Hi everyone! I’m back from the hiatus no one knew I was taking from the blog/social media. I’m sorry! But at least give me a chance to explain…
I was feeling anxious, overwhelmed and generally not okay. I also felt that my blog wasn’t going anywhere and that I was wasting my time and energy writing, editing, experiencing, and all that jazz. So I decided to take a break from social media and blogging for a month. Now I know that I took longer than that, but there’s more to the story…
I moved to Montreal in June because I got a job with VIA Rail. I did a couple of interviews and got an offer in May. Then, I planned out my next steps, moving to a new city/province and all, and most of the plan basically went to trash haha.
When I started at VIA, I didn’t have an apartment and was living with family. Then, when I finally got one, I had trouble getting the help I personally needed, on top of going through multiple delays with my appliances and furniture. It all worked out in the end, but I will definitely make a separate post (or video) about my moving experience later.
On July 12, I turned 22 years wise.
It was a tiring day for me as issues arose that really put a damper on my mood since I was already stressed from the moving/transition. However, I focused on the friends and family who wished me positive things and even ended up getting surprised with a cake. I plan on having a little celebration with my friends in August since I miss them so much. And, also I finally feel like partying it up and celebrating myself and our collective accomplishments.
Deaths, love, births, weddings, haircuts (yes I chopped it!) and changes in friendships are all part of life. During my time here, it was hard to adapt to such a big change while keeping a healthy balance with everything else (family, friends, blog etc.). So if you add that to the natural miracles/catastrophes of life, it can be difficult to navigate. I’m tired most of the time (for now), but I started establishing a routine by accepting/rejecting things as I see fit, accepting the things I can’t change and doing more of the things I love, i.e: reading, writing and aromatherapy.
A TRIP TO HALIFAX
With chaos comes little tidbits of peace and pleasure.
With some of my coworkers, I took a trip to Halifax (22 hours by train, on the Ocean) to help out with an event. The event was not only successful, but I also learned tons about the history/function of our trains and met incredible employees (who went above and beyond when it came to customer service) across the kilometers travelled. Not only that, but I indulged in delicious Vegan foods (shoutout to The Foggy Goggle) and even got to catch up with a college friend.
That’s it for my recap! Be on the lookout for the next few blog posts that will be detailed versions of ALL the meals I ate during my flash trip to Nova Scotia and other exciting snippets of my life.