it is to get out of our own comfort zone every once in a while and… Continue reading When was the last time you did something for the first time?
Yes, I admit it: sometimes – during long train rides to Nuremberg all by myself – I tend to do things I am not proud of. A few weeks ago, for example, I watched "Magic Mike XXL" on the way home; a movie about a gang of strippers that features a lot of stupid dialogues… Continue reading Ignorance is bliss or: why stalking never leads to something good
I wrote my very first blog entry in August 2005. I was nineteen, the internet was still relatively new at that time and blog-tools, that one could use for free, were very rare. It was exciting. For every entry I wrote into my live journal I selected a specific song that was listed above the article itself… Continue reading Throwback Friday: Romance in a one-way street
Some things are really hard to justify: A third piece of chocolate cake on a single afternoon, staying in bed after having slept twelve hours already, skipping the gym in order to binge-watch the third season of "Love" on Netflix – and spending six hundred Euros on two nights in a hotel in a city… Continue reading The one time I was unreasonable or: Two nights at the Marina Bay Sands
Last Friday night I did something very unusual: I went Salsa dancing. After returning home from work I quickly changed clothes, picked up my fifteen-year-old dancing shoes (cream-colored with a heel hight of ten centimeters and slightly worn out) from the back of my closet, stuffed them into my handbag and – after having had… Continue reading Leadership skills or: lessons for life I learnt from Salsa dancing
Everybody loves Spaghetti This week I had dinner with some colleagues (mixed Gyoza, Sushi and half a piece of Gateau au chocolat at iimori Gyoza-Bar, in case you are wondering). One of those colleagues at the table was Dennis (this is not his real name, obviously). Dennis is very active when it comes to dating… Continue reading Minimum viable dates (and what to expect from them)
Every year around christmas there comes a day when I sit at home on my sofa, wrapped up in a blanket with a Marshmallow-hot-chocolate in my hand, and reflect on the past year. What my mind does in those moments is essentially something we do at work every second week: a retrospective. At work we… Continue reading 2017: A retrospective