I had always intended to write a one-year-anniversary post, but the day (March 6) has come and gone and still I haven’t posted anything! Shame on me! It’s been ONE YEAR since I booked my flight to Dublin, Ireland. When … Continue reading
Hi everyone! Head over to Tay at Home, because I am finally back on track in the blogosphere. Also, check out a post I wrote over seven months ago: Home is wherever I am with… It’s an interesting post because … Continue reading
Hey all! I’ve been so stressed out about my impending departure that even the enjoyment of writing in my blog is gone! Sure, I’m excited for my trip. Really excited, actually. But that’s not the part that is stressing me … Continue reading
I was inspired by this quote found on Pinterest. I made it my own.
As much as I would love to just drop my life and take off on a European adventure, there are some responsibilities I must take care of first.
The most painful one is finding a person to sublet my room.
First, I don’t want to pay rent for a place that I will not be coming back to. $550/month is a lot to pay for a place you’re not living in. So, I need to find someone to rent my room for the remainder of my lease.
It should be pretty easy, right? It’s close to the University and the main strip (Whyte Ave), and I have 2 pretty awesome roommates.
So, what’s the issue?
I can’t just rent to anybody.
I’ve had some pretty interesting people respond to my Kijiji add.
Some are musicians with no job (WTF?!), others just got kicked out of their old place (no thanks), and although some seem ‘normal’ they send me one e-mail and I never hear from there again!?
Also, there is such a thing as too nice. For instance, the sweetest girl came to look at the room…with her mom. Okay, sure, I might go look at a place with my mom too–if I were buying a place! It was just really uncomfortable–I felt judgment.
She was really nice. But, like I said, there is such a thing as too nice. For some reason I imagine the person who takes over my room to have a little pep-in-their-step. I want someone who’s outgoing, yet considerate; clean, yet okay with a bit of clutter from time-to-time; friendly, but somewhat keeps to themselves.
Maybe I should just post a personal add?
I know it’s not the end of the world; and, it’s only the beginning of July so I have time. It’s just that I am very much a get-it-out-of-the-way type of gal.
Patience is a virtue (or some BS like that).
Wow, it’s been a crazy week.
I’ve had the urge to move back to Ontario for a while (ahem, over a year!), but the ‘right opportunity’ never presented itself.
But, despite having a well-paying job, a hand-full of wonderful friends, and a house I adore, I just couldn’t seem to rid myself of the anxious feeling that I needed to leave.
So, I finally decided to take a leap, and force myself to move back to Ontario (and yes, I do this type of impulse decision making a lot).
So, I am conquering a few things on my Day Zero Project List.
62) Finish reading the Flavia de Luce series
70) Move back to Ontario
72) Write a letter to myself to open when the 1001 days are over
First, I finished reading the second book in the Flavia de Luce Series: The Weed that String’s the Hangman’s Bag.
Verdict: AMAZING! I am now beginning the third book and I can barely contain my excitement! Alan Bradley, you are a genius!
Write a Letter to your Future Self
I decided that it was time to write a letter to myself to open when the 1001 days were finished; to see a) if I finished the items on my list and b) so that I could look back and realize that everything really does work-out.
But, with all the moving I have to do, and because no matter how hard I try I’m not super organized, I went onto Google to see if anyone had come up with a way to write future e-mails to yourself.
Of course someone has! futureme.org allows you to write a letter, and have it sent to an e-mail of your choice on a specific date!
It’s been quite a few years since I’ve been able to call a city home. Being in my young-twenties, I still refer to my birth-place as “home”, yet have no connection to it beyond my family. But, where is home … Continue reading
So in my post “I’m an adult” I wrote about how I was becoming more interested in things such as throw pillows, knick-knacks, and pictures frames. Well, my domestication continues: I was gardening today! Ashley and I took a trip … Continue reading
We finally have all of our furniture at the new place! It looks so wonderful! Of course Ashley and I still need to move some things around, and once that’s done I will take a few pictures to share with … Continue reading