Infinity Dreams Award

I’ve got nominated for the Infinity Dreams Award by Fangirls on the Road.


  • List seven dreams. They can be personal or website related.
  • Nominate seven other bloggers/authors/dogs for this award and notify them.

During a walk in the countryside, I had the opportunity to think about my dreams. Well, I have plenty of dreams, but I don’t want to share the too personal ones with everyone. Anyhow, here are my seven dreams.

1.Graduate from University.

This upcoming week, my second to last semester at Univ. starts and I’m excited and terrified. This winter term will be (hopefully!) my last semester of taking seminars before writing my Master’s thesis in the summer. There is still one big exam left before I can focus on my thesis and it frightens the bejeesus out of me.

I’ll be honest, I’m glad my Univ. time is soon over. I had a fantastic time at Univ and met many amazing people, some of which became my best friends, but it is time for a change. I need to move on in life and that includes an end to Univ life.

2.Revisit New Zealand

I’m in the middle of planning and saving money for a backpacking trip to New Zealand in late 2016. Nothing is settled yet, but I do everything I can to make it happen. The biggest issue is money and finding the time to sqeeze as much work in between Univ seminars as possible. In other wotds, money determines the length of my stay in NZ. Best case scenario: I’ll go to NZ around Oct. 2016 for at least six months with a Work & Travel visa. Worst case scenario: I’ll go to NZ for a maximum of four weeks with a regular tourist visa. Either way, a trip to NZ  same time next year is one of my biggest dreams.

3.Visit my birth country

I haven’t been to Uzbekistan ever since my family moved to Germany 26 years ago. Lately, I’ve caught myself looking up affortdable hotels in the capital Tashkent (close to were I was born). I’ve also caught myself being obsessed with Soviet culture & history. I don’t know when it’ll  happen, but for the first time in my life I’m actually considering to visit Uzbekistan.

4.Do my PhD

This is something I’m very reluctant to admit, but I want to try working on a PhD degree after completing my Master’s. However, I’m not sure if I want to pursue an academic career. If I’ll do a PhD degree, it’ll be mostly just for myself, trying to see if I can manage this challenge. And lets be honest, my inner nerd would be excited to be able to call itself Dr. PencilPhilosophy someday.

5.Publish a graphic story/ graphic novel

Even though I’ve departed from the path of pursuing an art career a long time ago, a part of me can’t let go of it completely. I don’t think I’ll ever pursue a freelance career in arts, but I’d love to be able to make some money with my art someday. I’ve been working on two graphic stories/graphic novels for a while now (one is a collaboration with a friend), However, a lack of time prevented me from working on these two stories more seriously. Someday, maybe when I’m done with Univ and have more time.

6.Switch to self-hosting my blog someday

It took me a while to find a theme for my blog and I’m still at the beginning of my blogging journey with Pencil Philosophy, but someday, with enough people showing interest for my blog, I’d love to take the next step and switch over to

7.Travel more

Ok this is not too different from no. 2 and no. 3, but hey, if I weren’t obessed with travelling, this wouldn’t be a blog about travelling. There are so many places I want to explore and see for myself rather than reading about it on other travel blogs, My current top 5 wishlist consists of the following countries (excluding New Zealand and Uzbekistan): Sweden, Samoa, Australia, Canada, Argentina.

I don’t think I’m able to come up with 7 other bloggers for my nomination, but here we go: thegeekyburrow, mylamalinalda, and gekitsu


5 thoughts on “Infinity Dreams Award

  1. thank youu! 😀 done!

    also, nice dreams you have there. i totally get the love-hate relationship with academia between dreams 1 & 4. uni is great because it’s just for learning stuff. uni also sucks because you have to do all these other things, such as taking exams. an academic life would be amazing because it puts knowledge front and centre. it would also suck because of how formulaic it is, and how badly society is geared towards rewarding non-9–5-work with a liveable income.

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