Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Short-term ambitions 2017

I learned so much from living in Lisbon. Although I worked, studied and lived almost in the same way I do at home, society around me was different and I changed too.

For the short-term I have the following ambitions:
- No alcohol for a month (the wine was way to cheap and a new lifestyle does not have to include alcohol every day).
- No meat for a month (but the Portuguese sausages are the best and this ambition will be broken if I can get any more, but again, a new lifestyle does not have to include meat everyday).
- The daily walk is to be made rapidly and not just stroll trough the streets.
- Keep the portion sizes we have learned. Normal eating causes weight loss without effort and must really be kept up.
- Complete buy ban until June (unless I get a new job) for everything except food and hygiene (and possible books for school if I have to). There is really nothing I need.
- Get a new job of the new management is continuing to be like "this" - but do not get a job where they throw lots of money on you, force a car on you, demand to sign on for years and change life style (and look like a nice-office-lady) just for a job. (It was a nice interview with a man fifteen years my junior (I am not ageist, but he does not know what I do) and for a company with a nice philosophy regarding work and for a project that would really suit me and where I make a difference, although I would have to be the henchman, the hard worker, the front-runner and have no respite for four years - and I am to old to be tempted by a bonus.)
(To be honest, it was the mandatory car that turned me off completely. "On this level it is mandatory." "Do you pay for parking?" "Yes, at the office." So where would I park the stupid thing if I would drive it every day? Not at home, that is for sure. It is difficult to park a bicycle where I live!! There is lots of space, but also a large canal - should I park the car in there perhaps?
Nah... I'll go through the recruitment process, it is always educational, but I know I will not take the job, not for any money. THAT is what FI - financial independence - does to your career. Life becomes too important.)
- After a month, almost 24h/day with the man, it is clear that is how I want to live my life. He can be within arms length distance all the time if I get to choose. It is "good for us" to be apart (like spinach) but it really isn't necessary (although I like spinach). I like the man and I want him around all the time. (Working more would only ruin this ambition.)


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    1. And I am taking them all on! At the same time! O O O