Sorry. I am not sure what it is, but I just cannot find any inspiration whatsoever to write about. I don’t want to publish blogs for the sake of it, I want them to be interesting and/or funny, so rather than forcing out a blog, I prefer to not publish anything. Since uni started again, I already found out that publishing a new blog two times a week (I tried to stick to my Wednesday and Sunday uploads) is tough to say the least. I still want to aim for two blogs a week, but realistically speaking, this may not always work out. I don’t want to make any promises I cannot keep, but I will try my best to blog every Sunday and if I have time and inspiration, also on Wednesdays.
The upcoming week is going to be busy, in the best way possible. After me complaining for a long time about my friends from abroad always saying they would love to come to Amsterdam, but never actually doing so, the time has finally come! From Monday to Wednesday I will be blessed with the company of my au-pair family parents (can it get any more complicated?) and then from Thursday to Sunday my flatmate Ben, from when I lived in Leeds will come over! I am so super stoked!!
Unfortunately, all these amazing events also mean that I will have little time to write something. On the other hand, when I finally publish whatever I will be writing, I am sure it will be something exciting about my adventures with these amazing people.
Besides fun things, I am still a student and therefore I am still expected to do less exciting things, such as homework. I prefer blogging over homework, but I need to do school stuff as well. This could mean that I would either end up being super active on my blog, because I should be doing other things, or that I go offline for a bit to focus on school. Time is flying by, but I feel like Christmas is still very far away. October is an exciting month for me, but November can pass as quickly as possible if it’s up to me. Thankfully, it’s not up to me.
I think that looking forward to something is an ideal way of living life, but as soon as you have reached that something, you need to find something else to look forward to, or you may end up going through the same boring thing everyday. For instance, I always try to do something fun at least once a month. This is a deal I made with myself at the beginning of the year, read more about that by clicking here. So far, I am doing pretty well. I have a concert planned for in October and a few parties and other fun things coming up. November on the other hand, looks completely blank so far. I mean, I have discussed going to Germany for a weekend to visit my au-pair family, but nothing is actually planned yet, so there is no date for me to look forward to. I need to mention that this is my own fault by the way, because I want to wait for my new school schedule before planning anything. I also haven’t seen my mom in a while, so maybe a trip to France should be in place.
Either way, it’s no fun for you to read about how ‘busy’ I am. Being busy actually has a loaded meaning as well. In the end, you decide to do what you are doing, even if it feels like you have to. When I tell my friends that I am busy, they look at me with a degrading look, after which I quickly add ‘with fun things!’. Just the fact that I do not currently have a job, makes people think I am not busy. This is not true at all. My blog, although a hobby, requires some attention every now and then, school is pretty needy as well and besides that I am also trying to sustain a social life. So don’t get me wrong, I am absolutely not complaining about being busy, because I choose to be. I like being busy and having activities lined up. Sometimes I can plan a few too many things and end up being a bit worn out, but in the end these are all decisions I make.
It may be a bit cheesy now, to include Alfie Deyes in my blog again, but I just really feel like what he says makes sense and that he should be heard by more people. Besides that, he is also far better at explaining these types of things than I am. In the vlog below, he explains that ‘being busy’ phenomenon I mentioned, so have a look if you are interested, it starts around the third minute:
Like I said, I don’t really have all that much inspiration right now to write about, so I think I’ll just leave this blog for what it is. I hope you enjoyed reading it, sorry it has been a bit all over the place, and that you understand what I meant and everything.
Have a fabulous day,