I’ve been living abroad since 2014, which has meant fewer vacations for me since I’ve mainly flown to Finland whenever I’ve been having a break. Living an unstable life all the time is really consuming and prevents me from planning vacations or basically anything in advance.
Even though I’ve always been a hard worker, this year has been beyond anything I’ve ever done before. From January to June I was studying 150% pace opposed to normal 100% studying schedule just to make sure I can graduate in 2019. I took a couple of vacations during the semester which in the end caused some extra stress. Then I worried about work the whole spring. Thankfully I got a job in June and spent the whole summer working. Then it was time to go back to Sweden in September and keep up with studying, working, and doing my own projects. Next, I should find a good thesis topic and start planning the spring. Obviously, it’s going to be a busy one.
I still have two trips left to Sweden in December and then a short “break” before January. It always takes time to plan and book the trips, not to mention that I have to put everything else on hold for those couple of days since it takes almost a whole day to travel from Helsinki to Jönköping.
Right now I’m just going to focus on wrapping this semester up in a nice Christmas themed gift wrapping paper and trying to manage my ordinary working schedule, workouts, sleep, and social life.
I love traveling like most the people. I try to take small breaks every now and then, even a weekend getaway can do the job (usually it’s just me doing my job during my vacations). What I really want for the year 2019 is to have even one vacation when I can fully relax and forget all the to-do’s and deadlines and just enjoy the life that I’ve been given.
Maybe I'll book one after my graduation, any suggestions for the destination?