Change of Pace

Change of Pace

It’s been a while since I posted something on here other than a monthly review. So I figured now is the perfect time for a little update.

The first half of my year was crazy. I didn’t really travel anywhere (well, except Florida, cause who doesn’t love the beach, right?), which was way different than what I was saying this time last year. Instead, I was busy working 4-5 jobs, saving up for the next season I knew was coming. I had 4 am wake ups most days and often went right to bed as soon as I got home from teaching another afterwork yoga class or playing soccer. I spent most weekends recovering to get ready to do it all over again.

Let’s just say, I’ve had a little change of pace.

I quit my jobs, packed up my life, and now am hanging out in Europe. And I think I might be going crazy.

Don’t get me wrong. Europe (or Italy more specifically) is great. I adore Europe.

But after being used to the crazy work weeks and the constant “go”, I am not quite sure what to do with myself.

For the first week I was here, I slept — a lot. It was like body realized I didn’t have to keep up insane hours anymore and decided it wanted to catch up on all the sleep it had been gypped of the past few years.

One of my former coworkers happened to be in Spain around the same time I arrived in Europe so after a week of sleeping, my fiancΓ© and I took a long weekend over 4th of July to visit him and see northern Spain. Which was awesome! And you’ll see a blog post on soon. πŸ˜‰

But after the weekend was over, back in Italy things returned to my normal – which, I wasn’t even sure what that looked like now. I couldn’t drive since I don’t have an automatic car. I’m visiting my fiancΓ© who is stationed here, and he doesn’t live within walking distance of much. To prevent getting cabin fever hardcore, I’m taking all the extra time I now have to focus on things that I’ve been ignoring for quite a while. Like:

  • My personal yoga practice. It can be hard to fit a practice in when you are always the one teaching.
  • Italian. I’m here for now, so might as well try to learn the language, right? Please halp.
  • New skills. Not entirely sure what this will be yet — could be learning new yoga teaching methods, coding, martial arts… any suggestions?
  • Blogging! Tada! Of course, this had to be on the list.

As soon as I get stick shift down, I guarantee I’ll be doing a lot more exploring. Until then, I’m trying to learn how to take things a little more slowly than I’m used to.

P.S. If you have any suggestions for good books or Netflix series, I would love to hear them!

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