Sometimes it’s just really funny what a difference a week can make.
Last week I wrote a very very cathartic post about my struggles in the last few months. And ever since I hit publish I felt awesome. Maybe the euphoria of all the time I have now or maybe the realization that I am really done is slowly sinking in – I don’t know. But hell I take it whatever it is. I am a free person and damn will I enjoy life now!
Everything that was bad over the last months hasn’t shown it’s ugly face last week at all. In fact I was bouncy and happy and laughed a lot. I am not so short tempered anymore, I smile (and mean it), I sleep, I am somehow even emotionally balanced. It just felt good.
Maybe what also helps is the fact that in 5 weeks time I am going to be on vacation!!! Whoot whoot! Can’t wait to get my much needed fix of beach time and explore a new country. The possibilities are endless and it’s amazing how difficult it is to cram everything we want to do and see in 6 weeks. I have never traveled for that long but somehow it seems just really short to me at the moment. Anyway, 6 weeks or 6 days I am going to enjoy it!
But enough of the chit chat about what’s going to happen, let’s just focus on the things that have already happened today. I am also linking up with list queen Meg for a week in review!
Monday I got up early, went to Munich and handed in my thesis. It was weird. I was a bit lost and didn’t know what to do after. It was in the middle of the day and I had NO obligations! But coincidentally my sister was in Munich as well and had an hour until her next appointment so we went for coffee together. It was perfect timing and exactly what I needed!
I just read through my intro again and couldn’t help but realize that it looks like I picked up swearing again. I was actually already worried I had lost my ability to swear. It’s just another very cathartic thing! And I am glad my sassy side didn’t completely vanish. Is it weird that swearing makes me feel really like myself?
For the rest of the week I made it a point to do as many fun things as possible and just enjoy myself.
I made Burger and took pictures. It felt good to spend time with something I really enjoy. And the Burger were delicious! I think I am going to share the recipe. It’s a good and very easy one!
The weather had been really nice and I spent as much time as possible outside reading. So I started and finished ‘Looking for Alaska’ by John Green. I also bought a stack of other books and can’t wait to read them all.
I caught up with work and had a meeting with my three assistants to coordinate the next 4 weeks. There are only 20 workdays left until this job is officially over. And even though I still have no idea will come next I am only excited about that!
I did my homework for career counseling and failed miserably to answer most of the questions. Discussing personality – easy! Discussing strenghts – a piece of cake! Answering a bunch of supposedly easy questions about what is important to me – I am lost! I can only think ‘the people I love’, ‘camera’ and ‘travel bucket list’. Make a career out of that… But I am looking forward to discuss that with the counselor and get her perspective. Maybe it is somehow transferrable to an actual job I could do. I doubt it but I am open.
And then I was also really social last week!
My mum and I had a coffee date.
I had Brunch with two girlfriends.
I went to Crossfit twice. It was so hard but so good and I can’t wait to go again next week! I also hung out there after class figurateively and also quite literally. We have some of these Inversion Therapy Tables there now and it was awesome to hang upside down for a bit. I also had coffee and chatted with the people there. I really really enjoy the whole package deal of workout, people and coffee!
Stefan cooked for me twice. German beef burger and Thai Curry. Gosh I love this man!
On Friday I had a trial run for the defense of my dissertation and everything went well. I spent the entire morning at Starbucks to prepare said presentation. It’s still a lot to do but the defense won’t be until mid-February so there is plenty of time to take care about it AFTER I had a proper break from everything.
Stefan and I went on a pub date, shared some fried food and caught up. He had been on a business trip in Poland and I hadn’t seen him a lot last week. We also spent an evening playing a Wii Game and I even allowed to play in competition mode. It was a good mix of brain games and coordination (at which I sucked big time) but not too much for his back. At one point I almost fell off the couch crying with laughter. It was everything and for sure to be repeated!
We babysat our niece on Saturday, went food shopping, ate a ton of parmesan and a pack of Oreos each. She picked the food. She’s only 4 but she’s a wise girl!
On Sunday we did a little travel planning but mainly hung out. Again we failed to book a car and we absolutely NEED to do that asap now. But what can I say, I am lazy…
It’s been a packed week and this one will probably not be much better. I need to finish homework for counselling now, catch up with work stuff and then tonight we’re going to visit friends. It’s like I try to cram everyone I neglected over the last few months into one week. It better not end up to be stressful 😉
Happy Monday party people!