This month was very unstable because of my schooldays in between but I had some awesome weekends at the beach. I learned a new way of cooking and a new way of living. There's this special kind of ritual I've been creating to get everything done and everything needs to be thought of for going smoothly. And I learned this most important thing:
Living in a tent is WAY to uncomfortable.
In the second weekend I ended up crying out of frustration because I couldn't get grip at the situation. Everything was a mess, everything was cold and wet and I had to work so much more while I just finished my work at the beach!
So a daily look at a working day is like the following:
(Morning - Camping)
Waking up on an alarm, clear my tent after picking the clothes I want to wear. I go to the bathroom, brush my teeth, clean my face etc. etc. I go back and pick my dinnerware I need: Usually a bowl, a plate and cutlery. I take a chair and my food: Cornflakes and bread with cheese and sweet jam to take with me to work. I do that on the plate on my knees after I filled the bowl with cornflakes and milk.
It requires a lot of walking up and down to get things done, but in an hour I'm ready (It would take me about 30 minutes or less at home)
(Morning till evening - At the beach)
I go to work and do whatevers planned. The jobs I do varys from giving kitesurf lessons to take a group into beachsailing or kitebuggying. It's so much fun to do, and one takes more preparation than the other. Like I haate the beachsailing preparations. You have to prepare the carts with sails you have to lace up or extend. The sails are so very heavy. But the activity is very fun and easy. Time flies when having a big group, but when having a little one, time goes pretty slow. In the end it's about entertaining the people, so the smaller the group, the more effort you need to put in to entertain all of them.
After that I have to clean everything up, carry the sails from the cart to the container. There are colleguas out to help but it's still pretty heavy. The day ends around 5/6 sometimes around 7. Then when I go back to the camping, I'll be thinking forward if I need grocerys for the evening or the next morning. When I do, I visit the local supermarket thats open till 8 (luckily!).
(Evening - camping)
Then I go back to the camping and sit down to rest out, but I can't sit too long for I have to cook.
A collegua and friend owns a caravan and we eat together in her big front tent. We exchange cooking dinner for each other. One time she cooks and the other time it's my turn. After that we go to the bathroom to wash our dishes and take a shower afterwards. Then we walk back and hide our dishes into our own places, I got a box to save the dishes in by my boyfriend.
By then, the sky turns dark and we can do something more, like playing a game or going out skating, but when it's dark it's time to sleep and get ready for the next day.
Things like this needs to be SO structured. I have very little space in my tent and have put everything in a logic structure (logic for me!) So when my boyfriend stays over, it's frustrating to let him do things because it doesnt match my structure. He doesn't know how things are hidden, in what order I do things and why I do it that way. Besides, the tent is too little for two people to move in. So when I'm doing something, my boyfriend cant do anything. And vice versa, slowing up things even more!
The key to it is to count to 10 and to set your mind at zero. It's a situation where minor things are very frustrating and nothing can be helped at that moment.
But I still need to get the hang of that!
|Thats my tent and front garden to hang my wetsuits, towels etc to dry.|
|There are two beds on the back and little space on front with boxes with clothing and a foodstorage to keep things organized.|
I will stay forever jealous of my friends caravan. She had it just a little earlier than I could and she could keep it, I wasent allowed to get one anymore. While staying in the tent takes up the same space as the caravan. It's very unfair, I still can get sad by it but it is the way it is. I'm glad she welcomes me in her front tent though so I dont have to lay in bed all evening long doing nothing. But seeing her decorate her caravan all fancy and spacious envies me a lot while I have to almost crawl in my tent for the easiest actions (like getting a plate for food).
Did I tell you there is no internet there? and it's not a safe place to bring my laptop to, so there's NOTHING to do :/. Which is the reason I bought a smartphone, to stay connected to people and be able to do something meanwhile.
And because staying in the tent is hardly barable, I'm glad to have some free days in between so I can do my thing, go home and wash my clothes.
Since I'm allowed on the art academy, saving money isn't priority anymore. Meaning that some free days spend to kitesurfing myself is very appreciated. This is my summer and I make it the way I want it to be. No work? No problem, I'll just enjoy my day at the beach!
And so I have been kitesurfing the past two weekends, developping my skills and MAN-o-man. I love it soo, sooooo much!
The past weekend I could ride so well that I started trying to jump ! It was so intense that I couldnt use my belly anymore because it gotten too tired and everytime I tried to jump, I just couldnt tense my belly haha. It was probably sad to see :P
and afterwards I got a big musclepain that lasted for three days! But so worth it, I'm smiling for days!
It's an addiction, kitesurfing, and now my musclepain is gone I'm heading to go again tomorrow morning before meeting up my dear friend!
I got my grades from school and I finished everything, and at work it's not so busy yet, so I'm free at most of the times. I can enjoy the kitesurfing at these days now..
..and when summer comes and the weather will become warm, I'll probably get busy working at beware beach, life will get more stable there and I will get the hang of living in a tent together with my boyfriend. ;)
Or so, I hope!