Sunday, 31 May 2020

Looking back on month of May, been a weird month

 Well, my friends, we have now gotten to that time of the month where I spend some time together with you guys looking back on the month that has passed and at the same time share some thoughts on what has been and what's ahead of us. It's not going to be any different this time around because I do love these new beginnings type of things. I just am that type of a guy, but at the same time when I now look back on May weird feelings comes to the surface, to be honest. When I say a weird feeling it's not because of something negative, but rather the opposite in fact. The honest truth is that May has been amazing in so many ways, not to forget exciting.

Not that it has been perfect in any way because I have a bone to pick with Twitter since I lost access to my account halfway through the month. That kinda angered me, it's not deleted or anything, but I am unable to access it for some weird reason. The result was that I had to open a new one (Senior Jack White) and this time around I will do my best to stay away from hot political topics I love to get engaged in. Yes, I am that guy too. Anyway, all in all, I have no real reason to complain about anything. At the same time, I did get around to work on my YouTube channel. Not produced any real vlogs or anything yet, but uploaded videos that I have had on other channels before this.

 These videos are from the period 2016 to 2018 and placed on a playlist called oldies but goldies. The good thing is that I am about to finish work on my first proper vlog and the plan is to upload it on Monday, have it ready for 5 pm and have that as a schedule for my channel in the beginning. Uploading a new video every Monday at 5 pm my time that is. That has actually been the time for every single upload so far as well, so if you check my channel now you will find about 7 older videos in the oldies but goldies category! You should really go and check them out (Beyond the Horizon 2.0), you might find something you like or enjoy in the process. Just keep in mind that I am new to this.

Well with that said and done, I have to say that what has really made this month so amazing as it ended up to become was the fact that I have finally had my first few walks in the neighbourhood. Actually to my grocery store and back home (a walk that usually takes about 15 to 20 minutes in total). I have had 3 in total so far and there will be many more in the future. It's hard to find the correct words to describe how amazing it has been, but it hasn't been without that bittersweet feeling, to be honest. The sight of all the closed shops along the way to my grocer is a sad sight and it looks like they have been closed for a good while too. So my thoughts are if these ever will re-open when the lockdown is over.

 At the same time, it does feel like the lockdown is at its end. Not like it will be lifted tomorrow or anything, but very soon and hopefully this will happen early in June. The lockdown has been extended to the 10th of June and the COVID-19 statistics are improving so there is hope that this day will be the last. That's what I am hoping for and looking forward towards being able to move around as I wish and without the curfew that used to come into effect at 6 pm, but now been pushed back until 8. That this has been done is a good sign and there are less police in the streets as well. There are fewer restrictions than it used to be just a couple of weeks ago, but I will get back to this in a later blog post.

If there is one thing that's kinda weird to think about it has to be the fact that I am now at the end of my fifth months as an active blogger. The truth is that I didn't think it would stick with me for this long and I am having a lot of fun writing my blog posts, not that the writing part surprises me in any way because I have always loved to be creative. It's the part that other people read it and judge the work that I am doing that's the worrying part for me. Not that I have gotten any negative feedback so far and I wonder how I will react when that time comes? Hope I will be able to take it in a good way. Anyway, I have to deal with it when I get there, I guess and hope for the best.

So what are my plans for June? Well, I have already revealed the fact that my YouTube channel is up and running, that I, for the time being, will upload one video a week and that this will happen on Mondays at 5 pm. Since I am forced to rebuild my Twitter following my goal is to reach 100 followers by the end of June (I am at 41 as of writing this post). I will be focusing less on COVID-19 related topics and more on actual expat related ones. To be honest, it does feel like I have said whats needed to be said about it or I might publish one or two posts. At the same time, I do need to work more on my focus when it comes to writing and publishing posts, get things into a better system.

When everything is said and done, I have no real reason to complain, to be honest. Just as with last month I have my job, a lovely family and more or less everything I need and then some. There are people out there who have it a lot worse than us. Life is good and it's getting better every single day, just wish I could work less and enjoy life a bit more. I just hope you guys are safe and in a good situation as well. That is something that's on my mind a lot, how people around me are and if I could I would help more people who are less fortunate than me, but my financial situation doesn't allow it. Well, I guess that this is another messy blog post from me, but I do hope you enjoyed reading it?
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