Monday, November 22, 2010

"the world is your oyster"

I have a serious dislike for that saying, hey! It seems like I am told it at least a monthly if not fortnightly or weekly basis.

I think it is ultimately because I struggle making plans. Actually that isn't true. I make lots of plans. Its just that they can all coincide so the consequently become "options" and they are all very interesting and attractive in very different ways, for very different reasons.

Right now I am struggling with te 'decision' of what to fill my life with between the two periods of 24th November -12th December and then again between the 23rd December -28th December. Outside of these dates I know where I am and what I am doing (maybe not so much where I"m living, but at least I know what I am doing - God has so far been exceedingly gracious in sorting out my living arrangements).

Since last week I have been in Manchester again, this time working at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport. I am also working there monday and tuesday this week and then again between 8th-13th December. However from Wednesday this week I'm not really sure what I'm doing. It doesnt help when you get other perfectly valid, awesome sounding ideas thrown at you as well!

So. My ideas so far:

Idea 1.
Work on my French. The most effective way to do this would be to actually be in France, where I would look at volunteering/work for board/accommodation/food and practise converstional french at the same time. I possibly would try and end up in Lyon around the 8th December as well because there is a big festival that occurs there then that would be good to go to.

Idea 2.
Travel around Europe. I have odd places that I would like to go and see (particularly in wintertime). One of those is Venice in Italy. I've always been intrigued by Venice since I read a book about it as a kid, got put off a little bit when learning about it in high school how the canals could smell. But I think it would be pretty cool in winter. Less tourists, less smell. I would also try and visit my friend Rachel in Geneva as well, haven't seen her in about 3 years I think!!

Idea 3.
This idea only got provided today. A good friend from my uni days, Lauren invited me to go to Morocco with her!! I've never been to Morocco before, and had thought recently about going there because the food sounded pretty good! I'm not sure exactly what she is doing there or where so need some more details. She was my life-group leader while I was at Uni so played a big part in mentoring me while I was at uni.

Thats about all my ideas for now. Any advice would be appreciated. :)

1 comment:

  1. they all sound good! Can you do one idea during one break, and another during the other? I have no idea which ones to go for, I absolutely fell in love with France when I went there, so I would say go there! Also, Morocco sounds amazing, as does Venice... I'm really no help, but loving the blogs!