I am back in Paris. The motorcycle trip is over and BF has gone back to Guatemala. As travelers may know, the landing is usually pretty hard. Going back to a daily routine, what can seem a pretty dull life, has a hard impact on many people. Some even get depressed for months. It is understandable: you “live the life” for a year or so, you are traveling, people look at you with awe in their eyes, like you are the most interesting man or woman on earth, and suddenly, you are back to your daily life, and being no one special.
As a solution, I am trying to keep myself busy and have offered my time and services to my family and friends. Over the next weeks I’ll be moving furniture around, baby-sitting, painting a house, cleaning and de-cluttering, and other simple tasks people postpone due to lack of time.
Not only does it allow me to reconnect with my dear ones, it is also a way to show them that I care, even though I am away for months at a time. I am not a big fan of bringing back lots of presents, I don’t like them myself most of the time, because I feel that people don’t know what to give, spend money on things that you won’t use, and then you have to pretend that you are happy. So I prefer to give my time and bond with them over simple tasks that they have discarded for a while.
I am not going to look for a ”real” job, my plans are quite blurry for the next few months, since the sale of my apartment fell through. I’ll talk about it later, at the moment I am way too annoyed! Just when I thought I would be back for a month or so, then cash my check and leave Paris to go look for a house of my own, I have to go back to living with my mum while I try again to sell the flat. I also have my grandparents’ flat that I can use if I don’t want to stay with mum, so all in all, the situation is not too bad, but I hate when plans get canceled!
I have put adds and I know this back to school period may be slow for real estate, so I just have to be patient… not my strong suit…
To see the bright side of things, I will have a lot of time to do personal projects, like work on my blog. It has been a while since I haven’t tried to better my theme, and my design looks very amateur. I need hours to do what a professional would do in moments, but I like to do things myself, so I will do that during September, try a bit of networking too, and maybe look for a few freelancing job, like writing or translation. Bring it on September!