I hope you are all healthy, safe, and hopefully vaccinated.
Do you still remember me? It has been months, I know. I’m a terrible blogger.
I think about blogging almost every day, but then life happens, and I never manage to write anything. You see, I love writing, but it is not something that comes naturally to me, meaning I have to kind of force myself to do it. Not that I hate it or anything, I’m just a super lazy writer. Does that make any sense? Probably not. Anyways, I better just get on with it instead of just making excuses for my absence.
I have so many updates that I’d like to share, so I’ll just leave you with a list.
This is not really an update as I’ve been working for this company for two years now. I’m still working for a social media platform (Sorry I can’t tell you which), doing content moderation, which means I basically spend my shifts watching videos and seeing things I’d rather not see, but someone has to do it, right? Thank God I have a very strong stomach, though.
I will explain why in a second but I’m exclusively working the night shift right now, from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. You’ll probably think “poor you” but I actually prefer to work nights, so it’s all good.
I am finally finishing my degree, which I have either been slowly doing or putting off since 2011. I feel like a geriatric student at this point, as most of my colleagues is either 18 or early 20’s. Thankfully, due to covid and online learning, I don’t really have to interact with anyone besides the professors. I’m taking my two final courses (Related to my minor in English) and I cannot wait to finally be done with it.
Surprise, surprise. I have decided to finally do something about my dream of being a doctor, so I am (very) slowly climbing the health professional ladder. I’m now studying to be a Nursing Assistant. I have started the course in April and will be finishing and starting my internship in August. I am absolutely loving to learn about anatomy and have been studying super hard. I hope to get into nursing school next September. This is why I’ve been working nights as I have classes on Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 2pm to 6 pm.
We have moved! We have rented a bigger house with a huge backyard as it was becoming quite crowded with both of us working from home full time. We finally have a guest room, which is basically my office, full of my stuff but with a sofa bed that can sleep two people. Rui got the garage which is big and comfortable. He calls it his man cave but it’s also the place where we store whatever we don’t use and can’t fit in the house as well as all the farming tools my husband keeps purchasing because according to him, he absolutely needs them. In his defense, we have a big ass backyard and new lawn which needs to be trimmed or mowed or whatever you do to lawn lol. Anyways, we are all happy with our new place, but we have to try very hard to ignore nosy neighbors (me), stray cats pooping all over our garden (Rui) and the neighbors’ chickens who jump into our property when they’re feeling suicidal (Rosa).
4. More Work
So apparently, I was feeling like I was not busy enough, so I have decided to go back to tutoring part time. One of my favorite things to do in the whole wide world is to tutor kids and help them pass their university admission exams and I miss it terribly, so I have found myself a couple of students.
I have been doing intermittent fast and eating a low carb, low sugar (processed), plant-based diet for the past month and a half. I have had many cheat days, hard days, and times when I have wanted to stuff myself full of chocolate, but I have managed to somehow keep it up most days. It is NOT easy at all, but I try to think of the benefits and about how happy I’ll feel once I have lost the weight. I think that it helps that I still eat whatever I want if I go out to dinner or to a party because it makes me feel less deprived or frustrated.
I have just realized that this will have to be a two-part post, because I’m not yet done with my updates and this is getting long enough already. I’ll be back soon with part two.