Houses, Life and Work
Posted on 2006/10/20 20:11:17 (October 2006).
[20th October 2006]
The original plan was far too optimistic maybe, I wanted to get done with looking for a new house and car by the end of September.
Considering that the whole of that month I was busy traveling around Europe and the World for work, it would have been an impossible task, although I did come close to meet that target.
One month later I have finished my starting deeds, and as of today I am the lodger of a new house in Florence.
The place isn't grand but it does the job, during the weekend I am trying to muster a squad of friends to help me moving the boxes and the stuff that I have piled in my mum's house and if I am lucky I might even start living in the new place by the end of next week.
During the day I managed to bring two boxes full of stuff in the new place and my memory went to the Reading times when apart from the clothes I had barely one box full of things.
Now I have more than fifteen of them, I guess that's life and the process of growing up...
I have been waiting for this moment, there is going to be quite a lot of instability yet, due to the fact that I have to refurbish the place a little, arrange all the furniture, get the ADSL and phone line working and some other administrative points, but the main bit seems to be finished and the track looks downhill from now on.
Of course is downhill before a huge mountain which is what the job represents, I haven't really been able to put my head 100% on that yet, but I said that it would take probably a good year before things are churning away decently.
Yesterday I have had a nice chat with my cousin Matteo. He's 22 and will finish uni in a couple of years. We have been discussing about what he wants to do next, and I see myself seven years ago, when I came back from England with NO IDEA whatsoever of what I wanted to do as well.
He seems to be in the same position, it's quite hard to give advice because he has to find his own way, the fact that he's doing Economics doesn't help because there are so many things that you can do with that degree, and normally, at least in Italy, you have so little knowledge of how a company works and what there is to do...
I have asked myself if I'd like to trade places... Maybe not, I didn't like that period of my life, although I was younger and much more confident about my strengths, dreaming about careers in finance or whatever...
Now I am self employed, I have had my share of experiences (sand kicked in my face, to quote Mr. Mercury) and still I cannot put my finger on what I want to do when I grow up! :D
Oh well, step by step that'll come into view, for the time being I'll simply enjoy the fact that I don't have to look for new houses for a bit!
Well done on securing the flat - at last!! Marvellous news! I hope you have a good view! (In Florence I doubt there are many bad views!!)
Posted by Nigel at 2006/10/20 21:19:53.
The area inwhich I am going to live is not that nice to be honest...let's say that I have a lot of light coming into the flat, this this is good, as for the rest I will have to see once I move there...
Posted by Lox at 2006/10/20 23:09:19.
Pics of the flat, if you please!
Posted by Sheri at 2006/10/21 18:49:55.
Will work something out soon, gimme time to arrange the furniture a little.. :)
Posted by Lox at 2006/10/21 20:15:59.
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