Weekly Reads – March 12th

Welcome to the Weekly Reads, where I highlight articles that I found on the web and that are focused on career advice, lifestyle, beauty or anything I think would round-up as useful for the young, modern, working woman.

The Weekly Reads are perfect for your Monday morning commute or your first coffee break of the week. So get yourself comfortable, pour a cup of coffee – or tea – and enjoy this week’s reads!


What have I been up to this week

This past week has been a short one. Luckily, Berlin has been the first state in Germany to declare the 8th of March a public holiday and this year is the first time we got to enjoy it! When you know the week is going to be short, it really makes a huge difference in the mood; and not only that but I also had a mini holiday booked for Saturday to Tuesday (which I am enjoying as I am writing this post) so of course the work week became very pleasant. Despite all the good mood, I am sort of behind some grad school work as well as pretty much everything else. Last weeks’ work travelling and work load cashed into my energy levels in advance and it took me days to fully recover.


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Nothing beats a coffee break with macaroons (or any sweets really).

The Weekly Reads

Stay confident. We watched this Google Talk by Frank Abagnale – former con man and FBI agent and the real person behind the “Catch me if you can” movie – and I was mesmerized. This guy is such a good talker, no wonder he managed to do all of that and more. Anyways, the biggest takeaway for me has been his advice on staying confident in yourself and your ability to do things. Skip to minute 28:00 to only watch that part, but I definitely recommend watching the entire talk, it’s a really great story and extremely enjoyable to watch.

A different kind of burnout. Passion burnout or when “do what you love” goes haywire. I love having this blog as my hobby. I love beautiful things and even though I don’t think of myself as a creative person I thoroughly enjoy creating my own world here where I get to use my sense of aesthetics and to create beautiful things. At the same time, I enjoy very much being great at my day job and accomplishing things career wise, so I am beyond happy to be able to do both.

Bad work habits. Some bad work habits must die and so is the case for showing up late, being sloppy or simply not having a great work ethic.

Easy & light dining. Need some meal inspo? The EveryGirl brings you 15 light & healthy meal ideas that you can cook for dinner this week. The creamy coconut shrimp with tomatoes looks amazing and is definitely on my list.

What have I bought this week? I have upgraded my iPhone to the XS Max one in gold and I am super hyped about the camera upgrade; I cannot wait to upgrade all of the pictures I am taking of my daily outfits and coffees. So, stay tuned on Instagram for more and better pictures.


Thank you for reading and I hope you’re having a great start to the week!


  1. There is nothing that aggravates me more than a bad work ethic. It sets everything and everyone on the team behind!

    I didn’t know 8th March is a public holiday in Berlin—great! I’d love for you to write about pursuing grad school alongside a full time job. Why and hows of this decision! Also review of the new phone please! I’ll qualify to upgrade my 8 plus in a few months 😀

    1. Absolutely agree! The worst part I think is that since work values are many times quite subjective it can become difficult to point that out and handle it well.

      Yes, Berlin has historically been the state with the fewest public holidays in Germany so they decided to add this one beside the obvious reason as well! I am definitely happy about it!

      Oh, thank you for the reminder and the actual motivation as well. I have both posts in the making and I am hoping to get the one on grad school out this week. Fingers crossed I manage to do it!

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