I have so much fun stuff to tell you but simply no time to do so!
I finished another book I wanted to review. Isabel Allende’s Japanese Lover. Not her best, but easy read.
I watched my first live comedy show ever. Nina Conti. Hi-la-ri-ous. One and a half hours of non-stop laughter.
We got our scooter fixed and now that it’s summer, it’s really nice to take it for a romantic spin with the boyfriend.
We went to England last weekend to visit the boyfriend’s family and watched Coldplay in Manchester while we were there. Holy Cow it was more than spectacular! Loved every minute of it.
I’m trying to take care of the garden as good as I can, the mint and horseradishes are doing quite well, everything else needs more looking after.
The gym has been a bit on the down-low but I keep trying. I’m also going running again, when I don’t have enough time for a full work-out.
But mostly I’m super busy at work. I have abstracts to write, papers to rewrite, presentations to practise, posters to make, lectures to prepare for, meetings with the colleagues,… This has been going for over a month now, and I don’t think it’ll stop until late September. I have no more time to work on my research, but I’m giving it my all to try to put what I have researched so far out there to discuss with other researchers. It’s bloody hard work and I don’t feel like I’m going anywhere. But hopefully it’ll start paying off soon and I’ll get some interesting feedback and meet some people who are actually interested in my work.
Until then, I’ll keep living this Post-Travel-Life. I think I’ve got it handled now. The money is coming in, I’m actually working hard for it, I manage to fill my little free time with fun stuff and try not to let work overwhelm me. The good part: I have no time to dream about travels anymore. Not for now. I guess this is it. The next chapter has well and truly started. Work-Life, I’m finally ready for you.