I underestimated distance

With Europe slowly reopening, the airports are going to receive more and more visitors in the upcoming weeks. But while the border closure was still in force, I had the chance to travel and experience what looked like a dystopian world. I was born in 1997. That year, Italy entered the Schengen Agreement. Honestly I…

Consulting during Covid-19

*Please note: the project I will refer to in the article is a university consulting project integrated into the Strategy Consulting course at Nova SBE. All students were required to sign an NDA, therefore, I am not allowed to mention anything related to the client or the content of the project. This article will only…

Strategy: A Definition

What is strategy? I was talking about this topic with a friend a few days ago and I noticed that most of the people have an understanding of what strategy is, but they don’t really know how to define it. The consolidated definition is the following: strategy is an integrated and coordinated set of commitments…

Maxi Pancakes

Did I mention I’m on a new quarantine diet? Briefly, I was a highly active person before the pandemic, thus, I could eat a fair amount of calories and still be in a calorie deficit. Right now, I consider myself privileged to still be allowed one hour of fresh air by the Ocean. And while…

Micro Goals

I’m one of those people with a yearly bucket list. In my case, it is never aimed at fulfilling each and every element on that. But it’s sort of a roadmap of where I want to be one year from now. It keeps me motivated, it serves as a reminder and as a mean to…

Banana Bread

How many days have we been in quarantine? Honestly, I have no idea. I think its about a month in Italy, and here we started with social distancing from mid-March and I chose to voluntarily self-isolate from the very beginning. It’s not easy, and we all rather be in the beautiful Carcavelos Beach skipping classes…

A small reflection

My PC has been open on this exact page for over 1 week. I’ve written and re-written this post a thousand time. I wanted to say something. To free my mind from some long-lost thoughts on this whole situation. This terrible situation. But the truth is that I don’t know what to say. I would…

2020: Health & Fitness

I know, I have been MIA for weeks, but I felt overwhelmed with everything else and I was not able to write a single word on here, despite trying daily. But hey, I’m back, right? And how about we talk about health and fitness? Lately I noticed everyone with an online following is talking about…

Once a Ski Racer…

Last week my coach put me through one brutal leg day, on the very day I forgot my bike chain in the morning and had to cycle back home and then again to university for a total of 11.5km. On the very day I knew my legs were sore even before stepping into the gym….

It doesn’t fit (anymore)

For as long as I can remember, in my adult life I have been shopping mostly (if not always) at Zara. I love it. I find it cheap, cost-effective, durable even. I’ve found a lot of things that respect my taste, that I loved wearing, that made me feel good in my own skin. Recently…

day 57 – completed

When I started working out with Christian, my PT for one year and a half, I was incredibly bad at squatting. I wish I could say I had a natural talent, that my body could instinctively perform the move effortlessly. But I could not. I spent the first three months of my training squatting in…

day 39 – not quite there

Remember day 1? It’s been 39 days since then, 39 days during which I worked my ass off, dealt with life in between, ate as much protein as I could, jiggled in university, too many squats per day and many other things. I did NOT reach my goal of a 100 kg back squat by…