Brace yourselves, this is one of those personal posts! 🙂
A month ago I wrote this post about “How to Put Your Life Together” and I just wanted to share what has changed or how far have I reached. At that time, my list of 12 things that needed to change contained the following items:
- Move house
- Change job
- Complete PhD thesis
- Buy a gym membership
- Book a massage
- Get a proper bike
- Invite JJ, W. and wife to have dinner in the new house
Build-up a nice romantic relationship(forget this item!)
- Revamp my blog
- Work on my social business plan
- Create a saving account
- Visit family on a weekend asap
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And a month later, this is how my list looks like at the moment:
Move house: I’m not moving to a caravan anymore, I rented a room in a big house, with a very nice garden, really close to the university. I will be able to save on transportation and I will have enough space to breathe, do yoga… Plus, my landlady seems to be a super sweet person! I’m moving this Saturday. Change job: I will probably write some posts in the future about my adventures on finding a job, but at the moment is suffice to say that I decided that I won’t keep waiting to create my own job occupation and I decided to embrace my creative side and use it for the greater good. I will tell you more about this later on!
- Complete PhD thesis: What can I say about this? I’m doing my best everyday not to hate this thesis a little bit more.
Buy a gym membership:I decided the gym wasn’t for me after all. I will write a post later too about my first attempt at the gym. It was fun… but the benefits weren’t enough to convince me that it was the right thing for me. Book a massage:I haven’t done this at all! Get a proper bike:I will wait a bit more on this, because I will probably move away from England as soon as I submit my thesis. Invite JJ, W. and wife to have dinner in the new house:things have definitely changed and I am not going to do this any more. Shit happens, it’s all I can say. Build-up a nice romantic relationship(forget this item!): Yes, I am definitely not looking for this and I’m happy I don’t think about this half of the time I used to. Revamp my blog:Yes, yes, yes! I have done some changes lately, hope you like the way it looks like now. I might ask my brother for help in the future to work in the customization.
- Work on my social business plan: Oh well, I have a couple of ideas but I haven’t spent time on this. However, this is linked to my item #2 and my Social Entrepreneurship training at the University of Oxford starts in September, so I’m feeling hopeful and positive about it.
Create a saving account:Well, considering I will soon be gone, there is no point of creating a saving account here in England. I will wait to see how things will go, but I am pretty sure I won’t be here by the time next Summer starts. Visit family on a weekend asap:I’m planning to do this in October!
Some priorities have changed, others are completely gone of my life’s map. I guess that’s perfectly fine, even though it is now making me think that perhaps I haven’t been too sure about staying in England or sailing away. To be completely honest, I don’t want to stay and I don’t have good reasons to do so. On the other hand, the idea of going back to Lisboa does not convince me 100%. I would like to have it as my safe place but travel a bit around Europe, teaching here and there. Let’s see what the future has for me.