A Well Spent Sunday // September Edition

So this is a very spontaneous blog post that I am writing on this wonderful Sunday evening. I had a great weekend spent with good friends, delicious food and wine and even lots of sunshine and pretty good weather. 

hello Fall! I love these shoes that I bought in Buenos Aires many years ago, they perfectly match with the leaves, right? 

hello Fall! I love these shoes that I bought in Buenos Aires many years ago, they perfectly match with the leaves, right? 

Friday night and pretty much my whole Saturday I spent preparing my German classes next week. Yes friends, you don't even know that yet - I spontaneously found a new part-time job as a language teacher in a language school and tomorrow I start working there as a German teacher. It is perfect, it is exactly the kind of side job I was looking for. From Monday until Friday I teach about 1,5 hours max. 3 hours per day. I teach individual classes and one small group on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

I love teaching languages and this job is exactly the kind of job I was dreaming of. I get to teach people who want to learn the language of the country they are now living in for work or other reasons, I make enough money that I can pay my bills and even enjoy things again like going out for dinner and drinks, something I really had to cut back a lot ever since becoming self-employed, and I don't have to constantly worry about money anymore which also means that I will finally be able to sleep better at night again. Besides that I still have enough time to design and blog as I did before. So this is perfect and I feel so happy and grateful to start working at my new school. 

All my colleagues I have met so far and my boss are super sympathetic and I already feel as part of the team, even though I have not started yet, but whenever I was at the school for the two interviews and for the course planning, I felt very welcomed by each person I met and I am so excited to be part of this International team from now on and being a language teacher also is such a great chance to meet new wonderful people. 

I'm not sure though if I can make it to keep up with my idea of blogging every day in September because right now planning my lessons and improving my teacher skills has my top priority. I think after having worked for a few weeks, I will have found a new routine concerning lesson preparation and also designing and blogging. So be patient if I don't make it in the beginning to blog as much as I have lately, but my plan is to find a good balance between teaching and designing and blogging. But as we all know, creating new routines can quite take some time. 

At a certain point I also plan to redesign my website into a magazine style since my blog is mainly my portfolio that gets constantly updated. I had this idea for a while now because I think a blog is a very vivid portfolio since it constantly changes and evolves. But that I will do in a few weeks that Phylleli gets a new website design that reflects more an online magazine. How do you like this idea? You think it is a good fit for Phylleli?

Like I said already, I spent my Saturday getting ready to teach and in the evening I met up with friends and we went to a small fair in one of my favourite suburbs. There was a cover band playing and it was a mild evening that we spent outside listening to live music, eating yummy food and drinking wine.

I also had a well-spent Sunday that I spent with my mom and her boyfriend, later on I took a walk in the part of town where I live, walked along the lake and ended my walk enjoying an Aperol Spritz at my favourite café, at the Woog Café right at the lake. Then I walked home and realised that even more leaves are on the streets now, so you can finally feel the Fall vibes now. While strolling through my barrio, I took some photos that I am sharing here with you so you can see how pretty the part of Darmstadt is where I live. Raw and unedited photos that I took with my phone.  

I hope you also enjoyed your weekend and hopefully enjoyed your Sunday as much as I did. 

xx, Phyllis 

Woog is the lake, I sat at a table where I could enjoy this view

Woog is the lake, I sat at a table where I could enjoy this view

Aperol Spritz

Aperol Spritz

too cold for swimming already but there was someone swimming suprisingly

too cold for swimming already but there was someone swimming suprisingly

Ain't my neighbourhood pretty?

Ain't my neighbourhood pretty?

looks like something from a long time ago

looks like something from a long time ago

hello Fall
I love taking photos of balconies and house facades!

I love taking photos of balconies and house facades!