Half-assed but with love
Friday, Jul. 15, 2022 - 9:16 pm.

I'm traveling to my home country in a week, next Saturday. As usual, everything turns into a mess before my trip.

Work is piling up, my diary is filling up for next week. I have an application for an application (for real!), and deadlines are next week. I hate working on a deadline, and worse, imposed by other people and on a ridiculous short notice. I prefer to do my tasks with plenty of time ahead, thanks. I guess that's working with other people.

I don't have the mind to write anything right now. But things are OK overall. Last night we went to a puppet show, organized by our uni for uni workers and their families. It was a luxury, I tell you, seeing this puppet show. The uni earned a lot of points with Andrew and me (him as a newly hired employee).

This show comes from a brilliant TV show that raised a generation or two. It's a huge deal here and in other countries. We walked to the uni gym, a few blocks from our apartment. We had food from a food truck, we fed a hungry dog, and attended the show with friends. We laughed so much and cried a bit. We came home afterwards and we noticed we hadn't felt so relaxed and so not-tired in a long time.

Right now, though, I'm thinking about packing and taking it easy to return to work with a clear mind on Monday. I'm doing some self-care and not focusing on work over the weekend, though maybe I'll regret it in a few days. But see, Andrew and I have started talking about finding a house, and we're also more keen on getting out and getting some air. We have a few plans for the weekend in that regard. As much as I enjoy it, I don't want my work to suck up the rest of my life.

I'm also not sure if I'll be able to update again before I travel. I'll try of course, even if it's just to leave in a half-assed entry like this one. It's still written with love, though!

Stay safe.

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