Curie

What I Wish I Knew Before Working Remotely

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I got my first job out of graduate school at a small non-profit with dreams a lot bigger then it's  staff.Like a lot of people living in the D.C. area and drawn to its cherry blossom streets, I was an overachiever. I not only believed in the power of the individual to change the world but thought I and the people I knew would be...
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New York to Stockholm: From Night to Day

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My last four days in America were spent in New York City, where I then flew to Stockholm on a red eye flight. The difference between these two cultures was more surprising than I anticipated. New York City is a place that requires very little description. All one has to do is say the name and hundreds of images and opinions are probably already spinning...
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Do as the Germans do

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Seeing how other people live is one thing. But witnessing how an entire country lives differently is something out of the ordinary for many people in the world. Whether you live a simple life with a small garden in your back yard, or live extravagantly in your beach house in the Hamptons; you can never truly appreciate what you have until you have witnessed what...
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Remote Year: Photos of the Week, Lisbon, Portugal, Week 2

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure statement. All play and no work just doesn’t cut it when you’re travelling the world as a digital nomad with Remote Year. If week 1 was overwhelming in its chaotic frenzy, week 2 is all about creating routine and stability. I found my work groove this past week, and am grateful there is an abundance of...
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You are here to be a light

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You are here to be a light. The tricky thing is, light can be subjective. Light is by definition a function of how much shade you've been exposed to. For someone used to living in complete darkness, the dimmest light can be blinding, disorienting, maybe even scary. Meanwhile someone surrounded by light recognizes it in someone else as something familiar and comfortable. My struggle has...
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Remote Year: Photos of the Week, Lisbon, Portugal, Week 1

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This post may contain affiliate links. Read my Disclosure statement. Remote Year offers an opportunity to break from routine and see what the world has in store for you. Our first week in Lisbon, Portugal was a chaotic whirlwind of new people, new spaces, new adventures, and a whole lot of eye candy for this food & travel photographer! I captured well over 1,000 images in...
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Sweden: A Few of My Favorite Things

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Although I noticed many differences that I wasn’t sure if I loved or hated, after two weeks in Sweden there were definitely many things I loved. Here are a few of my favorite things: 1. Subway Pre-parties: The swedes definitely know how to party. I was shocked to discover however, that you can just drink openly on the subways and trains and no one will...
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Be alone

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Who are you when you live alone and your home is just yours? Who are you when your roommate can't overhear your conversations through the shared wall? Who are you when your boyfriend won't pull you close when you rollover in bed? Who are you when your sister can't root through your closet to get her next fit? Who are you when no one is...
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So…What’s Remote Year?

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The most complicated questions I get asked these days are usually the most basic- “What do you do for a living?” and “Where do you live?” These questions are usually not asked in order to garner a very lengthy and detailed description; they are supposed to be almost as brief and informal as, “what’s your name?” Yet here I am, making people uncomfortable, launching into...
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“What do you Like about America?”

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Today I found myself in several 9th grade classrooms in Nykoping, Sweden. My best friend from University is an English Teacher here, and a native to Nykoping. This is my first stop on my journey and she wanted to bring me to her classrooms to give the students the experience of meeting and conversing with an American. I was asked many questions by bright, bubbly,...
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