Posts tagged usa
Christmas Cheer (Under Palm Trees)

This is my third Christmas in the U.S. (crazy, but true) and each year, I have managed to get in the Christmas spirit a little more. I used to struggle because it’s, first off, not really cold here and, secondly, I am surrounded by palm trees. It just isn’t my ideal, romantic vision of Christmas. But you know what? I have learned that you can create the holiday spirit for yourself, no matter where you are. 

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Two Years Stateside: 6 Things That Changed & That I Do Now

Last Saturday marked my two-year anniversary here in San Diego. Mind-boggling. At this point I am more leaning toward “Wow, it’s only been two years; so much has happened in such a short period of time.” I have gone through a real transformation, mostly internal, and I wanted to reflect a little more upon what exactly has changed for me, or rather how I have changed, in the past two years. 

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Grocery Shopping Stateside 

Quite a few things are different here in the US, as opposed to Germany - a lot of them to the better, in my opinion. It’s the land of opportunity and this certainly applies to grocery stores and the shopping experience. Haha. Sometimes, it’s, even after almost 2 years, a little overwhelming for me when I am heading to a big store to actually, well, just get a few things.

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Touchdown in San Francisco: Giving Back & Roaming Around

A little overnight getaway is always something that keeps me going - brightens my mood in anticipation of a quick change, if only for a night. I love that. And I have always been one to plan short trips to other cities, one or two days, when I was in college specifically. Limited time, not a fortune on the bank account, yet always a reason to see something new and expand my horizons.

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