One Month

By Martina - Friday, March 24, 2017

One month ago I was graduating. Today I had my first job interview.
It seems so weird to think that all the things that I have done this month have happened in such a short time.

I graduated.
I moved to London.
I opened my first bank account.
I requested a NINo.
I wrote my CV.
I signed up for the local library, I got all the cards from coffee shops and supermarkets (I can't help it, I love cards), even the organ donor card (just in case).
I filled in applications for jobs.
I got a call from someone saying that they were interested in me, so we organized a job interview.
I went back to Italy for a few doctor appointments.
I came back to London and went to my job interview.
I got the place as a (paid!) trainee for a week.

I am so excited for everything, and also scared, but mostly excited. I am happy to start settling here and put everything into place. The only major thing I need to do now is register at the local medical centre and to AIRE, but most things are done. I gave myself a rule when I came here: to do at least one "grown up" thing everyday. I am so happy with what I have accomplished so far.

I was told by fellow blogger Aishettina to write some posts about moving out to a different country and about all of the stuff I said above, so expect that in the near future.

Along with all the grown up things I did, I also decided to start keeping a new everyday journal. It was inspired by a combination of things: I wanted to keep a one line a day diary, but also a five years journal to document success and failure over time (but mostly success hopefully). I also read about the idea of keeping a gratitude journal, where you write down everyday what made you feel grateful in the past hours. I thought that something like a grateful journal could make me feel even more happy and satisfied with my accomplishments and help me remember the good things even during the hard times, because there's something good in every day, so I started a mixed up journal where I sort of document all of it.

I am grateful for everything that has happened to me in the past month, from the silliest little things like discovering that I like apple+mint juice to the big things like going to a job interview. I am also thankful for my parents and family who help me following my dreams and for my boyfriend who supports me all the time and puts up with my mood swings and general weirdness.

Thank you,
Marti xx

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