I spent the last week of October, just before starting the new job, in Galicia. It was the first time that I went there with my boyfriend and it was the first time I met his family and friends. Before going, we spent a day in Eindhoven at the Dutch Design week and we returned in Bremen, where we also spent a day exploring. This time there’ll be less stories; the photos can tell the story. Read more »
– progress of month no. 2 –
A second of the Day Zero Project has passed; I achieved some new goals and I progressed on several others. Here’s the progress I made!
50. Start the Koala Lumpur project
So far, I wrote in the list that this goal was a secret one – I didn’t want to say anything about it before actually starting it. My boyfriend and I had this idea a while ago, to start a koala-project together. For now it’s an Instagram account with photos of the koala that I made, but hopefully in the future there will be designs and other koala-related things. Go and follow our cute koala!
– 3rd of october, wednesday –
It was a strange day – the new volunteers arrived, so we got to meet them, but one of the previous volunteers left. We made a goodbye party for her and decorated the kitchen. It’s strange how you can know someone for only a month, but already feel sad when they leave, because you spent so much time together in this one month. Read more »
Whereas job hunting for me felt like trying to catch a cheetah (you have no idea where it’s hiding and you somehow have to hunt it down), apartment hunting was more like catching a turtle. You know, turtles aren’t the fastest animals by nature, so catching one isn’t too hard. Well, then imagine that this turtle was really, really old and a bit too chubby. Oh, and lazy too. Then imagine that this turtle just appeared out of nowhere; I opened the door and there it was, taking a nap and not being aware of being caught at all. Then, once the turtle woke up, he looked at me and said “Can I stay with you?”. Exactly, that was what it was like to find an apartment. Read more »
– 3rd of september, monday –
I remember my first day in Austria perfectly. It was a Monday, the 3rd of September, and I landed at the airport of Zurich in the afternoon. A driver picked me (and all the luggage) up and took me to my new home, Dornbirn. I met my colleagues at the office, I got some time to unpack in my new room and then they took me out for a dinner. It was a very nice evening – they told me a lot about the organisation and I had a very good feeling. When I returned home, I tried to figure out the WiFi password and accidentally met the other volunteers. I talked with them until midnight and then I just felt very exhausted. It was such a long day, my first one in Austria. Read more »