Well, August is coming to an end in 11 days so I thought it would be a good idea to reflect upon my progress so far.
It has been quite quiet in Athens the last 10 days due to the holiday season so I was not able to do too much relating to going to the gym (closed for the holidays), pursuing job opportunities and auditions, and finalising tasks relevant to the flat renovation.
Still, I made ice-cream as well as a frozen desert for the first time and both came out delicious! I cooked a lovely meal for my boyfriend and we had dinner, however it came to an almost abrupt ending due to some health issues he is facing (nothing to do with my cooking!). Anyway, we had a lovely time and I would like to cook for him again some time soon (maybe to celebrate his name day?).
Unfortunately, we did not do anything special for my sister’s name day as the family returned from their holiday that day and needed time to relax.
Our rehearsals with Helix have not commenced yet – we start rehearsing on Thursday until the end of August and we resume sometime in mid September. It’s an exciting outdoor theatre spectacle and I wish I could join the theatre company as a permanent member.
Similarly, I haven’t had my hair treatment at the salon yet. It’s booked for next week and I really look forward to it.
I have been keeping myself busy with reading and studying. I finished Maggie O’Farrell’s “After you’d gone” and I started Rosamund Lupton’s “Sister”, which I love. When it comes to studying for the upcoming workshop, I have been trying to do a bit every day, but still has lots to do (ideally I would like to finish all the material by the end of August and do a bit of revising in early September before we start).
I have also been exercising daily at home, but I miss my cardio sessions at the gym. I am considering joining a new gym which is closer to home (so I don’t have to rely on public transport and taxis and it will save me time on commuting) and I am going to check it out tomorrow. Otherwise, I will join the previous gym…
I started juice fasting as a means of detoxing and losing a bit of weight. Today is day 6 and I am thinking of completing a 7 day fast.
With regard to job hunting and performance opportunities, I’ve got an interview tomorrow for a teaching post and an audition coming up on Wednesday. I definitely need to prepare for the audition so I need to do a lot of work on it in little time. I was contemplating not going but both my mum and my boyfriend urged me to go for it!
Perhaps towards the end of this week or next week, I could chase up some previous emails I sent to see whether there are any possibilities for work opportunities.
Perhaps at some point this week, A. and I could go and check out the stores for the curtain poles and curtain designs as well as the lighting pendants.
Unfortunately, I have been quite busy and unable to work on my Kerri Smith scrapbook. Perhaps I should focus on a couple of ideas to complete before the end of the month?
The new plan for the remaining of August is as follows:
1. Exercise daily
2. Complete all reading for ancient greek drama workshop/seminar
3. Finish “Sister”
4. Go to audition
5. Buy pendant lights and visit curtain shop to get some ideas
6. Check out new gym – renew my gym membership
7. Contact two places to enquire about drama teaching to school children (I have already spoken to the people who own the schools and they seem interested in offering me some work)
8. Go to job interview
1. Rehearse with Helix
2. Hair treatment at the salon
3. Go to one exhibition
4. Celebrate A.’s name day
5. Engage with 2 ideas of Kerri Smith
It’s definitely going to be busy!!!