This is the English version of the article “24h non mi bastano” as some of you requested me.
A busy week
It’s Monday again, another week is waiting for me!
I’m already tired only by thinking about it, I have been awake for only 2 hours and I have already had 3 coffees!
Last week was very busy and this one is gonna be even worse…
How can I mentally prepare myself for what’s coming next? Where can I find strengths and time to do everything? God help me as I cannot do everything on my own!
Lavoro e hobbies
When I was in Italy, without a job, without goals for my future and with a lot of free time available, I struggled to fall asleep in the evening. My only thought was finding a job and even though I used to send tens of CVs every day, I did not receive any call back for an interview.
Struggling to fall asleep became a big problem, I used to moan about it with my mum and kept telling her: “In the evening, when I go to bed, I am not tired! I feel like I haven’t achieved anything today, how can I fall asleep if my mind is always working?”
I have been in England for 3 and a half years now and I can say things have changed a lot!
- I have a full time job, 40 hours/week;
- I am a student here in England, studying for a degree in Business and Management;
- I am an Italian tutor (both online and face-to-face);
- I manage my blog.
I would also like to finish a book that I started writing months ago, but where am I gonna find the time to do that as well?
Oh, I obviously have a house to clean and tidy and my other half to spend time with too!
I work in a pub’restaurant since I have arrived in England and I love my job. I know so many people in my town and am well-liked from everyone (hopefully! 😀 )
I am tired though, very tired! This a job that tires you both physically and mentally and it doesn’allow you to have a social life!
For this reason, I have decided to do something I used to do when I was in Italy, give Italian lessons and become a tutor again.
Well, more or less, we call it in Italy “doposcuola”, but “tutoring” is cooler tbh.
So 40 hours (pub) + 10 as a tutor = already 50 hours!
Last year I have enrolled to the University here in England. I attend The Open University, very recommended if you already have a full time job and don’t have time to attend the lessons, Yes, because this University allows you to attend some online lessons whenever is best for you!
I have just started the second year and I have already noticed how the modules are already harder compared to last year both because I struggle with the language sometimes and because I struggle to find time to study!
Anyway, I am trying very hard to do it.
Recap: 40 hours (pub) + 10 hours as a tutor + 25 hours of studying = 75 hours!
And when and how can I spend time for my blog?
I usually spend a few hours to update my blog in the evening when I am already in bed or in the morning right after I wake up. Writing and reading up relax me a lot and make my perfect day-starter or they allow me to have a good night sleep 🙂
40 hours (pub) + 10 hours as a tutor + 25 hours of studying + 28 hours for my blog = 103 hours, which is the equivalent of 2 and a half full time jobs!!!
I am not that surprised anymore that I am so tired!
Only by reading these numbers I realise how busy my life is now and for heaven’s sake, I thank God for everything I have and I do.
Are you guys busy bees too? Tell me about what you do in the comments 🙂
I have written this article to let you know something more about myself, you can read the Italian version of this article here.
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