So Ibiza is over for another year and I’m heading back to work tomorrow.
I have no money and I just worked out that I have drunk alcohol on 20 consecutive days – my body feels like it too, albeit I have actually lost weight…there may be one or two reasons for that too.
Further to that I have 33 days to find somewhere new to live.
Therefore it is minisemidetoxtime.
The rule is as follows:
Only one pint allowed per week, until both the end of July AND when I have found somewhere to live. So if I haven’t found anywhere to live until 8th August, I cannot drink any more than one pint per week until that date. Also it should go without saying that no caffeine or other stimulants are allowed.
It’s a mini-detox – hopefully just under two weeks. And a semi-detox as I am allowing myself one beer per week. My body and bank balance both require it.
The most important task over the next month or so is finding somewhere to live.
I have almost definitely settled on moving to Bracknell. I don’t want to – my heart is in Reading – but I’ll save £130 on travel to work (slightly mitigated by occasional trips to Reading), plus it’s around £50 a month cheaper to rent there, and the housing stock is generally newer. I did get lucky on my current place.
Crucially though, I’ll save up to 2 hours travelling every day. That is 10 extra hours every week that I can spend studying, practice my DJing. Or sleep. I won’t have to wake up at 6am (or sometimes earlier). I’ll be able to sleep in until 730am if I’m really tired.
Bracknell won’t be a bed of roses but it will help me in my life in general, and achieve my number one goal which is to be a web developer – living in Ibiza.