I think I just might be on the way to getting my morning routine back. (When I first wrote this sentence the helpful autocorrect changed what I typed to “mourning routine”, perhaps that is a sign? :) )
In today’s post I thought it might be interesting to look back through my Amazon purchase history and write a bit about a few things that I’ve purchased that have either made my life better or more enjoyable. Perhaps I’ll also throw in a few things that turned out the other way as well.
Welcome to Saturday! I hope your week has been above average to exceptional!
It has been a bit since I’ve done a recap of how my “2019 goals” are going. The biggest reason for not updating you was my being in Budapest for a month, which provided me with afairbitofcontent. However that isn’t the only reason… the other reason is that some of these things have really been a struggle, or I’ve become a bit complacent and have convinced myself from time to time to skip/ignore some of them.
At any rate, it’s time to face the music. Part of why I wanted to start blogging again was for the accountability that it provides. As a possibly somewhat vain human I find that putting my work, and the things that I’m working on out in the public, provides a good source of “encouragement” to actually do the things!
So, with no further ado, let’s dive into the list of things I’ve set out to work on this year.
It’s been a full week. Of course most weeks are full of something, so I guess that isn’t too far out of the ordinary, but this week in particular has felt filled to the brim with moving, catching up, prioritizing tasks, wishing I could get more accomplished in a day... basically I’ve been “running just to catch my breath.”
Oh well, I guess that’s the way a week of transition tends to go. I’m not mad about it, just feeling a tad overwhelmed at the moment. :)
Ok... lets see, what all do I need to put in this post? I think the main thing to cover is the last weekend in Budapest and the trip home.
The Central Market Fiasco
The Central Market is said to be a must visit location if you’re visiting Budapest. Since the beginning of my stay in Budapest I knew that I wanted to get down there. In fact I made plans to do just that several times.
I’m listening to The Four Seasons performed by Gil Shaham & Orpheus Chamber Orchestra . Every time I hear it I am immediately transferred back to high school days when I would listen to a cd of this with my headphones on while trying to write a paper.
I’ve started this post a few times today and nothing has felt right enough to stay just yet. I don’t know if this one will or not.
Sure, let’s go with it. I don’t want to be here all night. :)
Well, the time is almost here… Monday I make the “rewind trip” from Budapest back to Virginia.
It’s definitely time. I’ve enjoyed my time here, seen a lot of interesting things, and eaten some good food, but I am also looking forward to getting back to “real life.”
No matter where I am in the world, there are things that have to be put on pause until I get home, or things that just don’t work as well from a half a world away. It’s time to get back to those things.
But first, let’s talk a bit about this past week in Budapest!
Welp, it’s time for the week three “Budapest 2019” wrap up post.
This post will summarize what I did during the past week, and I’ll also talk through an issue that I had while videoing the Hungarian Parliament at night and what I did about it.
I’m late writing this post again, lately I’ve struggled to write throughout the week, even though that is the way that I would like the process to go. It is much more relaxing when a blog post can evolve over a couple of days. My inability to focus on writing may also have something to do with not having a good cup of coffee in over three weeks now.
At any rate, let’s go ahead and get into things. Here is what I did over the past week.
So... I was going to come up with something pithy and beautiful to write about this week, but alas I have entered the eleventh hour once again, and I don’t have such a post ready. That means that this post will once again be a summary of my week here in Budapest.
Let’s start right after the blog post published last week.
Saturday actually turned into a “do all the things I skipped for a week” kind of day. Because I flew Friday and arrived and crashed on Saturday the week before and wasn’t sleeping properly the rest of the first week, I had a bunch of little things that needed to be done last Saturday. I decided instead of heading out early I would instead stay here at the apartment, finish my chores, and then head out.