Hi there, lovelies! How is November treating you? I still feel like it’s October so I’m feeling a little confused. The end of the year in here and I’m little overwhelmed. Big changes are coming and I’m dying to share them with you. Hopefully I can tell you soon!
Also, last month was epic so I’m still trying to process it all. And when I say it was epic, I really mean it, and you will see why.
What’s On The Road Vol. 5
October and September were fun months, but at the same time they were weird. Somehow I lost direction of what I want and I need to regroup. Like I said, big changes are coming and that is stopping me to see passed that. I’m a little stuck at the moment, but not everything is bad.
At the same time I’m living my life enjoying every day without worrying about what’s going to happen the next day. It annoying for me because I’m a planner. I usually know what I have to do next, but now… when I think about my next steps, everything is blank in my head.
I’m trying not to put too much pressure on me because of that. Life is life and I can’t expect to always have a plan and a direction. Sometimes I do feel the pressure. Especially when I compare myself with others. Or when I go on Pinterest and bombard myself with productivity tips and how to guides.
At the end I just decided to let it be and keep swimming. It’s going to be okay.
Highlights of the last two months:
Chile Independence Celebrations
If you want to go to Chile, September is one of the most fun months of the year. During those celebrations, you will see the real essence and culture of Chileans.
We celebrate our independence hard, and for as long as possible. The 18th and 19th are the official days which are official holidays. This year those days were a Wednesday and Thursday, so many companies gave their workers Friday off, but if you weren’t that lucky, you had the option to ask that day as a vacation day.
There where many activities so it’s always fun to go out and enjoy with your family and friends.
My is on October 15th, but I celebrated the following Friday. My mom always makes sure to have delicious food and I don’t know what I would do without her, she also helped me to decorate and I was so happy with the final look.
That whole week I ate a lot, but I don’t regret it. Everything was delicious.
Also, turning 26 is such change for me. In theory, I’m an adult and I should be doing so much with my life at this point; but honestly, I still feel like I was in my early twenties.
Even though I’m not where I want to be yet. I’m happy with my life and everyone around me. Turning 26 makes me feel old. I don’t feel like an adult and it’s something that confuses me.
At 26, society tells me I should be doing certain things already. That brings a lot of unwanted pressure and it makes me feel bad about myself. I tried not to focus on that and I’m continually reminding me to not compare myself to others. Slowly, I’m coming to terms with the fact that my life is just a little different from others and that it’s not a race.
Chile Despertó (Chile Woke Up)
For those who don’t know, I live in Chile and at the moment we are going through a big crisis. Two weeks ago we were with curfew and the military was in the streets. Luckily, things aren’t as bad as they were then, but there are still a lot of things going on.
There’s no short way to explain this, but if you have watched the news (or even social media), you might have seen a little of what’s going on in my country. Cops are trying to stop people from vandalism, but they aren’t doing it the right way. There has been a lot of extreme use of force that is not necessary.
People are losing their minds over this. Obviously I see this in a very different perspective, but I try to be as neutral as possible.
I live a very privileged life. I went to private school, I have a private health care (I don’t use the one the country offers), I don’t have student loans because my dad paid for my education, and so many other things that make me privileged. The thing is… the common Chilean doesn’t live like that.
Chile is one of the most expensive countries in Latin America and wages are not enough to pay the basics. We have a great public transportation, our subway is one of the best in the world but it’s so expensive, it’s stupid. Definitely not sustainable for the people who actually use it in the capital. How are we supposed to go anywhere if we can’t pay for it? Do we have to choose between eating or going to work? That’s not how it’s supposed to be. It’s not fair.
We need a change. We need better. We deserve better. I might not be affected, but that doesn’t mean I need to be blind with the struggles of others. As a society, we can do better. Politician make too much money and they don’t even deserve it. The constant fight between the left wing and right wing is unhealthy and it doesn’t benefit the citizens. They are supposed to work for the people not against them. It’s all bullshit.
I’m slowly adding more songs to my most recent playlist. So if you have any recommendations, let me know in the comments! I basically like all music genres, except probably heavy metal. That hurt my ears.
I have to be honest. I’m not a big fan of TV shows, I prefer to read books in that case. I’m very picky with the shows I watch. So I don’t really have recommendation for that, but if you want to know what movie to watch next. I’m your girl.
Some of the good ones I have watch lately:
- The Possession of Hannah Grace. A great movie for those who like scary movies!
- The Art of Racing in the Rain. I’m a sucker for movies that are about puppies.
- The Laundromat
For the past two weeks I have been doing smoothies with basically any fruit of vegetable that I have at home. Every day is a surprise! Although the ingredient I always add: an apple (Fuji to be exact). That makes the smoothie so much sweeter!
For some reasons I can’t seem to find new books I’m willing to read, so I went to my Goodreads account and picked some of the books I have read in the past to read them again. It has been amazing since I don’t have a good memory and I truly don’t remember the books I read before 2017.
What are some of your October favorites? Let me know in the comments!