Now that NYE is here everyone is posting stuff like “NEW YEAR, NEW MEEEEEEE!!!!“. Which is a bit ridiculous, but each to their own… I thought I’d share some of my goals and wishes for 2017 and then later on reflect on if I achieved them.Wishful thinking at it’s finest! I would however be happy to visit 10 different countries during 2017. During 2016 I was lucky to experience 6 different countries so 4 more doesn’t seem like too much! Keeping my fingers crossed for this one!I think that spending a bit more time on my socialmedia accounts will make them so much better. I’m part of many inspiring groups on facebook where people give tips and I’m just like “wow, I want to be able to do that”. The thing is I can, but I’m just not doing it. How weird isn’t that? I like to come up with excuses like not having a great camera or enough time but the truth is I can do more for my socialmedia accounts and I’m hoping I will during 2017.Being an adult is expensive. I’m hoping to put aside a little bit of money every month to save up for the future. I’m not sure of how big or tiny that amount will be, but every penny counts!Spending time with friends and family is something that has been scarce during 2016. Distance, time and money have been the things stopping me. I’m hoping 2017 will be different!I’ve been going to the gym regularly for about a month and I can’t say I’m fit… but I can say I have a bit more energy! I also believe that a healthy diet with lots of fruit and veggies does my body good. I hope that I will take good care of my body and try to make good choices that will benefit my wellbeing.
1. Oil on bread. Butter is not the go to option here in Spain for putting on bread, it’s olive oil.
2. Siesta. The stores and restaurants will close down a few hours every day for siesta. A bit unconvienent for me, who would like to shop and eat during those hours.
3. The traffic. If you don’t know what to do in a roundabout with more than one lane don’t bother driving. Parking is always tricky, being able to parallel park perfectly and fitting into small parking spots is a must.
4. Dinner time. Dinner in Spain is much later than in Finland. Finnish people like eating dinner at 4pm-7pm. Spanish people like eating dinner at 10 pm-11 pm.
5. Paying for bread. You might be eating out and the friendly waiter brings you bread. YOU MUST PAY FOR THE BREAD EVEN THOUGH YOU DIDN’T ORDER IT!!! Even if you don’t eat it, you will find it added to your bill. The bread won’t be very expensive, just a few euros, so it’s not a big deal but something to keep in mind when eating out.
6. Where is the milk? Why is there no fresh milk? The only milk I’ve been able to find is stored in room tempature and has a shelf life of 428482834 years.