Monday, March 23, 2009

Thoughts on Turning 22

Life is good.

Six months ago, I was quite depressed. Having just moved away from family, friends, and my familiar comfort zone, I felt very out of place and alone. Low on funds, and feeling forced to work a boring, dead-end cashier job just to survive.

Now, I'm determined to make the best of this new place; I'll never consider myself a "BC-an", but at least I'm not allowing myself to feel homesick for MB anymore. I've got an interview on thursday with a large company Rob fixes the computers for, I've heard through the grapevine the interview is pretty much just a formality for me. The starting wage? Almost $6 an hour more than I'm making right now. AND! It's more than just selling and ringing things through a cash register, which has been weighing really heavy on me lately-the "going nowhereness" of my jobs.

Money is no longer an issue- Rob not only has a good paying, steady job that he enjoys (most of the time) but his boss really likes him, and he's had several raises. We're doing so well, we have over half the money we'll need for Italy next year squirreled away, bought a new car a month ago (jeez is it sweet, I'm still scared to drive it, its so nice lol) and are looking at buying a house in a couple months.

So, this was supposed to be thoughts on my birthday, oops. I didn't want or need anything, but that made what I did get an extra treat. I'm older, more responsible (sometimes lol) Sometimes I feel young (I'm the youngest one at Salvation army by many years) sometimes I feel old, but who doesn't? Life is short,as soon as you're old enough to realise it, then you feel it.

Of course with another year ticking by, my mother and sister in law are asking about when kids are planned to arrive. Like I told Rob when we first got married; I want one more big trip, then I can settle down and have kids. Darn dad for making me fall in love with travelling!

I have no regrets for this past year..hopfully the next one will be just as bearable!!

Thursday, March 05, 2009


Thats right, time for an update! Long overdue, I think.

Where to start! Well, I'm still currently working for the Salvation Army- I've been there long enough to be considered part of the "old store girls". Last month we opened a second thrift store on the other side of town, and of course had to hire a bunch of women to work at that one, therfore they are considered the "new" girls.

Out of the blue I got a call from a pet store down the street, wanting me to come for an interview (I applied there waaay back in what, september??) but they'd have to offer me quite a bit of an pay raise to make me leave the spot I've earned on the team at the old store.
Either way though, I have to work for a couple more months until I can take my schooling. Having just bought a new car (we needed a second one, since we sold mine before moving to BC) it just wasnt quite feasable for me to take my course just yet. Come June, we'll have lived in BC for a year, and therfore I'll be eligible for BC student aid. I'll be taking the Medical Transcriptionist course, out of Thompson College in Kamloops. Very excited and looking forward to it!
What else? Since Oma died last month, Mom is considering a trip to Scotland at the start of summer, to visit a friend there, then skipping across to Holland to see some relatives. I hope she goes through with it. Even if it means lisa gets to go on a trip that tina and I dont get to, she's really taken Oma's passing very very hard, and I really feel for her. So I hope she goes to see her friend, as shes feeling very lonely with most of her daughters grown and gone, and her mother and best friend gone now as well. Please keep my mom in your prayers, as I'm doing, as there's not much more I can do from out here.
What else? My birthday is rapidly approaching..22 this year, I think? My last year of freedom! Lol. If all goes according to plan, in 6 months we'll have bought a house, 1 year from now be returning from Italy, and 18 months, hopfully decorating the nursery? But you know what they say about the best laid plans ;) So far though, we've been able to stick to what we wanted from this move quite well, as far as buying what, when, and all that jazz. Setting up our life, yada yada.
Well, Rob's setting up our nightly movie, so I'd better wrap this up. Hope you're all doing well!