“Top Secret Hotels” – Planning Family/Friend days in Toronto

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

Subletting Nightmares

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.

Want to rent a room?

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).


Day Zero Project: An Update

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!

So, what are you waiting for? Even if you aren’t partaking in the Day Zero Project it’s still a fun idea to write yourself a letter to open a year, 2 years or even 5 years from now!



Instagram Weekend

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My time in London is over. *Sad face* I have an hour till it’s time to board my plane, so it’s a good time to post the remaining photos from my time at home. There you have it! It was … Continue reading