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…

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…

6/56 Oops, I forgot myself

Yesterday, on my most lazy day, I realized that for just a few days I had forgotten about my good habits, and my body and mind where reminding me of that. I felt confused of course, without any energy, feeling fatter already, my back was starting to ache again, my stomach got cramps, and had…

5/56 Crashed on a sunny day

Today I had so many different little moments with many different big feelings. I cleaned the house, and fell suddenly so much better. And it was a full sunny day! Not a shower! You already know I’m not particularly hungry for the sun, but obviously the cats were. They had a lot of meetings in…

4/56 Being philosophical about it

Today I just took my time to relax and mainly slept all day. In my waking hours, I had some crazy thinking of course, now that all the possibilities are opened to me, and have to ponder all of them. I thought again about what a couple of people told me 4 days ago, upon…

Once upon a September

Here again with another monthly “best of”. Hard to believe the year is flowing away so fast! I have no doubts about the highlight for this month: my sister Irene came to Galway. She is going to stay with me for 6 weeks, while attending an English language course. I started perceiving a mix of…

Once upon a May

I am very late for this best of the month, but here I am with the best of May! It was for sure a busy one, mentally and physically speaking. My parents came to Galway for a week, but I’ll talk about this in another post. I get on very well with my family from…

Once upon a March

Hi everyone, I hope you all noticed a few things to be grateful for during the month of March. Here are mine: The Ha’Penny Vintage and Craft Market at the Grand Social in Dublin. I took part to it during St. Patrick’s weekend, and it was my first market this year. And it couldn’t be a…

Every Irish sings

This is a little story about music. This is a little story about Irish people and music. I was in a small beautiful town here in Ireland, Ballina, at the Salmon Festival last summer, and at the end of a cheerful day I ended up in the beer garden of a pub with a bunch…

BEFORE I DIE …

In a street close to my house there is this interesting wall, where everyone can share his own thoughts: The question is: What do you want to do before you die? Reading the answers is always interesting and fun. The wall gets cleaned regularly, but in a few hours gets filled with new words. For…