no, silly, I'm not moving again...
Hi, Milo! Hi, Shanna, thank you for the update. You ARE appreciated!
I left Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram about a week ago. I needed a break from the media madness (just MY opinion!).
I still have my eyes on Portugal! I want to live around pretty water!
I just earned my Bachelor of FINE Arts degree in Graphic Design (August 12th) and I am now earning my Masters in Visual Communication Design.
You mentioned the "age thing"...Using a calendar, I will be 61 years old. If you ask me, using my memory (and I have a good one!) I have to instead use my birth year and then do the math. Why? Because I forget. Not because of memory issues (remember, my memory is still working well) but because I get so wrapped up in the joy of each day that the years don't seem to matter.
Take good care. Hugs to Milo!
No haven't quit anything that was working. I'm not that brave. I hope one day I'll be able to move to Portugal.
No haven't quit anything that was working. Not that brave. Would love to move to Portland!!
Thanks for the input. Pete
Hii from NYC! At 28-years-old, I haven’t been on Facebook much since I graduated college six years ago. I still have an account , mostly because my mother pressured me to stay in touch with family overseas. Like you said, it’s a tool but it’s ugly and the mindless scrolling isn’t helping anybody.
I’ve quit jobs before, never on a short notice but often enough. Eventually, I feel the need for something new, for the chapter to change. Most notably a quit a class during my masters that wasn’t suiting me. The professors were being taught by the students and I felt like my time was being wasted. There’s no point in continuing with something if you feel it has no purpose or if you got what you needed out of it.
I’ll be in Lisbon early this November for my third time. Looking forward to the food!
This isn't really the same but similar in some ways I guess.
I have been doing a substantial clearout which is taking me forever, I now have a potential deadline so have upped the focus. I still have way too much stuff, a million miles from minimalist living but I tell myself its a start. Back on topic, ish.... I have been creating my artwork and upping my game over the last few years with the hope that I will begin selling some items. So I have the usual social accounts plus a web site. But, BUT, can I get myself to do regular posts, not much yet. Also do I spend enough time on each post that I do do, probably not. On the web site, I should be uploading pics of my paintings, so that it is creating content and showing my work, and putting it up for sale. The fact is, I just struggle with all the techy stuff, I can do it but it takes too long, I dont really enjoy being on the PC and I cant afford to pay others to do it for me. Doing regular social media is also, like you say, buying into the brain washing addictive aspect and I already spend too much time looking at my emails. What the heck should I do?
On the up side, through YTube I connected with Andrew and through Andrew here I am. So its not all bad. Must get back to painting now though.... Keep well.
I admire your continuing effort to learn Portuguese. It is not an easy language to learn. Not only do Portuguese talk really fast (they are so conversational) but the language has a complex grammar and an extensive vocabulary. The pronunciation is so physical with the heavy consonants and all. I was born in Lisbon but have lived most of my life in California. Many years ago, I went to Portugal and for an entire month spoke nothing but Portuguese. After a few days there, my mouth was actually sore from having to use muscles I don't usually use and make sounds I don't usually make speaking English all the time in California.
You will keep your mind fresh leaving your guide work for now and trying something else. I'm sure you have insights to share about what it's like to go through so many changes. I wish you well.
BTW - my turn to get the covid. First time for me and it was such a bad week to get it. It was last week when we were getting temps of 116 degrees F, which is extremely rare here (north SF Bay Area). Fortunately, I am feeling much better this week.
I learned my Portuguese in Brazil and when I hear European Portuguese spoken it sounds like Russian to me!! So good on ya for all the effort. Good luck & take care of yourself!
Dangit, I was really hoping to hire you for move coaching! Is there anyone you could refer me to? I’m not there just yet, but I plan to start the process next year. I have to come for an exploratory visit or two first. I’m extremely with you on the social media thing. I quit FB years ago and I take quarterly breaks from Tiktok and Instagram, but I am finding the same issue: most of the groups I could join to make my life easier are on FB. I’m trying to figure out how I could join and get the best of it without it taking over my life. Anyway, good update, and I hope you’re taking good care.
I hear ya sistah! On so many levels. I don´t do FB either. Tried it for a minute when it was new and ditched it almost immediately. Dreadful.
I have stopped teaching English online too. Just don´t want to do it anymore.
I would love to take the Portuguese course you are talking about. I have been studying with tutors online for years and I will become certified one way or another before we hit 5 years. We have a year and four months to go. Given how slow things move here, I want to be on it and have certification when the time comes. Portuguese passport please, ASAP!
Good luck with everything!
btw, Milo is adorable!
Hello - Are you still giving walking tours? I am not sure if that was part of the Move 2 PT program. Thanks, Joan