January 16th, 2008
I haven’t been paying much attention to this blog lately, have I! It’s because I’m getting ready to leave for Buenos Aires! Hooray! I can’t wait.
This year has started out in a very relaxing way, especially due to the fact that all of my clients in Italy were on vacation for the first week of January. Which gave me some much needed rest.
I spent last week doing a steady string of translation work that was just the right pace – I could have taken on more intense work, but I had a bad cold, and this was just perfect. This week is a little slower, because I had to miss out on a few jobs Monday and Tuesday, due to being up in Vancouver to help with a Tango class, and not having much internet access. But I was doing something I love, which is what matters. All the same, I am grateful for the non-stressful start to the year.
I showed my apartment last night to a potential subletter who, as it turns out, just moved here from Milan, where she lived for 14 months! I hope she takes it. I told her if she did, I’d leave my Italian books out so she could read them and practice.
I love my schedule. It’s a little irregular because it’s freelance, so sometimes I have to power my way through a few days and nights, and other times I can sleep at night and work on it during the day. It just depends. But having the freedom to have this be my only job is really great. I have time for other things, like Tango. I’m performing tonight actually, and it will be fun.
So that’s what’s going on in my life right now, as you can see I have a lot to be grateful for. I’m sure I’ll be inspired soon to write something else. For now I’m going to focus on packing up things in my room to store in our handy storage space in my apartment building, and on packing for Argentina. I’m going to focus on being excited. And yes, I will blog from there. I always find Italian references down there so you know you’ll hear from me.