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Friday, November 26, 2004

The cat's out of the bag!!!!!

Well, I did it. Tuesday,finally, after dwelling on the repercussions and worrying about our relationship later on, I told my Mom that I'm moving to Vancouver next September. Actually, more like she asked if I knew anything new and I told her what I knew. Yikes!

But hey, it could've been worse. I mean, she didn't yell or burst into tears (although there was a moment). But she isn't happy but will find a way to deal with. Today, we started the process a little and we will have a talk. Which we need and will be good.

It'll all work out in the end.

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Why me???????????

Today reminded me a an Alanis Morissette song. You know, 'Ironic' ? Especially the part that goes...

"Well life has funny way of sneaking up on you
When you think everything's okay and everything's going right
And life has a funny way of helping you out when
You think everything's gone wrong and everything blows up
In your face"

Well... that's the kind of day I've had. Okay at times, but really shitty in the middle.

I just found out that the person I was almost set up to do a co-op work term with (whom I really liked and really got along with) , no longer works there. I really had my heart set on doing weddings with her. She was the perfect person to act as a mentor.

So it came as a bit of a shock when I called the Inn and found out she was no longer there. She never even called me to let me know, so I could know to look for a job elsewhere.

But I'm not totally out of options. There is a slim (and very slim, I might add) chance that the new wedding coordinator might take me on. But I won't hold my breath on that one. I also have another contact I can persue as well as look at possible mrketing jobs (relevant, but not what I want).

On top of all this, I have a major assignment/ project/paper due in every one on my six classes. Three are due in two weeks and the rest are due the following week. That's on top of another one I gad to hand in this afternoon. Suffice to say, I was a little stressed today. Came close to an anxiety attack, but I held it off until I could go for a run after my second class.

There is nothing like feeling my feet pound on the pavement to the beat of a CD I love. My fav to run to is Shania Twain's "Up!" All the songs have a strong beat (even the quieter ones) and that beat matches my natural jogging pace. Works out really nice.

So I went for a run at 4pm. The air was getter crisper as the sun began to sink. It sat on the horizon; a blazing orange ball of fire. As a ran, I let every moment of stress, panic and fear flow out of me. I ran until I felt cleansed. I ran until I was tired and couldn't run anymore. And in my unfit state, that took about 15 minutes. At which point, I walked the rest of the way back to school.

When I got back to campus, I rested, ate my dinner and went to my next (and final) class at 5pm.

And life goes on....

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

I can't believe that it's November 1st! And that I last wrote almost a month ago.

A lot has happened. Mostly I got absorbed in midterms. Had to write three and I've got two back. In Tourism Law I got 90% (go me!- that's a first by the way) and on my Human Resource Management test I got 67% (I can live with that). I'll find out about my last one tomorrow.As long as I pass, that's all that matters.

It's funny. Here I am in my fourth year of post secondary education, and I've only just figured out how to study! What's even more amusing is that I erally don't care about markis anymore. Of course I'd like to do really well. But if I don't, I really don't care. I mean, what's the point? I'm not going on to do a degree, and no one is going to ask me about what I got in a particular class when I'm sitting in a job interview. I mean, really! Thay don't make that much of a difference unles you are one of those people who has to get an 'A' in everything. Not that's there's anything wrong with that. I used be like that. But real life takes over and tends to show you what's really important. And in the grand scheme of things... no one's going to care what marks I got in school were when they hire me to plan their wedding.

On a different note, the weekend was pretty good. My boyfriend was in town (today is our one year anniversary). We had an enjoyable weekend. The sun held out for us on Saturday. We went for a at one of the loval park here in View Royal (that's the town I technically live in, even though it's a pretty small place in Greater Victoria). I enjoyed the sun and the crisp autumn breeze. Later that night we went to Taefelmusik Baroque Orchestra play at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. They were fabulous! I really love Baroque music and this Orchestra (from Toronto) is really well known all over the world. I t made for a nice evening.

Well I guess that's all for now. I should be working on an assignment that's due tomorrow. Bye for now.