In my last monthly Day Zero Project update I already mentioned that I felt very tempted to make changes in my list, but that I didn’t want to do it without thinking it through. I had the feeling that many of these goals didn’t suit my life anymore and the reason for that is that I’m moving to Spain very soon. Such a big change! Of course when I created my list of 101 goals, I didn’t count on emigrating halfway through, so there were quite some location based ones as well as goals that I already achieved but now I will have to complete them again in a new country. Read more »
The title of this blog posts already gives it all away, so I’m just going to say it: I’m moving to Spain! Bizarre right? In exactly 13 days I’ll arrive in Santiago de Compostela, in my new home country Spain. That is, if covid-19 allows me to do so. Moving in the midst of a pandemic in a nutshell: my boyfriend is Galician, we lived in the Netherlands for the past year, realised it’s not the place for us and decided to move as soon as my work contract finishes. And that moment is on November second.
Of course it’s easy to get all dreamy about the sunsets at the beach and feeling the sand on my toes, but I’m very aware that none of this will be easy. That’s why I need a plan. El plan. Read more »
Do you ever have those days that feel like an entire vacation when in reality they only last a few hours? That’s exactly how I felt when we went to Schiermonnikoog a few weeks ago. It was one of the last beautiful summer weekends, we got up very early and were on the first boat to the island. It was my boyfriend’s birthday and my parents invited us on this little trip; I was already super excited about it for days, because I hadn’t been on one of the Dutch islands in years. Read more »
– progress of month no. 13 –
I felt so tempted to make a lot of changes in my list, because I feel like the list doesn’t do justice to my life and what’s coming up anymore. I did contain myself, because I want to think about it properly before making these changes. So for now it’s just a regular update of which goals I’ve completed or progressed on in the past month.
27. Read books for fun [6/25]
I finally finished reading another book. A Dutch one this time, De Vriendschap by Connie Palmen. I like how it’s a story in which not all that much happens, how it’s a simple but beautiful depiction of a friendship and of two individuals. I had read this book before in high school and I’m happy this thrift store find motivated me to read it again. Read more »
I stayed in England for exactly one semester, which means that the fifth month of today’s diary is also the last one in this series. However, if you like these living abroad themed entries (my year of volunteering in Austria, my Erasmus semester in England), I have good news for you. A new living abroad series is coming up very soon! More on that in the next weeks; now it’s time for the last Erasmus-diary.
– 1st of january, friday –
Happy new year! Or should I say happy hangover? Read more »