Published: July 28th 2010July 28th 2010
Once again I've decided to try and live in Israel.
Last year, when I've decided to stay in Israel I did all the "right" things: a friend had helped me find a job that seemed like the perfect place for me to be in: a new, young company, in the area of solar energy. Only 4 people: myself and three guys. In the first week, when I was the one that complained about the heat in the office (the AC is on 25c, I'm wearing short sleeves, 3 guys in winter clothing) I've started getting the idea that there's something wrong here. In 2 month I've understood we don't speak the same language. The first thing I did was to get depressed, the second thing I did was to try and drown myself in work, thinking - it's a post-travelling depression, adjusting to Israel, the third thing I did was to quit my job and go travel some more (Ethiopia
and the recovery trip to Europe
This time I've decided to take it all different, not to stress, take it easy and keep an open mind for other options (cross Europe cycling).
The first thing I did when I got
back to Israel was to get depressed: I'm jobless, homeless, futureless etc. the second thing I did was to go traveling - hiking cross Israel
(o.k. it didn't work as planned I have to admit) the third thing I did was to borrow some friends lives, trying to check what's the best for me. For few months I've lived in friends' houses: doggy sitting, gecko sitting, twins (real babies) sitting. Than I've decided I'm ready for the next step: find a job and settle in or - go cycle in Europe. Planning both, the first thing that happened was the job: I found a job in Tel Aviv, meaning: settling in, getting a place to live in and - - see what's gonna happen.
And then it ALL
happened - I forgot the take it easy and relax part. I found a job and a flat in the same week. My father was hospitalized for a major operation that same week (he's all better now, thanks for asking) and I found myself juggling between the hospital, nesting and the new job. If you ever think of doing it, PLEASE RECONSIDER. It's not the smartest decision I ever made.
I've had hectic 6 weeks; looks like they are all over now and I can start living.
So - at the moment it looks like I'm settled in and am done with traveling, on the other hand, I do work in an NGO (H: עמותה, I: ONG) that might not get funds next year…. Who knows? ;-)
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