Finally, I managed to break one vicious circle that had been haunting me for 13 years. That’s a lot. A lot of time feeling guilty because of not completing something that so many others managed well enough. A lot of time asking myself whether there was something wrong with me if I couldn’t do it. A lot of time carrying heavy bags around and having trouble with finding a means of transport when I needed to go to distant places. As an introvert, I am not at all keen on asking for help. So, it was such a relief that I finally passed my driving exam. 3rd driving school, 4th exam attempt. 12 years between the first 3 and the last, the successful attempt. I had to ask the examiner if it was really true. It was, it was, it was! I kept smiling for hours but was also super tired and slightly afraid that they might suddenly decide that I didn’t do it after all. It was such a right time because I was about to leave the country for months and months to enjoy my Erasmus exchange. In case of a failure, I would have had quite a hard time planning some more driving lessons and another exam attempt.
1. Own and live in a house.
Well, a huge step forward thanks to finally passing my driving exam. Let’s go shopping for some tools and then get them home by car, not by hand as we are used to!
2. Write AND publish a book.
I was too nervous, tired, busy to write anything. Only translated.
3. Win a major race.
When I got to the office, I slept on the carpet in one of the massage rooms. Then, I had 2 clients and then my going away surprise party, which was less of a surprise thanks to my husband who couldn’t keep it quiet. But it was super nice to see my running friends who really matter to me and who had bothered to organise it! Eventually, I took the late train and ran to the station. Felt quite good but I was a bit too full of sushi.
Photo of the Day
Good luck wishes on the wall of our office kitchen.