On the other hand, I must say that I really enjoy this new life without social media. Okay, it is not completely without, but just so much less. I'm not really using Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat at the moment and that feels so good. I have the impression that I enjoy life much more this way.
To be honest, in the last few weeks I have even been thinking if I even should continue blogging. I always felt quite excited about writing on here and sharing my life, but lately this feeling has been very absent. But I am not ready yet to make this decision. I do like my blog, it has become very dear to me over the last nearly two years and I don't want to give up on it. However, I don't think I will be posting much in the near future.
I am still in the process of settling in. Galway is a city that makes that very easy. I already found so many new friends and I am out nearly every night, which my body apparently doesn't agree with, because I am just sick again. It feels like my immune system is challenged very hard at the moment and now I have to pay for it. The settling in process relates more to bureaucratic things. It took me quite a while to get the PPS number here in Ireland, I still don't have a bank account, I'm still on emergency tax because registering with the tax office takes so long. And on top of that, I have my new job, which is great. My colleagues are so nice and I really like the work. But I still have to learn new things every day and that can be quite exhausting.
Last weekend, a few of my colleagues and I had to go on a Mountain Skills training in the Burren. It was a horrible weekend to go hiking because it basically was raining, hailing and windy the whole time. And foggy in the end as well. But at least now I know how to use a compass and a map and that's pretty cool!
I really like my new life here in Ireland. Galway is great. If you ever want to come to a place where you can always go for a drink or have a party and find people to do that with, then hop on the plane and come over, because you find that all here! For the first time in the last few years I feel like I am in a place where I fit in. I feel at home here. I did feel home in France and Sweden as well (and Germany obviously), but I always knew I wouldn't be able to stay there forever. Here in Galway, on the other hand, I can imagine to spend the rest of my life. Although we have to see how I feel about that in a few months. ;)
So you see, I am doing really good. I am sorry for not posting much (or anything rather) at the moment, but maybe I get back into it soon and everything goes back to how it was. Until then, I try and post at least more on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat so you can get a glimpse of what is going on in my life.
PS: I have also updated my Twitter and Pinterest usernames and my email address. I decided to change it all to @pattitales. I just feel more comfortable this way, instead of using my blog name. I hope this doesn't confuse anyone.