Category: Dreamchaser

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Wie Sagt Man ‘Honeymoon’ auf Deutsch?

Roll with the punches and with the tides. Float on the water, like a butterfly. Could be a poem, wait, make it an epic. Not on the list yet, but that’s the plan, heroic. Things will get harder once the honeymoon phase wanes. Reality sets in. I’m a foreigner, an outsider with limited communication skills. It will take a lot of work to connect with the people around me and become a part of the stadt. I’m hitting it with everything I got. And when it is all said and done, perhaps I can look back in blissful awe at my metamorphosis.

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A primer on empathic listening

Reflection: How often do you go into a conversion with a genuine intent to understand the other person? How often do you impose your autobiography on other people? Do you ever practice listening?

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A soundtrack for hustle

Reflection: Think about what music means to you. What are some songs that make you feel like a bawse, like you can accomplish anything? What are some songs that make you feel...

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A 24th year review

It was recently my birthday and I turned 24. That means I have been on the planet for 24 years. I’m entering my 25th year. Like the beginning of a new year,

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Australian assimilation status: in progress

Another day, another double-take when I hear the way a familiar word is pronounced unfamiliarly here. This time, it was the sportswear brand: Adidas. I’ve always said it: Uhh-dee-dus. Wrong. Here it is...

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The power of ritual

“Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become your character. Watch your character,...