I have been keeping a rather long radio silence since my last entry. But somehow for quite a long period each time I’d start writing an entry it would end unpublished as a draft or would be scrapped right away. So here we go again.
In 2017 I made a couple of New Year resolutions, and while it took a while for me to kick into gear on those promises, I’m making progress one step forward at a time and continuing to make good on those resolutions in 2018. Well kind of.
Me and change as a rule do not mingle in the same social circles. So for any change to really happen and become a real part of my life I need to put some hard effort and a good deal of planning. Afterwards, it doesn’t matter all that much if I stick to plan or not, if things turned out the way I wanted or not, but as long as I had the change planned/anticipated all would be more or less OK. Otherwise I might just run and hide in my personal shell of denial until… until forever 😀 or until change kicks me right into my head and forces itself upon me.
Resolution No.1. Make more of vacation time. Like take at least 2 short breaks, buy some cheap flight tickets and go exploring Europe (for now), or take a weekend at a SPA center, etc. I know, I know this does not seem like a rocket science or anything, but for me this is a rather big leap forward in a way that I promised myself that each time I want to go somewhere or do something, if I can make it happen, I will make it happen. And I am making good on that promise. So money and vacation time aside, whenever I have a cartoon style ‘light-bulb over my head’ moment, I act on it.
Last year it was a brilliant idea to go to London and have a mini friends gathering there, with 3 of us making a trip from Vilnius, 1 joining us from Ireland and a couple of friends living in London playing some sort of hosts to us. Ah, would repeat that awesome experience any time 🙂 Then in early November when I caught myself complaining all the time on how miserable this murky weather was making me, I treated myself to a long weekend at SPA center with lots of pampering and all the stress and worries forgotten after the very first round of massages and mud applications.
For this year a count down till trip to Berlin in late April is already on. Plans for Dublin in early autumn is already in the making. Still need to plan a longer vacation for summertime and decide whether to treat myself to some all inclusive or similar touristy trip, or treat myself to a 2 week stay at a sanatorium or some SPA. But for this type of vacation I first need to get an OK for dates from my very very busy manager and overworked colleague who covers me during such longer periods. Sigh.
Resolution No.2. Say ‘Yes’ to more things/ideas I would normally dismiss. No, I’m not going to bungee jump or do anything real crazy. It’s more like saying yes to some activities I have been automatically dismissing as ‘not for me’. Say recently I went to opera, and while I can still say now with refreshed conviction that it ain’t for me, I did see a nice performance and even enjoyed parts of it. Hey, I even have a dating app account now 😀 with some fun and not so much results – still on a fence if I like this way for meeting people or not.
Have a nice day.