Welcome back lovely people, how are you doing?
First of all; you may know that I have been doing a bit of travelling over the summer, and I would like to give you a quick overview of the places that I have been to. My aim was to travel around the UK and Ireland for about a month, but I am pretty flexible and ended up skipping Ireland to see more of the UK (and because I was sick, but screw that!) instead. I would really recommend all of the places I visited, as they all have their own unique vibe and beauty. You can click on each destination for my adventures in that place and perhaps it inspires you to visit as well 🙂
Leeds: To visit my fantastic friend Elena.
Leeds: Simply to pick up Elena and head over to:
Edinburgh: Because I heard it is beautiful up there.
Glasgow & Loch Lomond: For some reason I have always wanted to visit Glasgow, so I did!
Leeds & Sheffield: Because we got ill and decided to go back to Leeds and get better, after which I checked out Sheffield for a second time to explore a bit more.
London & Kingston: To visit another friend I had made back in Amsterdam and discover Kingston.
Brighton: Because I heard many good things about this place and since it’s quite close to London: why not?!
London: To spend another weekend in this amazing city and eventually… fly back to Amsterdam.
Secondly, I would like to tell you about what I am doing now that I am back in Amsterdam. The first thing I did when I came back was sleep. I really needed sleep. Second up was laundry, because yeah; I had been travelling for a month. All boring stuff out of the way, I had a few blogs to write, because I had been fallen behind on writing a little. I then met up with all of my friends that I hadn’t seen in a while and that’s pretty much it. I have been looking for a job online, but barely applied for anything because I just haven’t seen anything that I really want to be doing. Besides that, uni started again last week, so it’s not like I don’t have anything to do.
I feel super restless though, because people around me are busy working, whereas I don’t have a job. I am really doubting, because my teachers strongly advise us not to get a job in the last year of our studies. Besides that, I want flexibility. If I suddenly decide to catch a plane to Italy this weekend, I want to be able to do so. I know I sound super spoiled right now, but thing is: I worked my absolute butt off in the previous years, and I am still living of the money I made back then. I don’t really need the job for the money so much (thanks government for paying for my studies!) but I feel like I need it to… I don’t know… not feel lazy? I feel really lazy right now, even though I have lots to do.
Part of me is also thinking that perhaps I shouldn’t get a job, but try to get my blog up and going instead. I don’t know about that. In my eyes, my blog is just a hobby. I don’t think it will ever become my full time job, simply because I want to write on it whenever I want to. That’s why I like my blog, but if it’s a proper job, people will have expectations and then you will have to perform. If I write a blog that I am not happy with, I don’t want to upload it. But if it’s your job, you may have to. By the way, I am talking about flexibility, but you can still expect new blogs on each Wednesday and Sunday!
I don’t know why I have become so restless and all, but I can’t really help it. Maybe it has to do with the fact that I have been travelling this summer and haven’t really stayed in one place for more than a couple of days. I think it also has to do with the fact that so many of my family members and friends now live abroad, that I feel the need for flexibility so much more. I want to just be able to pack my bags and go to my mom when I feel like it.
Anyways, enough of my spoiled brat-talking, I would like to end this blog on a positive note. I love my life, I really do. Last Sunday I wrote a blog about happiness, and I am still really satisfied with what I wrote. If you haven’t read it yet, I would kindly ask you to do so and to let me know what you think of it: HAPPINESS BLOG. Happiness is super important in our daily life, so I want to know what makes you happy. Please let me know!