From the Notebook

Of Men and Nice Guys in “Juliet, Naked”

Juliet, Naked is a 2018 film directed by Jesse Peretz, written by Evgenia Peretz, Jim Taylor, Tamara Jenkins and Phil Alden Robinson, and it is based on the novel of the same name by Nick Hornby. It stars Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke and Chris O’Dowd. It…

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2019: A Balanced Year

Every year I like to look for a quote to write in my notebook. I usually stick to the same three, the first by Alfred Lord Tennyson, the second by T.S. Eliot, and the third, my favorite one, by Ray Bradbury: “Next year’s going to be…

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What? You’re only Mexican?

“Where are you from?” This is usually the first question I’m asked when I’m introduced to someone. Not because people see me and instantly know I’m not German, but because Germany is full of people from everywhere. Particularly in German universities, not everybody is from the…

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Checking in and saying hi!

It is amazing how quickly times goes by. It is already September and here I am, thinking about all the things I have and haven’t done since 2017 started. I think now is a good time to go back and take a look at all the…

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Why I Keep a Journal (And You Should Too!)

How are you today? How is everything going? Today we’re not talking about books, we’re talking about notebooks. The personal kind of notebook: the journal. Keeping a journal was something I shied away for quite a long time. The thought of opening with the line “dear…

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2017: The Year of Disciplined Thinking

Happy New Year! I’ve never been one to make New Year’s Resolutions. In fact, I hate them. To want to do or stop doing something just because the calendar has a different number always seemed a little silly. Perhaps it is because school never started in…

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Choices and Changing Leaves

This is the story of how I made a decision that changed everything I had been planning for the last six months. The first two weeks of July were marked by waves of stress, bad moods, and unnecessary anxiety. I was frustrated, unmotivated and I didn’t understand…

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The Notebook in My Pocket says: Thank You!

And the year is over, my dear readers! First I want to thank you for reading The Notebook in My Pocket these past months. Thank you for staying despite my inconsistencies and my crooked photos, thank you for commenting and sharing the posts; thank you for reading, eating…

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Recalculating Route

Those who have GPS know that when you hear those words, it usually means you did something wrong and the GPS is finding a new way to get you to your destination. That’s what these four months have been all about. Recalculating my route. If you…

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