Today has been my last day in Wales, and, my last day in my own home ***sigh***.
Tomorrow morning I will be returning to Madrid, and my house will soon have a tenant moving in.
As it is my last day, I thought I should reflect back upon the last few months, and how I feel right now (just for my own record, if nothing else)!
I will firstly state that it feels surreal to be going back to Madrid. It actually feels as though I am moving to a strange city, rather than a place I have lived in for two years! I know why though. These last few months in Wales have been busy for me, extremely productive and of course lots of fun! Being in Wales this time has been somewhat different, because I feel I have achieved so much, and, so much has changed.
I have been working for a political party, and have thoroughly enjoyed the work too! Being a political researcher and a trainee journalist allowed me to put my skills and brain to good use, and because I haven’t felt that way in a long while, it felt good. I also met some interesting, intelligent, supportive, kind and humorous individuals whilst working, and I learnt so much from them.
I also managed to finally organise renting out my house to a tenant!! Yipppeeeeee!! This was another skill tester, and I am pleased to say, I passed! My home of eight years will soon be someone else’s to enjoy as much as I have.
I have finally finished up all the odd jobs in my home too, of course I did have help from others too! In fact as I write this, I have only just completed all the required jobs! Thank God, the angst and frustrations of trying to finalise everything are now over!!
I have cleared out everything from my house, it is as bare as, well, God knows! I have got rid of clothes, glassware, food, appliances – practically even the kitchen sink! It’s weird to see my home so, well, damn empty!
I have had much needed time to spend with family and friends, and I can tell you, I have had fun. I’ve been out to some lovely places, spent some money, ate and drank far too much and basically thoroughly enjoyed myself.
I have also made some new friends too, which I think is pretty good going, considering I have only been back in Wales a few months!
Oh, also celebrated my Birthday – albeit on the actual day I was completing some of those dreaded house chores.
Not to mention actually getting the opportunity to see flourish a most glorious Springtime. You can’t really beat the countryside in Wales.
I still have to finalise my suitcase packing – 20kgs isn’t much for anyone to contend with.
So I shall say goodnight to you all, as I now also need a drink (an alcoholic beverage) if you couldn’t already guess 🙂