Breaking down imaginary walls

Lately I’ve been feeling stuck. Stuck in a situation that I (still) haven’t figured out how to deal with. I don’t appreciate being stuck… my life goals are set and I have things that have to be accomplished according to a very tight imaginary schedule. It is so disturbing that, even though it’s past my bedtime I’m laying here in bed writing this with what … Continuer de lire Breaking down imaginary walls

Waste, our common evil

When I was a kid, one week of my school year was dedicated to outdoor activities, the “week without walls” it was called. Besides representing some of my best middle and high school memories, there was one idea that got stuck in my head, the idea of “leaving no trace”. Just to be clear, I’m all about duly deserved recognition for our actions, I’m not … Continuer de lire Waste, our common evil

You acknowledge my existence… therefore I exist?

I was recently told that I had a strong need for recognition. At first this made perfect sense, but the more I think of it (yes, this is me and my natural tendency to overthink) the less I understand what it actually means (if you’re looking for answers, don’t bother to read on). If the idea got stuck in my head in the first place … Continuer de lire You acknowledge my existence… therefore I exist?

Hello World, this is me!

In a world where we are virtually more and more connected, I find it sometimes curious that people still feel the need to identify themselves according to certain movements, to certain trends. It’s like being in the same place, at the same time as other human beings is just not enough. Everyone still wants to « fit in », to meet certain socio-economic and cultural standards. To … Continuer de lire Hello World, this is me!

The ultimate breakfast experience

A friend of mine once told me that breakfasts at my place were “legendary”. I’m not one to brag (or maybe I am), but this actually might be true. You see, breakfasts at my place are not just about “breaking the fast” imposed on us by a good night’s sleep, it’s a wholesome experience. I love to cook, I always have… for as long as … Continuer de lire The ultimate breakfast experience

The day I broke up with my job

Hello, my name is Danae and I’m a workaholic. Nothing makes me happier than a completed task, a project nicely finished, a crispy clean PowerPoint presentation, a perfectly crossed-out to-do list… a job well done. I cant help it, it’s simply who I am, who I have always been and, probably, who I will always be. When I was a teenager I even remember thinking … Continuer de lire The day I broke up with my job

In 2017, what does it mean to be a citizen?

2017 has been an electoral year. Electoral years have come and gone in my adult life and not once have I been able to vote. It’s not that I don’t want to do it, it’s that my “status” does not allow me to. I chose to leave my country the day I became an adult and for the past 10 years I have been living … Continuer de lire In 2017, what does it mean to be a citizen?