“Airbnb” the new string to my bow.
It has been nearly a year now that I have been living alone and adjusting to a life that is miles away from the life I envisaged myself to be living at this stage in my life. I feel I am adjusting well. The main hurdles I have had to overcome are loneliness and finances. The loneliness is not such a problem now as I get my confidence back to explore different avenues again, but once again, finances limit the activities I can pursue. Although I am managing to eat, pay my bills and run a small car, all on a pension, I just need that extra few Euros a month to help me have a few luxuries in my life, i.e. a meal out or a few visits to a coffee shop. The income from my book sales helps but is far too erratic to budget with....so far! Not until I write that best seller anyway!
So, what should I do? Well I was talking to some of my extended family who had come to Cyprus for a holiday. We discussed things like the extortionate air fares, Hotels etc. One of them was doing a bit of ‘Globetrotting’ and had discovered ‘Airbnb’.
Airbnb, invite you to become a host. You can list on their site anything from a whole house, apartment or even a room within your home that you would be willing to share with guests.....well I have a spare room! After a small struggle with my emotions and acceptance of the possibility of sharing my home, a few details and photos of what I have to offer, my listing went live and in a few days all of May is booked, and into June!!
Suddenly, as if by magic, two problems solved! Not only will I have that extra few Euros so I can live the high life, (if I have time), but also the definite possibility of meeting new people, and who knows.....?
The link to my listing: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/18211451
Things are looking up!!
Bye for now. Xx
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