The promised update



Uhh hi!
It's been two weeks since I promised I'd give you an update, and I tried, but life got in the way.
Or rather my new/old lifestyle got in the way. Sorry about that.

As I touched upon in the last ''update'', I am officially unemployed for about 2 weeks now.
This means that my entire rhythm changed and it took me some time to find a schedule I feel comfortable with.
The job was only for the summer, so I was surprised that it lasted until October, but luckily I've already been invited back for the next season which will be from April on, so it's not that far away. I have all the faith in the world that we can make it off one salary, we survived last year too. I will however be looking for a part time job.

Which brings me to what fills my days now that I have all the time in the world.
I still get up as early as 6 in the morning, the cat doesn't let me sleep in anyways.
It's also because sleeping until 10 or 11 feels like such a waste of time now that I've woken up at 6 for such a long time. Anyways, after that I usually start cleaning, get ready and start streaming.

Yes you read that right.
I stream again.
Basically fulltime.

Off my last salary I made sure I bought the parts needed for me to be able to stream properly.
I bought a new motherboard, cpu and some new ram.. and let me tell you, it's changed EVERYTHING.
I no longer feel like streaming is a cause of stress, because I constantly have to look over to my second screen to make sure everything runs smooth, to make sure I don't have encoding issues, freezing issues, lag issues.
NOTHING.
I can just enjoy it, and that's what I've been doing from Monday until Friday.
It's enabled the option for me to stream whatever I want, whenever I want, without having to worry about anything other than enjoying my time, and it's been going so well.
I get a steady amount of followers every day, and my viewers are going up too. It makes me so happy to know that it's actually going somewhere, and with so much ease now that my computer is working properly. I honestly feel so blessed and happy with the little community we've managed to build so far and I'd like to thank all of you who are in that community. I love you guys so much and thank you so so much for supporting me <3

All the positivity that has come from the streaming has encouraged me to finally make another big step towards even more happiness.
We've been planning it for a while but I feel like I am 100% ready to make the next step into becoming healthy.
As soon as I can I will sign up to a gym which is approximately 10 minutes away from us. I will be working my ass off to turn into the best version of me, the healthiest version of me, the happiest version of me. I plan to go every morning from Monday until Friday at 6 AM. It'll fill up some of my time, and it'll give me loads of energy to continue the rest of the day with. I mean I am awake at that time anyways, might aswel make the most of it.
Go hard or go home, or rather go hard and then go home to do more things.

I am super excited about these changes and I can't wait.
I know I said I'd post the goals I set for myself for the fall season, but that will have to wait a week or two! (I mean it this time!)

Thanks for reading my incredibly long and probably boring update, but it got me excited.. so there..

Alright, well for now,
 

First time: Mushroom picking




Hello, hey, hi!
It's been a while and I KNOW I said I would do the blogpost in the weekend but we had an unexpected trip and an unexpected cleaning session which prevented me from writing (or doing anything else) this weekend.

So, as the title already spoils: I have never been mushroom picking. Christian and I have talked about it a couple of times, and we we're going to pick a date to do so. It is chanterelle season, also known as 'the gold of the forest', and I thought it would be a nice experience to find some ourselves! Whilst at work I heard two colleagues chat about going and searching for these little nuggets of mushroom heaven, I was intrigued. They asked me if I had ever been and told me about their plans to go in the weekend. Luckily, I was asked to join.


Saturday morning came and I got ready making sure I had everything packed: my bottle of water, my paper bags to store the mushrooms in, my camera and my phone. At 11:00 AM we got picked up and headed to our destination. It had rained the night before so we expected to find loads! Apparently mushrooms like water.

After walking around for quite some time and not finding anything we moved to a new location where we found many different types of mushrooms! Most of them not edible, but pretty anyways! We also found disgustingly large anthills which gave me the creeps since the little black beasts of horror were already climbing up my shoes and legs. I felt itchy the whole way through after, blegh. 20 thousand mosquito bites later we finally found them! They weren't many and they weren't big, but they were some!

 
After roaming around searching every inch that we could see, we decided to call it quits and go get some icecream before heading home. Unfortunately we didn't end up with a whole lot, maybe 3 or 4 decent sized ones, but I'm happy that we went. Since I moved here I haven't really been in a forest like we had been on Saturday and I enjoyed it thoroughly, apart from the mosquito bites. I might want to go and look some other time, or maybe just wonder through these forests. There is something magical about walking through the wet moss and see the sun peek through the trees every now and then.

All in all I give this experience a big 9/10 because even if we didn't find what we were looking for, we found a whole lot of other things.