Here I come crawling back again. Haven't written in months and I have a feeling that the last things I posted were downers. My life has been very dramatic and I'm at a point where I'm just starting to recover from it. Relationships, travelling back and forth, jobs and finally deciding to move to Brighton. I think I can just rest down here for a bit and then maybe build myself up again or whatever. I'm doing ok.
The school I'm working at now is quite different from the one in Oxford so I'm learning some new things. But it's yet too early to tell how things are going to be like because apparently this place explodes in September when the students come back. I want to see how that's like because at the moment the residence is pretty empty. I live in a room quite close to my office for now. I am supposed to get a flat sometime next month. I am looking forward to that because it's no use getting settled in if you know you're going to move immediately. So once that's in order I'll start creating a home or something. I don't like my room very much. It's alright and all, but stuff is everywhere (again, no need to unpack my stuff) and the window is painted grey so I don't accidentally expose myself or something, because my room is on the ground floor.
I have started taking ukulele lessons so I can finally start playing something that has more than three chords (four and I'm a rockstar, right?). I found a good teacher on top of a massive hill. When I walked there the first time, google maps made it look like a walk in the park... well, there was a park, actually, but after one kilometer of walking at a 30 degree angle. I was spent when I got there! But I learned a lot so I'm definitely going back.! I also took a singing lesson, but the teacher advised me to go to another teacher, because she was a bit intimidated by the fact that I've taken lessons for some years before. But she didn't give me my money back xD So yeah, I'll have to keep looking. I'm already in touch with another potential singing teacher, so I hope that works out.
I'm going to sound a bit cheesy now, but I'm kinda happy to be in this uncertain stage in life. New place, new job, new everything. I've been terrified and felt lonely, but that's just one of those things that grows on you once you start thinking you're all alone and stuff. I can't change the world in day. All I can do is tell everyone that bugs me to chill down, because that's where I am now. Resting in the unknown. At least I'm doing something I like - working with international students. I like indulging in their lives and feeling like you're making a difference and you learn from their cultures. A saudi arabian boy has taught me fascinating stuff about the Grand Mosque in Mecca. Apparently people walk seven laps around a giant cube (Kaba) in the centre. And this morning a russian boy sat down to have breakfast with me and told me that if the weather drops to below -30°C, students under 10 years old don't have to go to school. For the rest of the students, it's if temperature falls below -50°C! And he said that the worst thing you can do is blaming public transport for being late, because everyone else who came on time will of course call bulls*it. And last week I spoke to a German girl about someone in her life being overprotective and we had a good conversation about it and the next day she came back and said she had called said person to come over because she missed that person. So yeah, this is why I'm here.