I recently listened to an episode of the Rich Roll podcast with Gretchen Rubin and it is all about how you thrive and how you react to inner and outer expectations.
This past Wednesday (27th September) a year ago, I had my brain surgery. One of the things I asked my surgeon right after surgery was whether I could still box and do headstands.
I was going to write an ode to public transport, having recently gotten back on the rush hour trains. But today, elections in Germany took place and I am currently watching live streams of the results.
I voted in this election, my first time ever actually voting in a German election. I was torn, like many other Germans, even those living in Germany, on whether it was even worth voting.
I think it is fair to say that it’s been a bit of an odd journey. Though, it was also very good for me, cathartic. I had a lot of time to reflect on the past, work through some things that have been lingering in the back of my mind for years and took a lot emotionally, and think about the things I want to be doing with my time.
This week was busy. Not just lots of stuff to do busy, but people busy. I think I had major social interactions every single day and it was great! And even better was today, where I didn’t talk to anyone and just potted around the house tidying the remnants of the week.
Monday started off with meeting a couple of friends from Doha, who both happen to be back in London as of a month ago! I was great to see them and hope to get together more often again now that we’re geographically in the same area.
Also on Monday, I had another cortisol test and the results weren’t quite as good as last time, but I was told to stop taking hydrocortisone and see how it goes. Yay! (if all goes well weaning me off the pills)
From Wednesday morning to today, we had a full house with friends from Sweden and their 2 year old. For it being a full house, it was rather relaxing. Me not really caring about what I’d find at the end of the week hidden away in cupboards or the general disappearance or misplacements of things were also contributing factors.
Amidst all that, I went for a bunch of job interviews.
I think the coming week will be a little calmer.
This week, I drove to Art Basel with my mum. It was a spontaneous decision we took last week, and since it was such a last-minute trip, we drove there from Fitou, France. It took us about 9 hours there and even more hours back, so we had a lot of time to talk about life and other things.
One topical issue we discussed is related to Brexit. It should be a question, or several, to answer from time to time regardless, but the Brexit thing sure speeds things up with all its uncertainties.