A short epilogue
When you come back from vacation, you are on shaky ground for a while. First literally, because your floor is full of things that are strewn about in a half-unpacked suitcase. And then more metaphorically, when you suddenly have to jump into action and start working, even though your head is still full of impressions and adventures.
I started with a Thursday meeting with my supervisor, where I found out that I actually passed my thesis rather excellently. Now I have everything necessary to graduate. Not bad news to start with! Writing this travelogue also helped me get into a working mood. I have other things ahead of me, like copyediting, translating and a lot of research in the field of linguistics and musicology. Thanks to Jordan, I have more than enough energy for it all. I can’t wait.