Where the wild things are

My host country seems to define success as a work/life balance. They don’t see working constantly as successful. They see that as too much. My one coworker’s husband owns a store just down the block and she told me to never open my own company. She told me he works constantly and she has to…

Work Success

The last week in country is here and I have learned so much about how the Spainsh people live! Each day there was an experience to be had and lesson to be learned. The question posed is an interesting one. I believe it is hard to say how the Spanish define success in a professional…

A Sunny Day for Bray

Once again, the weather was absolutely amazing throughout the week. I ended up heading down to Bray and enjoyed sitting by the shore. It was neat to see the land covered in small rocks rather than sand. The sea itself was a lovely blue and because there were not many large waves, the shore was…

Week 9 – Goodbye

So much has happened in the last 9 weeks that it’s hard to believe this whole experience really was such short of a time. Although it at the same time feels like my time in Berlin has gone by fast, having had the opportunity to meet so many people, experience so many new places and…

A Real Accomplishment

Well, there are only two weeks left and one weekend left to see/do something I have yet to experience here in Dublin/Ireland. These past six weeks have honestly flown by and they are not slowing down, as Monday is pretty much already over as I am typing this. To recap this past week, I decided…

Closure

As I write this I am getting ready to leave Berlin in the morning. It’s a bittersweet ending. On one hand I am excited to go and see my family and friends at school and look forward to fall semester, on the other hand I believe that this experience has been life changing in many…

Éxito en España

It’s hard to believe that I just had my final weekend in Europe and that I only have one week left in Madrid.  I spent my final weekend in Amsterdam with some friends from Pitt who are doing the Dublin IIP. I think it is so cool that I have a bunch of friends in…

Last Day in Berlin!

Here it is, final Monday here in Berlin. It is truly a whirlwind of emotions: excited to return home and see family and friends, while feeling deeply saddened to leave this new home I’ve come to love and cherish in the past months. I’ve always found it quite astonishing how quickly a place can start…

Week 9- Professional Development

I am now back in the United States and it is very bittersweet. Staying in Berlin for two months has had a profound effect on me. This was my first experience where I was leaving completely independently and I was doing it in a foreign country. I learned a lot about what it means to…