Over a week ago I started my last week as a bachelor student. It’s finally the time to finish this and write my thesis. I can’t believe that I finished all of my exams and only have some courses left. It’s so weird thinking about the last six years especially about how far I’ve come. Honestly, never thought this time would actually come, but here it is.
I have a tough three and a half months ahead of me, but even though I might moan a lot about it, I’m ready for it.
A dream written down with a date becomes a goal.
A goal broken down into steps becomes a plan.
A plan backed by action becomes reality.
I have a to do list that is as long as my arm and I have to make so many decisions in the next few week, which kind of scares me a lot. But change is good sometimes, change sometime needs to happen. And I feel like this is one of those times where I need to move on.
My bachelor thesis is official registered and I have a due date. It is kind of super exciting to finally get into that phase of the work, but it also means I do have to work twice as hard as the last few months.
Are there any blog post regarding writing a bachelor thesis or papers you would like me to write? Let me know in the comments.
in today’s blog post I am sharing some of my favorite spots me and Miri discovered on our short weekend in Berlin.
We arrived on late afternoon on Friday, so we basically did not do anything that day. So we ordered some pizza, which was NOT great, sadly, and just went to a local super market to grab some things for the upcoming day. On Saturday we basically hit up everything we wanted to see. We walked SOOOOO much, I think I almost hit like 20000 steps or something. All I remember is that we were absolutely smashed that night. But it was worth it and I had so much fun.
We first went to the Holocaust Memorial, which I took photos off, but out of respect for everyone who was involved and affected by it will never share with the internet. It was quite emotional to see it and just to feel a part of history. I would highly recommend going there and just taking it all in.
We basically walked from there to the Brandenburg Gate, which is really impressive and cool to see our most known landmark in person. From there on we walked to the government district. I should mention that we didn’t actually went into anything since we did not really want to spent any money and some of the lines were really long. We then just had a quick look at the Reichstag building and the Bundestag.
We then took what felt like the longest walk ever from the Brandenburg gate to the Siegessäule and I just googled it that alone was a walk of almost 5 km. After that we took the bus and the trains to get to the Upper East Side area of Berlin.
We had some food and rested for a little while before we explored the Humboldt university, the opera and the Berlin Dome. The Berlin Dome was one of my highlights, it was definitely the most beautiful and impressive building and landmark I have seen in all of Berlin. It is so huge, you really feel small beside it. For height comparison you should check out my insta.
Last but not least we went to the East Side Gallery where parts of the Berlin wall are still standing. For more pictures you should definitely check out my Instagram.
Have you ever been to Berlin? What were your favorite sightseeing spots? Let me know in the comments, I would love to know.
in today’s blog post I am going to talk about how I afforded a three day weekend away in Berlin with a friend for under 200 euros.
Now the main key is definitely timing. As a college student you are much more free with your time and not necessarily bound to any of the major travel seasons (at least for us students here in Germany). So, it is definitely always cheaper to travel off season. Another important factor is to set yourself a price limit, we had a price limit of 150 Euros per Person and we stayed in it (excluded is food).
Now we scavenged the internet for any possible offer. We ultimately landed on a page that only offers short trips (kurzurlaub.de). And we found a four star hotel for 70 euros for 2 nights and breakfast for one person, which is an amazing deal. Now, here are my tips to find something similar:
Don’t just look at one page for offers, we ultimately looked at four different sites and even Facebook. You could also check out Google, tripadvisor and so on, and of course AirBnB is always an option.
Don’t be set on a travel date, in the long run it is much better to be flexible with your dates. The one thing that was important to us was that we would be gone for a weekend and not under the week. But most of the times some of the offers are even better for under the week so if you have the possibility to go under the week I would highly recommend doing so.
We traveled with the DB (train), which was at the time the cheapest offer for our time frame once we found a hotel. We could have flown, but even with the cheapest flights we would have had to pay for luggage and that would have been a lot more than what we ultimately paid for our train tickets (we spent about 75 euros for the round trip)
Our total for hotel and train tickets was about a 150 euros for each person and we spend about 50 euros each for food and other things on the trip itself. Our total was almost exactly 200 bucks, which for 3 days in a big city is amazing. Don’t you think?
What are your tips and tricks? Feel free to share them in the comments. I would love to know. Also, next week you get my holiday entry about Berlin, so stay tuned!
So, it’s been a while, huh? Now, I wanted to share my experience about my month off of social media with you. I decided at the end of December 2018 that I needed a little break from social media, just to focus on my work for College as well as to concentrate on my mental health.
Here’s what I did:
I rearranged all my apps into folders on my phone and shut down all notifications. The only noise my phone was making was when I got a phone call.
Rather than to completely shut of the notifications from WhatsApp and iMessage I let the messages pop up without making a sound, just so that if I were to pick up my phone I would see that somebody messaged me. I didn’t want to cut of contact to my friends, since I am not in school anymore so I rarely see everyone.
I also did not go on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Snapchat for an entire month. I did open Instagram once, but mainly because I’ve forgotten to turn of the notification count on it and got a message and it drove me insane not knowing what was going on. After that I turned that off, too.
Here’s what I learned:
Taking time off of social media is extremely hard and you need a lot of self-control. For the first few days I felt so much FOMO (fear of missing out) that I almost quit, but I kept telling myself: “Girl, it’s just pictures, it’s just some stupid news. You don’t have to see everything.” And that actually helped quite a lot.
I learned that I cherish a message a lot more when I actually take the time to properly read and answer and that I don’t need to answer right away. That the “sorry for answering so late”-feeling I got before, what just absolute garbage. I am not obliged to answer my messages with a certain time frame, I am not obliged to answer them at all. I answer, because I want to.
A lot of social media is fake. A lot of news are fake. A lot of what is shared is absolute nonsense.
I miss sharing moments with friends who cannot be there.
I like being connected to the world.
Being “offline” is the best way to re-center yourself and get a fresh perspective on things.
Sometimes a little deflection isn’t the worst, but not always necessary.
Put your phone down, when you want to go to sleep.
Have you ever gone a month offline? Tell me in the comments, I would love to know what your experiences were.
I’ve been a little MIA since the beginning of this year and there have been many reasons why. First, I took some time away from social media the entire January and it was such a good experience. Then I just got way too busy with work and College stuff that I just did not have any time to create content for you guys. I would love to say that I am back with two entries a week but I think I cannot promise that, since I will be starting my last semester of my bachelor degree in April and simultaneously will start to work on my bachelor thesis. I am going to try to put up one entry per week, I think that will be do-able, but if not, please bear with me.
Now some things have changed since the last time we spoke to each other: I changed my hair. I was just not having as much fun with my long hair as I used to have, it just got to a length, where it did not look good unless I styled it, and that, for most days, took way to long. So one evening I cut it off, after going a little lighter in color. What do you think?
I am currently writing my last paper for my bachelor’s degree and am preparing to register my bachelor thesis, so a lot of reading has been happening for me. I cannot believe that I am actually almost finished, it feels so surreal. Would you like me to write a blog post about how I am feeling and how I am coping with things? Maybe even a little post about my future plans? What you think? Let me know.
What is there to be expected the next few weeks? Well, I have been on a short weekend away to Berlin with my best friend, so I will write a couple of entries about how we planned it, how we saw everything we wanted in one day and a little photo entry, maybe. I am also planning for a few college related contents, but if you have any suggestions or wishes, just let me know and I see what I can do.
Oh, and I have a new make-up routine, which I will share with you soon. And of course, I will write about my experience with a month off of social media. It will probably be my next entry.
I hope you all had a lovely start into 2019 and I cannot wait to get back to writing for you guys.
Last day of 2018: Can you believe it? And what a year it has been.
2018 changed a lot for me, I changed a lot. I grew immensely with each challenge I have tackled this year and I have managed to find a new way of living a much happier lifestyle. Each struggle made me stronger and each new chapter enriched my life so much.
I am also thankful for all the people in my life. My best friends, who I consider family, are always there for me and lift me up. They are right beside me through the good and the bed. And my family, my heart, who endlessly support me in everything that I do. I have so many wonderful people in my life and I couldn’t be more grateful for that.
A lot has happened this year, I wrote a lot of papers for College this year – and I mean A LOT. But I also found out that I am actually pretty good at writing. I also found a job which has me filled with so much joy and excitement, because I am constantly learning new things and get to experience a lot of things I wouldn’t have before. I also met some of the nicest colleagues and boss you could ever ask for. And I am super excited for all the things that will come up next. I also spend a lot of time on myself, eating healthier, exercising, making better choices. All of which lead to a much, much happier me.
Now I am not the biggest believer in New Year’s resolutions, so instead I always set myself goals that I want for the next few years that I can achieve and which I truly want to do. I won’t share my 2019 goals with you, those are my personal ones. But I am sharing with you something I will do for myself starting with January 1st. Social Media is a big part of my life, so is this blog and for that matter my phone. But I don’t want my life on these platforms. I want a life in real life. So in order to see if I have forgot how to actually life I will take some time away from Social Media and my phone.
I decided to mute all my notifications, put all my apps except the ones I actually need for my lifestyle (like phone, calendar, mail and to a certain degree messages) into a folder and don’t touch them. First I was going to set myself a time frame, but I think I just have to see how long I can live with the FOMO. It’s going to be hard not to see what everybody is up to or answer all messages right that second. But I believe for myself, especially for my mental health, this will be good. This also means taking a break from my blog, I will probably still write some pieces, or write down ideas, but I won’t publish anything. At least for the entire January. This also gives me much more extra time in January since I have a million to-do’s for College and I want to focus my attention on these things. I obviously will write about my experience, but I don’t know when this will be. I don’t want to put any pressure on me, I just want to see, how I change and how my lifestyle is changing.
Would you do it with me? Like and share this entry and participate in your own way. And get back to me with your experience when you’re ready.
Guys, thank you for an amazing year for my blog and I wish you all a happy New Year, may all your dreams and wishes will come true!