Before each great change- is a period of uncertainty, of apprehension, of fear.
Remember when life was simple?
When you had but one right certain choice?
But now in today's complex and rapidly changing world- we are constantly being bombarded with choices day in, day out.
How do you know you are making the right choice? Its not like we have a crystal ball.
Sometimes I very much wish I could see down each path and know what the end result of each choice is
....but then what would be the fun in the journey then.. ?
Friday, February 21, 2014
After a month of whirlwind nonstop traveling, it feels good to be "home". Is Copenhagen home now? o.O
It seems 2014 has just rolled in, but actually almost two full months have passed. How did it go by so fast? Did I not notice because I was so busy and jetlagged? Its been great seeing old friends and making new friends, but something has to be said for falling asleep in my very own new apartment, on my own pillow, wrapped snuggly in my own sheets. Aah- the feeling of pure bliss :)
Now that Im back and somewhat recovered from my jetlag. Its back to work as usual. There is no rest for the weary! Back to networking, back to hustling, back to getting sh*t done. I can admit I haven't been a very good blogger lately- I guess I have been too busy living my life to write about my life. Maybe that is good thing... but one of my resolutions for 2014 is to commit more to my blog. So you, my dear reader will be hearing more from me :)
So much has been happening in my life, per usual. So many changes-new apartment, new internship, new opportunities, new problems, new choices, new people. I don't think I have had time to wrap my head around it all yet. Many good things have happened and some bad along with it too. But I'll tell you what - for every problem there is a solution, and if I work hard, have self-control and becreative, then 2014 is going to be MY year- I can feel it :)
Onwards and forwards! Lets do this ! -Ran
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
How is that when your life is the most full- good luck happens in spades. Good friends, good times and great loves. My observation from this is that happiness begets more happiness.
Yet when your life is empty- it only gets more empty. You attract negative people, negative experiences and more emptiness.
But life is an oscillation right? No one can perpetually be happy, and I think it must take great effort to always remember to be sad or angry at something. Life is a balance of the two- yin and yang-so enjoy the ride and when you are lucky enough to be in a happy cycle of your life, remember to smile, to dance, to travel and to love. Because as cliche as it sounds (or unless you believe in re-carnation, and how many of us do?), you only live once... :)
Am I happy today? Yes. I am.
Millennium Park, Chicago, IL
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Saturday, February 8, 2014
Great to back in Chi-town. Straight from the airport to the neighborhood pho joint! :)
The weather right now in Chicago is crazy. Everything is covered in snow and its way colder here than in Copenhagen, brrr. But still, it feels so good to be back in the USof A...even if it's only for a week.
Monday, January 13, 2014
After traveling for 20 hours -I have finally arrived in Wuhan, China last night! and I must say it's FANTASTIC to be home :) : )
I am sleep deprived, disheveled and finding it strange to speak Chinese after not being home for two years. But wow- I am SO happy! Of course everything has already changed here, but still, it feels like I never left...
My itty bitty Chinese welcome committee <3
-Ran-A Nomad at Home
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Sunday, November 17, 2013
Sometimes, a girl has just gotta do what a girl's gotta do! And today is one of those days !
Dear Danish boys, what's going on? ! Sometimes I think I see you glance at me over your cup of morning coffee, or I see you smiling awkwardly on the train, and I definently see you staring at the bar...! But I have been in Denmark for three months and I have not been on a single date(at least none that I was aware of)- nadda- zero- nothing! I am not the type of girl that sits around idly complaining about her lack of a love life- so today I have offically decided to sign up for online dating in Denmark! Why not?
Now, if you have read my blog before, you will know that I have already tested the murky waters of online dating in Stockholm, and while I was skeptical at first, I actually had a great time on most of my dates there. In theory, my online dating experience in Denmark should be better than in Stockholm because this time I have elected to try out a paid website which will hopefully filter out some of the rather "strange" messages I recieved on the unpaid Swedish website.
AND now before you eager naysayers interject, we DO live in a digital world and practically do everything online these days, so is it a stretch to think that a little Chinese/American girl could find her very own viking online ? Ha! ...I guess we will have to wait and find out...
- ! :P - Ran-