I won’t even say that this has been a busy week because I don’t remember the last time I didn’t have a busy week. Not that I mind, of course! Apart from busy, it has also been very warm all week and it’s apparently going to continue until next Friday… and then, hopefully, we will get proper November weather. Fingers crossed, because I really want to start wearing all my Christmas jumpers.
Fitness-wise, it’s been another great week. I managed the gym 3 times, 1 Pilates lesson and 5 hours on the ice. I love when it works out like that.
Also, I’ve had my Edea
skates for a year now! <3
Work-wise it has been a quiet week, which is quite nice. I have written down some ideas for pre-Christmas lessons but I haven’t decided whether to use them or not just yet. Working with adult students can be really hard at times. And that’s all I’m going to say about it now. :P
I haven’t mentioned it here before but I was offered an opportunity to write some articles for a Czech website that deals with topics of equality (or rather lack thereof). It’s something I’m very interested in and I am so happy to be finally involved in a project like this, it has been a dream of mine for years
! Right now, I am supposed to write 5 articles a month; so far I have sent them about 6 articles and they really liked them! On Friday, I managed to finish my November articles so next week I am going to start on my December ones. I need to get a head start because there is no way I would be able to manage to write all 5 of them in December. I stayed up past 2 am on Friday, which was really tough as I had got up at 4.45 am that day, but I just did so much work that night! I love this kind of work so much!
As I am also currently proofreading a Master’s thesis, I spent a lot of time at the computer this weekend. So on Sunday morning, after finally getting some proper sleep (nearly 8 hours, oh my goodness that felt good!), I wanted to do something else. We ended up decorating the entire kitchen for Christmas with my mum, making Christmas eggnog and also something else which I am not ready to talk about just yet. :P
I will be finishing it on Tuesday and if it goes well (it’s a new recipe and you never know how that may turn out), you will definitely hear about it. And if it doesn’t, you will hear about it anyway, I’m afraid. :)
As for next week: Tuesday is bank holiday. Hopefully it means a good night’s sleep, some baking, skating and working on my articles. On Friday I’m going to go to the cinema with my friend Veronika, we want to see Mockingjay pt.2. And hopefully I can get some more decorating done. Exciting stuff! Now for the gratitude part of this post.
This week I have been grateful for:
1. My grandparents. It would have been my grandpa’s birthday on Thursday. All my grandparents have been gone for years but I feel like I think about them more with each passing year. Especially my maternal grandparents because we lived together with them for a long time when I was a child. I often wonder what they would think about my job and my hobbies. I wish I could ask them. I wish we could spend Christmas together. I still remember how upset I was when I was graduating Uni and so many of my classmates, who were often older than me, had their grandparents there. Despite all that, I know how lucky I am to have known them.
2. People who will not be bullied out of showing love, compassion and empathy to others. Enough said, I think.
3. Instagram. It is such an endless source of inspiration to me! I follow so many interesting people and I love exploring the tags I’m interested in. This week, I discovered thepilatespt‘s account and I can’t wait to try out so many things from there! Next week at the gym is going to be fun. :P I’ve also been all over the #londonchristmas tag because… uh, do I need to explain? I adore this year’s Covent Garden decorations, and all the ice rinks that have already opened look absolutely stunning. Oh, London. <3
What have you been grateful for this week?