cherry blossom in heidelberg, april 2014.
university started again last week and for the first time in nearly four years of studying i chose my courses based solely on my genuine interests.
since i’ve been working as a student assistant i don’t need to worry as much anymore about the maximum study duration after which i’ll become ineligible for federal student loans. it’s a huge relief. i don’t want to rush through my master’s degree and it feels good to finally allow myself to slow down and enjoy university again.
this semester, i attend courses on musil’s der mann ohne eigenschaften, on chekhov’s short stories and on feminist theory. so far i am very enthusiastic.
galata bridge, istanbul, march 2014.
we are going to istanbul tomorrow and although i’m looking forward to it, i’d rather not leave my small avocado tree at home. the flatmate isn’t the best caretaker when it comes to watering my plants while i’m away.
… and we put up a new shelf in the kitchen.