I can’t believe it is time for another monthly wrap-up! I know that in the month of July, barely anything happened on my blog (so sorry!), but I’ve been too busy completing my Master’s Thesis. And you know what? I’ve finally turned it in on August 1st! I’ll be honest, I’m still feeling slightly hangover from all those months of working on my thesis. For the greater part of July, all I did was writing my thesis for up to 12 hours a day. After writing for weeks on end, I feel as if I’ve run out of words. Anyone else experienced this word-fatique after completing their thesis? I know that this very post is a contradiction in itself. Still, I feel as if I’ve given all my best and now what I’m left with is a basic subject, verb, and object structure.
I’m sure that I’ll start worrying about my thesis defence and my grade soon enough, but for now I’m very proud of what I’ve written. I did my best and, at the end of the day, that’s what truly matters.
After spending three and a half months working on 80 pages, I just don’t know what to do with all the free-time I suddenly have. Isn’t it funny how you’ve got all those amazing ideas whenever you don’t have the time to work on them, but as soon as you’ve got the time, those ideas and the motivation to realize them are gone. Honestly, I don’t feel too bad about not doing anything at the moment. After having spend years chasing one deadline after another, it feels so good to just go with the flow and not to worry too much about ‘having’ to be productive. I will, however, start working on all my ideas soon enough, I promise.
Still, in order to enjoy the summer for a bit, I decided to come up with a summer bucket list for myself.
1. Go a whole day without any technology
2. Take a road trip (to a new town) for a day
3. Visit three new cafés in town
4. Visit three museums
5. Have a LOTR film marathon in a day.
6. Have a TV series marathon with sister
7. Watch a film in cinemas
8. Go for an early morning stroll on a quiet street
9. Leave a note in a library book
10. Read a book in a park.
I know this list isn’t too exciting, but I wanted to keep it realistic and fill it with things I truly enjoy doing. I see no point in creating an ‘adventurous’ summer bucket list solely for bragging purposes on social media while not doing any of the things on the list in reality. I will write a post about those things in depth once I’ve crossed them off of my list.
That’s it, basically. I know that the month of July doesn’t seem all too exciting for you. Then, again, all I did was writing. However, the upcoming months will be more exciting. In September I’ll be in London for two days (Sept 8th – 10th) to celebrate my 30th birthday and on October 20th, I’ll fly to New Zealand and stay there for at least six months.
So stay tuned for my upcoming travel adventures!