What I’m doing now

The end of my Japanese adventure

As I briefly mentioned in my previous update, my stay in Japan has come to an end after completing my PhD. It’s been almost 4 years of ups and downs, crazy experiences, wonderful memories, and lots of lessons learned, which I’ll try to compile in a future post. Even though last month I said goodbye to Japan, half of my life is still there. So it may be just a “see ya later!

Settling in to Switzerland

Last week I arrived in Lausanne, Switzerland, my new home. Coming from Spain—I spent last week there visiting family—I need to stay in quarantine for 10 days. Covid-year routine. Today is day 6. I can’t wait to get out and start exploring. It feels weird to be in a completely new location without being allowed to get out of my room. 

Reflecting on turning 30

I’ve been reflecting a lot throughout the past year. A lot more than usual. I’ve been thinking and journaling about what I want my life to look like in the upcoming decade. Today is my 30th birthday and it is time for me to start putting together all the different pieces of this improved life I’ve been fantasizing about. I know life will keep throwing me into unexpected twists and turns. And I think I’m ok with that. 

Finding my own place

One of those pieces will be to build a place I enjoy living in. I don’t want this new experience to feel temporary. Even if after six months or a year I decide to move again. 

So one of the first things I need to do as soon as I can get out is to find my own apartment. Everyone says finding an apartment in Switzerland is a struggle that could take from 2 to 6 months. We’ll see how it goes. For now I’m temporarily staying in an Airbnb. I don’t think I’d mind staying in different places, experiencing what’s like to live in different neighborhoods for short periods of time until I find an apartment I really like. No one is traveling these days anyways and people are willing to give out discounts. 

Revamping the blog

I know I’ve said this more than once. But now I have a plan. Sort of. 

I will be posting regularly for the next 13 weeks. That is what’s left until the end of the year: a blog post a week. Most of them, I presume, will be in Spanish. So I apologize in advance if you were hoping for more posts in English (anyone?). But if you’d really like to have them in both languages, send me an email here. I may consider translating them if enough people are interested. 

If I manage to post regularly until the end of the year, I will grant myself permission to redesign this website, which I don’t really like.

If I don’t, it might be the end for the blog. 

Stay safe and remember to keep PLAYING.
Vivir es urgente.
David

Last update: October 3, 2020.

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