Hello. Long time no see. The truth is, in between all that is happening in my life right now, the blog has taken a step back. It is not something I am proud of, as I always loved writing and sharing my story on here but I find it important to remind myself that there is a time for everything. And this summer, living certainly was my priority.
My first ever solo adventure
And now, in less than two weeks I am heading out for my big adventure. I am going to Bali! And yes, I know, going to Bali in your twenties might not be the most innovative idea out there. However, ever since I quit my day job a year ago, I knew I wanted to do something like this. The timing never seemed quite right before and when I finally had the opportunity to do it, I spontaneously booked the trip.
So I’ll be spending most of September on Bali – all by myself. I have never done anything like this before. I have gone on small adventures in Europe on my own (and didn’t like it that much to be honest) but never on that big a scale. I have never been on a long haul flight. Never traveled for more than 6-7 hours. I’ve never been away for more than three weeks. Let alone without anyone to keep me company.
I am not someone who always has to be surrounded by other people. In fact, I thrive on my own. But doing this? It scares me. I have heard so many people say that Bali is the perfect destination for your first big solo adventure as it’s relatively safe, rather touristy and has good internet access all over the island. So that certainly also influenced my decision to go there. And yet, I cannot stop wondering about what the trip will evoke in me. I do hope I find answers on Bali.
About Work and University
Actually, within the past few months, work has taken over my life. My agency has slowly picked up pace and I am currently working together with a number of really cool clients on their social media. When I launched the agency at the beginning of summer I didn’t know whether it would eventually turn into a real thing but I was lucky (and hard-working) enough to score some good deals that allow me to be creative and make an impact.
The thing is, though, that in a few weeks I’ll have to go back to University to finish my master’s degree and currently I am struggling to see where I can fit in studying, writing papers and attending seminars. I always said the masters will not be my priority but I find it extremely difficult to take a step back and do it more slowly.
My Fitness Journey
Who would have thought, but 2019 is the year I finally found my passion for fitness. It’s not that I used to be super lazy. I always used to work out, try different things and stick to somewhat of a routine. But this year I really got it right. I have been very consistent with my workouts throughout the entire year, giving myself breaks when I need it and jumping right back into it after. And it feels good. To be connected with my body again. To be moving and getting to know myself on a deeper level. And coincidentally also my mental health has never been better than this year. So far at least.