Studying Abroad 101: University & Financials

The Guide I Wish I Had When I Embarked in This Journey I started studying abroad as many of us do, through an Erasmus. A beautiful, EU-sponsored project, where everything was set, collaborations between institutions was ensured and institutionalized even. Oh, good ol’ days. Ever since, I embarked onto several opportunities that allowed me to…

Tackling Jet Lag: East & West

I think that everyone at some point heard in a movie of that celebrity only traveling to West and potentially lengthening their journey just to avoid traveling east. I have always found this funny, but never really understood the reasoning behind this. Until I found myself unable to sleep at 3am for the 6th night…

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…