I’m still here (and I didn’t want to ruin my blogging streak!)


Guys, I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but even though I’m still posting everyday, I’ve been kind of absent from the blog and the blogging community. I feel super bad about that, and it’s been so hard on me =/, but it has just been impossible to spend more time in the world wide web – I had comments to answer from over 2 weeks ago… I suck!

The main reason for this absence is that I decided to come to the south of Portugal for the summer, to work for the summer months, and I’m staying with my sister (and her family), which means I seldom have time to socialize without it being in person – which is in part positive. Also, I did start working… and it’s grueling. I decided that for a couple of months, any kind of work would be cool, so I accepted a job at a local supermarket, and I went from being at home working on my PhD thesis, to being on my feet for 8 hours a day, carrying boxes and serving customers.

I have to say, even though I hated it for a couple of days, it’s kind of interesting to get completely out of my academic world and contact with people who have absolutely nothing to do with it. Even though I have to admit – and I hate to sound kind of snobbish about it – but I sometimes feel like my 13 years of college education make me too qualified so this type of job… and I’m only doing it because I know it’s temporary. Still, I like being able to prove to myself that I can do it, and that I can do something a bit more physical on a daily basis – I’m guessing I’m gonna lose weight by the end of this summer… eheh.


A great thing about being here, in  Albufeira – south of Portugal, apart from being with my sister and nephew, is that the beach views are amazing, and it is a much calmer life than in Lisbon. Also, we have someone new at the house almost every week, and that’s kind of awesome.

I will have to find a balance soon between the new work life and my internet life, also because I do need to work on my thesis… I need to do that a lot! So, I hope I’ll have some more availability in the coming weeks, and I do hope that I won’t break my blogging streak, 😀 !