Interview & changes

Recently, the Italian expat website “Voglio Vivere Così” interviewed me. They asked me interesting questions about my move to Ireland and my life here. Between the time of the interview and the publishing, a few months passed. I was thinking of how many things have changed in this couple of months. For example, I had…

56/56 Tis the day

A recap on my eviction journey. Today was the deadline to leave the old house. As you could see reading this journal, it took way less to find a new place. This was due to a mix of anxiety, adaptability, luck, and collaboration between me and my housemate. How am I feeling now? Well, let’s…

33/56 Friendly words

Sometimes, during tough times, people who you think are far from you and your experiences, can surprise you with just a sentence. Sometimes the most simple thing can be the most powerful. The most powerful words are the ones that hit the target without having being uttered with any intention. A couple of weeks ago,…

25/56 Moved – and giveaway winner

Couldn’t keep up with my journal in the last few days because I was living in between the old and the new place, and the internet had already been moved. We finished moving yesterday, thanks to all the beautiful people who helped me. And I’m writing on an empty stomach, since I couldn’t go shopping…

19/56 The good spirits

I’ve always been sure that there is somebody looking over me in the most critical times of my life. I’m also pretty sure of who this spirit is. I don’t believe in a God, but I’m sure there is some kind of energy in the world, dedicated to every one of us. It can manifest…

18/56 Home & Neighbours

Most of what made it so enjoyable living in this house, was the relationship with my neighbours. This home is part of a block of 5 houses, all sharing the same back garden. I wouldn’t meet any neighbours during winter, but summer turned the garden into a friendly meeting point. I remember when I moved…

17/56 To risk or not to risk?

I have left a bit of suspence yesterday. I was silent, and today I can talk again. We got a new accommodation!!! As it usually happens, all buses were passing at the same time yesterday for me and my housemate. We had a perfect house landlord who had to choose by today between us and…

14/56 Too much empathy

One of the things that this experience is teaching me, is that too much empathy is not good. At first, I worried for me and all the other neighbours in my situation. Really imagining their thughts, their stress, their worries. Then I found the two potential housemates, and I was worried because one of the…

13/56 Keeping my beautiful cool demeanour

I remember when I got my first job in Dublin, and I didn’t like it at all. On the first day, I left the office in tears, feeling depressed and in a totally uncomfortable zone. Then I got into the working routine. I still didn’t like it, but things had turned quite decent. Once, at…

12/56 From house to home, and back

When you decide to change your lifestyle, then you achieve that goal, and get used to it, it’s not easy to go back to what was before. This is what is happening to me. I got used to live on my own, to have my spaces, to do things at my rythm, to listen only…