Day 200

I started trying to do this as one sentence and it was a disaster. In a timeline full of nostalgic posts, loving photos, long recaps of incredible memories and excitement for what’s to come… After a weekend of loving being on my own and feeling like I actually live in a place that actually gets…

Day 199

I considered running in the morning to justify bringing my sneakers but instead did not do that at all and went to go get coffee and go to work, hustled for a few hours, grabbed a very late lunch before my train, got an iced latte and chocolate croissant to properly eat my feelings, and…

Day 198

Breakfast at a hidden cafe in a beautiful garden, an entire exhibit about screensavers which, due to my introverted and somewhat nerdy/computer-driven childhood in the 90s, had me filled to the brim with nostalgia, coffee with a new friend, a cool Rotterdam-only design store, the very old canal neighborhood that looks the same as before…

Day 197

I did a bike tour of the city today which allowed me to check off a number of destinations I was hoping to check off including famous architecture and cool food halls, but I also just got to bike through the city in a small group which made me feel much more like a normal…

Day 196

I spent the day popping in and out of stores, getting caught in the rain and then enjoying the sun, getting work done, making my way to dinner and then slowly meandering my way back to my airbnb, absolutely adoring the fact that there was no one to force me to go out when I…

Day 195

I’m going to try to be here a full 24 hours before I make any drastic statements, but Rotterdam is the best place I’ve ever been and I want to stay here forever.

Day 194

I had coffee with a good friend who’s leaving Remote Year to do amazing things, I had cake to celebrate another delightful person’s birthday, and I remembered I was going to Rotterdam the next day so it was time to actually mentally and packing-wise prepare for that trip, about which I have very few expectations.

Day 193

I crashed a track event to learn about the history of Communism in the Czech Republic and I am so glad I did because it is fascinating, especially when you hear about how the city was designed/used to help/hinder certain actions or ideologies and I also got to find out why everyone here has a…

Day 192

Never have I ever worked so hard to see a full moon (it was fine.).

Day 191

I try to never take for granted the fact that I am doing something many, many people will never have the privilege to do, and enjoy as much of it as possible, but sometimes you have things that keep you from sleeping well, and from focusing well, and sometimes you just miss your people and…

Day 190

Spent the day hiking through sandstone rock formations with a dog named Luna and finished it all with an ice cream cone and then Thai food, and I feel like more Sundays should follow a similar tune, at home or abroad.

Day 189

I tried something new on Saturday, which I think I’m going to keep up every once in awhile. It may be one sentence or more, but I realized it’s kind of what I originally intended this blog to be – a way to remember the important stuff in the important moments. So… Remember this: being…