Saturday, 20 June 2015

What I've Accomplished & Goals for the Upcoming Months

Hello sunshine! I've got plenty of free time for the next few days and although I can't take any photos or do too much hefty blogging, I thought I would use the time I was given to do what I can. This past month has been full of ups and downs, and full of stress over moving and getting everything I can done before the three-day roadtrip to my new apartment in the Maritimes.
When I packed up my apartment before driving to Ottawa to stay with my parents before moving again, I made plans to get a lot of things done that I've been putting off for too long. One of those things was getting three of my wisdom teeth removed (long overdue), and I'm currently on day three of the healing process. (The day where the bleeding finally stops, the swelling turns you into a chipmunk, and the pain causes you to take your heavy duty meds--thus all my free time mixed with my lack of ability to stand upright).

Today I just wanted to write a short and sweet little blog post about the things I'm proud of having gotten done in the last few weeks, and I thought I would list some of the things I look forward to doing in the upcoming months.


“Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it's a day you've had everything to do and you've done it.” 
Margaret Thatcher

01. Got my full G driver's license. 
Where I live, there are three levels to your driver's license: G1 (written), G2 (drive test) and full G, which is your final drive test that you take after a year of having your G2. You have five years to complete all of these tests from the minute you receive your G1, and I was almost at the end of my time limit. I've been driving for years and have been putting it off due to lack of time and just telling myself it could wait. I finally just bit the bullet, booked my appointment, paid the fee and got my final license.

02. Got my wisdom teeth out.
Most people get them out in high school, which is a good idea because the younger you are, the less developed your wisdom teeth are and thus you have much less chance of complication. (Also the younger you are, the quicker you bounce back!). I'm almost 21 and I've been putting off getting my wisdom teeth out because it was never something that seemed urgent. They started crowding my bottom jaw, making it impossible to floss, so I'm glad I finally just said "Okay, take them out."

03. Packed up my old bedroom.
When I moved out of my parents' house in the Fall of 2014, I moved into a furnished apartment so I didn't need to pack up my entire bedroom. Now that I'm moved out of there and getting ready to move into a new place that we have to furnish entirely, I packed up and moved everything from my childhood bedroom. (For someone who'd never moved throughout her life and had the same bedroom for twenty years, finally packing it up was an experience for me). And of course, leaving my beanie babies behind was a tough decision.

04. Got my puffer. 
Because I only lived on the beach for six months, I didn't feel it necessary to go through the process of getting a new doctor, knowing I would need to do it all over again when I left. Of course, as Muphy's Law would have it, and because the world knew I didn't have a doctor out there, I started having asthma attacks in the spring. I've always had asthma, and as a result, puffers, but it's been at ease for at least the last 5-7 years. The asthma attacks were sudden, and finally when I got back to Ottawa I was able to see my regular doctor and get my necessary puffers.

While a lot of these things might seem trivial, or barely accomplishments, they're things that I've either been putting off or had to wait a long time to get done, and finally being able to cross them off of my long-term "to-do" list feels like a nice weight off of my shoulders. I didn't go out and climb a mountain, but happiness lies in basic organization and small obstacles for me. I'm happy to move to a new place with no outstanding to-do's. 

goals for the near future:

01. Furnish the new apartment on a budget.
Having this Pinterest-ideal image in your head of the perfect apartment makes it really difficult to lower your standards toward something more... well, affordable and practical. I was, however, in school for two years for Interior Design and learning to design with practicality in mind was something we were constantly being taught, so let's hope I can do it.

02. Get organized fast.
Having always lived in Ottawa, I never realized what a hassle it truly is t move to another province (particularly one fairly far away...) I need a new driver's license, health card, license plate, car insurance company... etc. What a pain in the butt! I aim to get all this junk done within the first couple days of being there.

03. Find a job I enjoy.
When I left cosmetics to move to the beach, I was sad. I loved that job. Six months later, when I left bartending to move back home temporarily, I was equally as sad. I realized that I really enjoyed both of those things. I loved the way that work felt like a hobby when I worked in cosmetics, and I loved the way that socializing became my work ethic in bartending. My goal for the near future is to do either, if not ideally both, of these jobs because I would be a happy bird if I got so lucky. 

04. Get back into the blogging groove. 
Although blogging is a hobby for me, a therapeutic and fun one, it falls second to work and other things, so it's been challenging to maintain a strict schedule. Ideally, I would put up a blog post a few times a week and that was my goal. Because I've not been in my natural state and I've been rather 'out of the groove' lately, and I'd really like to get back into it once I'm settled. 

Thanks for reading, and I apologize that my posts have mainly been lifestyle-oriented and personal lately. Regardless, I hope you've been enjoying them and I'll see you next time!

C, xx

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