Zumba and my anxiety about being judged
Last week I asked readers of my blog to select a topic that is of relevance to my experience but also interesting to them. Well, there were two responses (a whole two!) to the following list:
1. Zumba and my anxiety abo... Read more
What blog topic (written by me) would you like to read about?
As most of you know I work for a very progressive bilingual, Kindergarten that also serves children/families with special needs. I've made no secret about in the past that my colleagues, a too corporate outlook and the daily... Read more
If I wrote a Spark blog would anyone read it?
Happy 2015 to you! February 1st already and no blog entry since October? What's the deal Samantha?
The new year has been going great, I made a list of what I wanted to achieve this year and been on the path---but that p... Read more
The Blessed Month of October!
Can't help but to share my enthusiasm for this fabulous month.
My Facebook Status for this month:
October is always an amazing month, even more so this year! : my beloved longtime friend Novan Pradhika arrives in F... Read more
German Vegan Grocceries (picture blog #1.)
Starting with this entry, I am hoping to compile a series of blogs that highlight the gradual, exciting and interesting process of perusing a vegan diet as the centre of the balanced life I am seeking in Germany. These blogs... Read more
Celebrating on year in Germany!
I don't do too many Facebook statuses, yet, here is the one I've made for this very special day:
"Today September 15th marks a year! And I hope the celebratory fortune cookie message I got comes to fruition in the next:... Read more
'Kinder Krank' and my Experience with the German Medical System.
I keep meaning to do an update to that very intense blog entry I did two months ago----and I will I am busy (even when sick) but here are two tidbits for those of you who are wondering:
The boss, who many of you rightl... Read more
I need to get this off my shoulders.
I have been gone for a while, after my work visa came through I began working---like crazy---and haven’t had time for much else.
However, I am finding it harder and harder to cope with my work environment and co-workers... Read more
Update from Germany (Part III: New Kindergarten)
Deciding to stay and find a new job in Germany after such a dreadful end, even with the ‘high’ of the concert was not an easy path to tread. I began to become very worried about my finances. I was also required within three days of receiving my ... Read more
Update from Germany (Part II: Thirty Seconds to Mars, making the choice)
The Saturday after I got the dreadful letter in the Kindergarten office, I was sitting in my apartment trying not to cry so I surfed the web. In a random google search I saw that Thirty Seconds to Mars was in Berlin that Friday and it occurred ... Read more
Update from Germany (Part I: Highs & lowest lows)
It’s been about six months since my last journal entry here at Sparkpeople, and therefore six months since I moved to Germany. I never intended to be more or less absent from this website (though through my bodymedia I did c... Read more
Celebrating my final 3 days in the USA (in pictures!)
It’s been an amazing, overwhelming 24 hours on many news and activity fronts and likely the last entry I will write from the United States. I fly to Essen Germany this Saturday and begin working as an Erzieherin this upcomin... Read more
My German visa...
Look what came over the weekend!
It's like 50,000 pounds of weight have been lifted from my shoulders!
I got an email from my Mom, who of c... Read more
A small update. I thought this Thursday I might actually lose it---it’s the first time in a long time I have felt so exhausted and frustrated in every way and about everything I could think of. I had been going on my 6th wee... Read more
Horrible news for my friends & I
I didn’t think I would be blogging so quickly after last week’s entry. My passport has not returned yet and that is ok, if not somewhat expected---what isn’t expected is now I fear its return.
My future colleague, who is working at a diffe... Read more