Hello out there! Don’t know if I actually have any followers left, but whatever, let’s start over!
I’m Cindy, I tried to start a blog about eating food in DC, but unfortunately, I didn’t find that so inspiring (though the DC food scene has blossomed into an amazing bouquet in the last few years) and so my updates were few and far between. But now, beginning this Friday at 10:20pm I’m embarking on a whole new adventure, and I’d like to try to share the ride.
I’m lucky enough to have an absolutely amazing job that challenges me, inspires me, and let’s me spend this spring working from Europe.
In high school I lived in Budapest, where my family ran a school, and I absolutely loved every minute. Ever since I graduated and moved back to the US for college, I’ve wanted to get back to Europe. Over the last seven years I’ve had the great fortune of visiting again for work or for pleasure many times, but the desire to live there never went away. Finally, a bit after turning 30th, and a year after launching a major new training program within my organization I got the courage to ask; can I do this from there? And while the response was not the indefinite visit I’d hoped for. I was given the chance to spend 3 and a half months working and running my program from Europe!
So, not to waste this great opportunity, I’m off on Friday. I’ll be spending a month in Berlin, and probably two months in London and one month in France- with lots of side trips to Istanbul, Kenya, Oslo… in between. There’s a lot of up in the air and a lot to get done before I go, and this DC snow isn’t making it any easier.
But if you’re interested, I’d like to invite you along for the ride. I’ll share the pretty side, the sidewalk cafes, the cappucinos and architecture, but I’d also like to share the struggles. From finding short term housing, to figuring out how to get a hold of money without massive foreign transaction fees. And of course, I will share the food, I mean, what’s a blog without some lovely food to look at right?
So? ready? follow along here, or on instagram and here. we. go!
The photo above is the current state of my apartment, which I must move our of by the end of the week.