I know, I know. It’s been awhile. For someone who wants to work in copywriting/content creation, I sure do have issues with keeping my own blog updated.
I think a lot of it comes from feeling that my life is really mundane at the moment.
I’m working a dead end part-time job that is severely underpaid for what is expected of me. That really doesn’t do much to boost the morale.
(Though it’s not all bad. Some of the kids are pretty sweet like the one who gave me a flower on her last day of class with me.)
Everyday, I look up job ads, and with summer holidays around the corner, there are less and less ads each day. Plus, about 90% of the ads I read, I’m like “Yes, yes, perfect, yes” get to the bottom of the ad “Oh, wait, it’s an internship. Again.” You’d think companies would put that in the title, but nope.
On top of that, the school year is almost over, so that means the few hours I am working are basically over. Bye bye, small measly paycheck for the next three months unless I find something else.
So yes, my life basically consists of staring at my computer, teaching a few hours (though that’s about finished), and walking Elliot. Exciting stuff.
As I have a lot of free time on my hands, I went to the Prefecture last week to make an appointment to renew my titre de séjour (residency card). Though they suggest going 2 months before it expires, remembering how long I had to wait last year, I decided to go 4 months in advance. When is my appointment? In 5 months, and a month after my current card expires. Joy. But at least this year I won’t be sans papiers.
But things aren’t all bad. Next week, we are going to Budapest (with a short trip to Franche-Comté mixed in). We’ll be dropping Elliot off at J’s parents’ (I’m super nervous about leaving him for the first time ever) and then hopping a plane to Budapest.
It’s my first trip somewhere new in years, and J has never been there either. Needless to say, we’re excited.
And a friend is staying at our place in Lille while we’re gone, so no worries there either.
What shouldn’t we miss in Budapest?