It’s been 12 days since we arrived in Sofia, Bulgaria, for our 3 week visit with family. For the first week, my sister joined us. I got to show her around the city and where I lived for 2 years, which was great. Then we loaded up 2 cars, one being a Fiat, and drove across the country. We stopped to see different sites, and spent a few days on the Black Sea coast with friends. 3 tall adults crammed into a tiny Fiat was an adventure in itself, let me tell ya!
We have been having an amazing time, and are finally enjoying a day of rest after nonstop go-go-go. I have gorged myself on all of my favorite food and drinks, like Shopska salad, roasted red peppers, snejanka, and cheap and delicious Bulgarian beers and wine. One thing you should know if you ever come to Bulgaria: bring your appetite! The food is incredible.
I took time away from working, but now I’m back at it. It was great to be unplugged for so long, and I really couldn’t have gotten anything done even if I had wanted to. WiFi connections were hard to find as we drove through the mountains and small towns. Once I logged back online and started working on some assignments, I actually felt really excited about it. Freelance writing has some awesome perks, and being able to step away for a bit without worrying about “losing” my job is one of the best!
Thanks to everyone who commented on my side hustle challenge update. I guess $1k for 2 months really is something to be proud of! I think I’ll try another challenge like this in the fall/winter.
I’ve been trying my best to catch up on my blog reader, but it really seems like an impossible task. A week away is like years in blog land 🙂 Anyway, hope you are all having a great week.
Here are a few pics from our trip, so far: