Waking up in South Africa, falling asleep in Dubai. This is my life now. It feels that days are flying by like minutes, yet sometimes they seem to drag on for an eternity. It is strange to be wide awake at 2am looking at the ceiling, and then not being able to get out of bed till 4pm the next day. I guess I was used to having a routine or being certain of what might happen in a day or two. Not anymore. The other day I found out I have flight to Johannesburg and I got so excited. Although last minute notice, I immediately researched what I have to see while I'm there and boy, did it exceed my expectations. I had the most wonderful 24 hours there, one hour of sleep and memories to last me for years to come.
I can't believe I haven't posted here in a month. Oh but but how did I miss blogging. As you can imagine I was so busy with college that I barely had time for anything else but now it's over and I can officially say I am starting the exciting life of a flight attendant. I already had my first two flights and the emotions are hard to describe. It's all so different from when you're reading or learning about things to when you're putting your knowledge into practice. But I am so excited about all the challenges and adventures ahead. I know there's gonna be hard times and there's gonna be 'pinch me am I dreaming?' times as well. What I have noticed so far though is that everything feels rushed, I need to get used to this pace of life that I am going to be constantly on the go. I was laying in my hotel room yesterday in the afternoon and I couldn't fall asleep because I knew I have just an hour to nap before I have to get ready. So that is a bit stressful but I am sure with time I will get adjusted to this new rhythm.
As much as I wish I could write here more often, it is simply not possible with my current lifestyle. I am sleeping around 5 hours a day, living up the weekends and studying hard during the week. It is all so very close and I have 3 more weeks of studying to do before I start flying. The way I used to blog in Germany was very different and I always tried to find time for that but here I have different priorities. I really don't want this blog to die, as it is so precious to me and I will try to post as often as I can but I simply cannot devote as much time as before. I see there are people from all over the world, maybe randomly maybe not coming to visit my blog and see if there are any new posts so I hope you guys understand and appreciate my honesty. That does not mean I am not going to blog, it just won't be very constant. I really wanna start working out as well as I feel that I haven't been eating the healthiest food lately, but as you can imagine bad diet habits and studying go hand in hand. Anyway, I am sorry for rambling about these random things. I just wanted to give you a little insight into how everything is going.
Hello beautiful souls. I hope you are all doing well! I had a long and lazy weekend and just came back from the pool in our building and wanted to share these photos with you right away. It is the first time I worked with a Lithuanian designer but I am so grateful Greta the founder of Greta Velgun reached out to me offering to try her pieces. Now I won't lie, whilst growing up I thought linen is a material for traditional clothes (at least in Lithuania) and adults or elderly people only would willingly want to wear it. Of course, with time I changed my mind. I realised that it is really comfortable, beneficial for your skin and also very sustainable. Also this spring it was in most stores as an 'it' fabric, even where I worked as well. So it kinda has grown on me and I have been really loving it in the last year. Considering the 40+ and over temperatures here in Dubai it's just a staple piece in my closet at the moment. If I could choose my favorite color to wear it would have to be white. I do love black and other colours a lot as well, but there is something about white that really reflects my personality and I just love wearing it. Especially in the summertime, aka my favorite time of the year. I think I don't have to explain why.
Today's that one day of the year that I don't particularly like - my birthday. I just have a thing one week before my birthday where I literally cannot understand what's going on with me. It's as if the Universe is trying to test my limits and capabilities and God knows it feels as though I am walking on a tightrope. But then again it might just be me. It was a rough couple of days but I am better now. I received so much love from family and friends today, passed my exam (only 4 more weeks of school till I start flying!) and just generally was surrounded by nice energy. I have a good feeling about this year, no particular goals just trying to live in the moment. I have learned a lot ever since I moved out at 17 but now I am getting more and more experience, which is absolutely invaluable. I wouldn't want to change a thing. As much as I love being in a comfortable shell of my own, nothing kicks me out of it more than going out, living and experiencing as much as I can. It is sometimes uncomfortable, sometimes forced, but it is always enriching. And that is how I feel today with these 22 years of experience under my belt - rich from within.
Friday is officially the first day of the weekend in Dubai, so I was so happy to sleep in today and not worry about college or exams for a little bit. I passed two exams yesterday and watched the soccer semi-final Germany against France when I came home. So gutted Germans didn't win! I always support the German team for some reason (well actually because I love Germany haha), but I'm not even into sport really?! Enough small talk. So I spent most of the afternoon cleaning, doing laundry, doing tons of homework (more exams next week yay), and just enjoying my day off. I thought that it'd be nice to show you guys my apartment, as I finally settled in. Well more or less anyway. I still need a few more things for my room/kitchen but I will get those once I start traveling. Kinda crazy to think I've already lived here for 3 weeks. Time flies when you're busy doing what you love.