Lately, life’s been really busy. Work has picked up a lot. Initially it was mostly planning, but now the deadlines are becoming clearer so it’s getting a bit stressful. The bf always tells me that stress is self-created so I try really hard not to be stressed. At least I try to keep a semblance of my regular routine: gym, walks on the weekend, cooking somewhat healthy food, putting some effort into self-grooming and getting at least 6 hours of sleep. It’s been alright so far.
I was a bit bummed out that the bf will be on a business trip for his birthday and Valentine’s Day. Then I found out I have an evening meeting on Valentine’s Day. Oh well, a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do. But maybe I can find some time to watch a movie in a cinema with a huge box of popcorn and enjoy my own company. I’m trying not to shop for Spring in Oslo just yet. I do have a lot of nice pieces that I’d like to combine with new stuff. But then again, it would be a nice challenge to *not* buy new items but re-use the old ones instead.
I recently remembered that I have to renew my passport. There’s no Malaysian Embassy in Norway so I called up the branch in Sweden. It turns out it will take two months to get it renewed if I did via Sweden. Then I thought I’ll try my luck and called up the branch in London. Turns out I can get a new passport in a day if I went there in the morning.
So, that means I have to travel to London. Now it’s actually a lot of fun to go to London but I’ve been trying to keep my wanderlust in check lately as travelling is kind of expensive and if you keep travelling every few months you just keep breaking your routine, you know?
But, I’m really looking forward to renewing my passport because then I get another 5 years of peace without having to worry that it will expire. That type of peace is priceless especially when you’re an expatriate.