Currently | March 2017

It has been a while since I’ve posted one of these „currently“ lists and since I’ve seen some of my favourite bloggers and friends do it, I thought “why not?”. So here we go.

Reading: I’m currently reading way too many books, but the two I reach for more than others are Tolkien’s The Silmarillion and Margaret Atwood’s Maddaddam. I’ll be honest, I’m actually struggling to finish Maddaddam for various reasons, but the constant implied dialogues with the child-like Crakers (by god do they go on my nerves) are the main reason. I’ve loved the first two parts of Atwood’s trilogy Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood, but Maddaddam is a real struggle. As for The Silmarillion, I’m hosting a read-along over on travellinggeekshow.wordpress.com so why not pop over and join me?

Watching: The only new TV series I’ve recently watched was True Detective season one and I’m loving it! Other than that, I’m barely watching TV at all, except for a documentary here and there. These days, I’m re-watching an episode at a time of The X-Files and Criminal Minds on DVD whenever I’m exercising. I’m still lacking the mental courage to start (aka binge-watch) watching all those amazing TV series on my ‘to-watch’ list.

Listening: Oh boy, it has been ages since I’ve found a new album or band. Instead, I’m just listening to those same old tracks on my ipod again and again. Usually, I’m listening to some kind of dub music from New Zealand such as Salmonella Dub:

Creating: The issue with this one is that I’m not doing anything even though I have tons of new ideas, but more on that below.

Feeling: I’ll be honest, I’m feeling slightly lost. After graduating in September and travelling between October and December, I’m now back home applying for jobs. Anyone who has ever experienced a period where they had to apply for jobs knows how frustrating it can be. It is never easy to find a job, regardless of your qualifications, but the longer it takes the more discouraged you get. Part of me knows that I need to do other things apart from writing applications, the other part of me cannot relax unless I’m looking for and writing application (“What if this is THE job and I ruin my chances by not applying!!”). This period of “in-between opportunities” takes time in adjusting. After years of predictability and fixed schedules, this freedom without a known end to it is frightening.

Planning: I try not to plan too much into the future in case I find a job. So, yeah I just live my life from day to day and maybe from week to week at most.

How is your life currently going? Anything new and exciting to talk about? Leave me a comment!

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