If we were having coffee right now

A few months ago one of my favourite bloggers, Jess, introduced me to the concept of virtual coffee dates who, in turn, learned about this from Amber (don’t you love how far word spreads through the internet sometimes?). Anyway, these virtual coffee dates are meant to be a way to have a personal life catch-up. I love this concept! 

So grab your beverage of choice and lets meet for coffee like old friends (would you like some milk and stevia?). 

If we were having coffee right now

If we were having coffee right now… I would tell you that I have just returned from my three week hike on the Camino del Norte. I’d show you the state of my feet after walking over 430km and we’d laugh about my ridiculously impossible tan lines. I would tell you about the wonderful people I met on the way (my “Camino Family”), show you my favourite photos of the trip and try to convince you to get on board next summer!

Asturias, Spain

If we were having coffee right now… I would ask you what I should pack for my upcoming 3-leg trip to Miami Beach, New York City and Iceland – Aaaahh, how am I going to fit my boho chic, cityscape and outdoorsy styles in one bag? Despite all my years of travel and of being a professional planner, I’m still not a good packer. I might or might not have forgotten to pack my pijamas on more than one trip, oops…

If we were having coffee right now… I would tell you that I’m now officially an International MBA Candidate at IE Business School in Madrid, and will be starting this September! I’m beyond excited to have been admitted to my perfect fit school and can’t wait to meet my super diverse and fun classmates and crack our brains working on some kick ass cases.

If we were having coffee right now… I would tell you that I had never felt as fit and healthy as I do now. I’d probably call it the Miracle of the Camino, but… it’s really more than just exercising. Since early May, I have made a conscious effort to significantly reduce my carb intake – and I just feel way lighter and less bloated! I’d tell you about my addiction to home-made Zoodles (yes, it’s a thing), celeriac fries and matcha tea. Dear god, does this make me a hipster?

Ensalada de pulpo, Tenerife, Spain

If we were having coffee right now… I would confess that I’m equally excited and scared about my doing the Langavegur trail in Iceland this summer. I mean, it kind of sounds like my wildest dream: lava fields, glaciers, hot springs, volcanoes and mountains – all in just 55km (34 miles). But… crossing (sometimes deep and violent) glacial streams, spending days under rain and possibly snow, and sleeping in a tiny tent trying to heat up pre-made food sounds, well, challenging. I keep on repeating this to myself:

“If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.”

– Seth Godin

If we were having coffee right now… I would tell you that I finally registered for a Digital Photography course in New York this month! You would remind me of all those times I had told you how much I’d been yearning to improve my photography, but life and work seemed to always step in my way. I know, I know – I can’t believe it’s finally happening either!

New York, USA

If we were having coffee right now… I’d show you my new about me page and ask you what you’d think about it. I always get nervous when I change one of the big pages on my blog. I worry about technical issues, about my photos and my writing – does it work? does it look good? is it light and fun? I would also tell you that I’m considering a few more changes around here – like possibly integrating a Frequent Q&A section and writing some articles in Spanish (my mind just needs a rest sometimes). There’s so much to ponder right now… Help! What would you do?

So, anyway, what’s new in your life?

33 thoughts on “If we were having coffee right now

  1. Good job on the carb intake. I’m going through that right now. I have forgotten my pajamas numerous times. Luckily, I’ve been able to make due

  2. So fun! Thanks for jumping on board, too 🙂 You have so many exciting things going on right now- there would be so much for us to chat about on a coffee date!

  3. Wow! What a great idea on sharing your thoughts and the ongoings in your life. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Cute idea! Congrats on getting through three weeks of the Camino, I’ve been wondering how you’d found it. Hope the tan lines aren’t too bad (I’ve seen some real awesome ones on pilgrims in Burgos recently).

  5. Love this concept! Such a lovely idea and it is a brilliant way of catching everyone up on your latest endeavours! Congrats on the MBA and good luck with all the exciting stuff you have coming up! 🙂

  6. Awesome post! I really enjoyed reading this! It was as if i was sitting across from you and you were filling me in on your life – i also now really want a good cup of coffee. haha! Congrats about Madrid and the Photography Course, they will both be amazing!
    In iceland are you hiking alone or will you have a guide? It sounds insane (in a good way).

    1. Hi Janey! I’ll be hiking with two others, without guide – though there are also plenty of guided options! I think, though, that during summer it’s pretty popular so you’ll always come across other hikers on your way. Are you thinking about doing it? 😉

      1. Aw amazing that will be fantastic!! I would love to do it one day 🙂 I love going hiking! That sounds like an amazing hike. X

  7. What a brilliant approach to catching up on a whole range of developments! Love it! Congrats on the travels, upcoming studies (both MBA and photography), fitness and tinkering with your blog. Bravo!

  8. This is such a great idea! Congrats on the MBA in Madrid! That will be amazing. All of your travels sound amazing… makes me want to pack up and go. 🙂

  9. What a great idea, I will for sure try this! I am going to be in Europe for 5 months soon and I will have to do this with my family and close friends. I LOVE this.

  10. Hi! Love your blog, and just have to say I am totally jealous and really admire the fact that you’re bilingual! So cool! And your English (I assume that’s your second language) is fabulous! I’m taking Spanish in school right now and hope to one day live in a Spanish-speaking country— probably Spain. So I support the Spanish posts, I’d love to challenge myself by reading them. Anyway, congrats on your canidatcy (I don’t think that’s a word…)! That is so exciting! Also, your new about page is great, I might have to redo mine a bit now. : )
    Wow. That is a beast of a comment. Keep up the writing, I love reading your adventures and seeing the wonderful photos (soon to become even more wonderful!) you take.

    1. Thank you, Emma! Really appreciate it 🙂 Well done for jumping into Spanish, by the way – it’s a beautiful language (I’m obviously being totally objective about this, ehem).

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