It’s been a while since I blogged about myself! I think the last time was when I first started this blog in 2019. I’ve come a long way since then! I’ll make this a short and sweet update of the last few years!
I ended up going to university in Belgium for Social Sciences with an emphasis in Communications, and now I only have 2 semesters left! It’s been rough, trying to stay on top of things, learning how to be a Functioning Adult in a different country, and trying to work part time as an au pair and babysitter.
Soon after my first semester ended, I became an au pair for a wonderful family and lived with them throughout the first year of the p*ndemic. It wasn’t ideal; I think we were all struggling with our mental healths and finding a new balance with everyone being home all the time, but we made it work. Belgium had quite strict lockdown rules at the beginning, and I really felt cooped up. I barely left the house even to go shopping, and I kept my sanity by making a really close-knit group of friends at school. We often got together for dinner to cook food from home and spend time with each other, and (luckily) we all avoided getting sick during that year.
In the spring of 2021, I left my au pair job a few months early to fly home and help my family out during a rough time. I leaned heavily on certain video games like Spiritfarer and My Time at Portia while at home that spring and summer. I was in a bit of a rut during that time, so the days passed slowly, but now that I look back on it, it feels like I blinked and it was suddenly the next school year (this year)!
It’s pretty exciting to be so close to getting my degree. It feels like I’ve been in school for forever. Knowing that I only have 2 semesters left now is making me restless. I’m going to start posting on this blog a little more consistently to keep everyone updated. I want to focus more on having a cozy lifestyle and my hobbies, like gaming. But I’m super excited to start this next stage of my blog here!