After having read the title of this post you might be surprised but… I graduated!!! I am so happy how the last year turned out, I learned a lot and I am pleased with the improvements I made. I am still living the existential crisis (see When adulthood is approaching) and totally not sure what will come next. But before I break my head over that once again I am going to enjoy the summer holiday (that actually officially started today).
Tomorrow (in the very early morning) I am leaving for a short break to Krakow, Poland. I have never been to this country before so I’m really excited. I did read some posts that Krakow is awesome, others saying it is a bit overrated, I will find out for myself, but like to hear your thoughts on this as well! I will spend two days in the city itself, where the only thing I’ve really planned up front is two free tours (yeah I love those), one in the Old town, and one in the Jewish Quarter. I will also take a day-trip to Auschwitz. Again, any thoughts/tips for things to see/do, bars/restaurants… let me know 🙂
•••What am I going to do?•••
As I mentioned before I really need to overthink what comes next. I’d like to get my masters, but I am not sure which one (most likely something related to international law) and where. When I get back from my trip I’d like to give myself some time to think this through and check all my possibilities. The initial plan was an LLM in the UK, but the costs are quite high and I am not sure if it really has a additional value in Belgium. Second option is to go to the Netherlands, also for an LLM, which looks more appealing and is automatically recognized in Belgium but here I need to take an entrance exam and I am not sure if I will get in or not. Third option is to study my masters in Belgium, but that will take 3/4 years and that’s kinda very long. So, I still have some thinking to do!
•••Wales or someplace else•••
After some time to relax the plan is to travel to Wales for about two weeks. Since my family has the tradition of not planning anything upfront (meaning transport and accommodation) we are free to change plans last minute. If it is going to be rainy for the entire two weeks I will have to wait a bit longer to see Snowdonia and we will head anyplace we haven’t been before and where the sun is shining (most likely Northern Italy, but again, no guaranties).
•••Work and a surprise•••
August will be a working month (my trips don’t pay themselves unfortunately) and September is very undecided, in fact all the months after are undecided. So yeah, it will be a surprise! Hah, we’ll see, in any case I’ll keep you updated 😉 Enjoy the holidays! and when I get back I will post about my brief stay in Poland