Okay I am going to start with a cliché again. TIME IS FLYING!
I cannot believe how fast everything is happening now. As much as I wished for mid-October to come for basically all year now things are happening a tad too fast and I have trouble keeping up. Maybe that’s also due to the fact that for finishing a few things I am relying on other people’s actions and mainly response and that makes me crazy. I am so not good at relying on others and also so not patient.
I think this whole thesis writing experience has affected me so deeply in some ways (I have a whole post on this to come) that coming back to a normal life is just very very hard right now. But I am trying and the beauty of this situation is that I have just no choice. Real life is calling and I am here to answer.
So I think last week was a good practice of some sort. One I am more than willing to share. Because writing for pleasure has taken the backseat for a few months and this is just one of the most normal things I can think of. Let’s do some catching up. I am also linking up with my dear Meg!
I accompanied Stefan to Munich on Monday to see a doctor regarding his back. He was sent to get an MRI scan and the results are shit. I hate when he is in pain. But I really hope with a diagnosis he can get the right treatment now and hopefully things get better long term.
My father-in-law graciously read and revised my thesis. Poor him did really not know what he signed up for when he offered. But after offering three times I accepted and so he had to trudge through 330 p. of my brain gibberish.
So I have spent the better part of last week editing in his suggestions and now I am almost done. It’s basically just formatting and then I am good to give it to print by the end of the week.
And yes, wine was involved! Necessary to deal with my shitty grammar.
I have had a successful day at the office and got done all my shit. I also started to clean out the office, got rid of a lot of old paperwork and basically started to prepare to leave. It’s a good feeling.
I finished a few psychological tests as preperationg for my next counselling session this week. So far it revealed nothing I wouldn’t have expected anyway. It was actually hard to make these tests. I think as I have a lot of experience with both psychology and counselling I find it hard not to manipulate the results semi-consciously. I try to be really open and not to cut out options before really considering them. After all I want new insights and not repeat my old ones again.
We had this ‘we need to eat healthier again’ conversation last week followed by one evening where we had a salad with crispy falafel. Then we went to an all-you-can eat Asian buffet and went out to eat Burger with a couple of friends the next two nights. I’d consider it a win 😛
Things have become so normal again that I was actually bored last week. I cannot remember the last time I was bored. It was awesome!
I have the biggest urge to invest some time in food photography again. I also went props hunting last week and I have two more shops I want to go this week. Hello new bowls and plates!
Our weekend was the usual grocery shopping and cleaning on Saturday followed by an unplanned two-hour near death nap.
I also did some recipe testing again and it felt so good.
On Sunday we spontaneously had coffee at my sister-in-law’s. Of course playing with my niece and nephew was also involved. Those two are like bouncy balls.
I have a busy week lying ahead. Lots and lots of appointments. I also want to try to go to Crossfit again after a three week break due to the flu. I am still coughing a little so fingers crossed that I don’t die!
So far so good, have an awesome day you guys and see you around!