2014 was complicated. Not bad, not particularly hard, just very confusing. Nothing came in easily, people did not speak candidly, plans needed serious adjustments, challenges, like distant relatives, outstayed their welcome and produced unnecessary destructions. A year full of books, modern art, travel, calculated risks and reflection.
London, Munich and Paris. New year resolution – get to the next career level.
Madrid and Paris. Took a few weeks of serious doubts to decide to fire someone I just hired a few months earlier. Necessary evil in professional experience collection.
Borgen and House of Card – shows of the year
Dusseldorf, Milan, Frankfurt and Paris. Learning Luxemburgish.
3 weeks in Singapore.
Munich. FC Bayern lost to Real Madrid and I took it personally.
First teaching experience at Nancy campus of Sciences Po.
Wine tasting in Germany
Started working with a professional coach
Frankfurt, Koblenz, Seattle.
Germany won the World Cup. Again, I took it personally.
6 interviews with PayPal – no idea if it’s going anywhere
Decided to leave Amazon
Last month at Amazon. Paris, Frankfurt. A bit scared of the unknown.
Steep learning curve at PayPal. Paris and Paris. FIAC! Intensive Luxembourgish classes. Teaching at GeekGirlsCarrots.
Chicago. Gaining confidence, building network, overcoming uncertainty, learning whom to trust, finding first mentors. Nailed my Luxembourgish language test. Teaching at the University of Luxembourg.
Dublin. Istanbul. Swiss Alps. Paris. Reflection.