Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Booked flights, going away parties and saying goodbye

I know this is crazy, but I am more nervous about travelling for a few months, then i was 5 years ago when i travelled for a year. Im not sure why I have all the nerves, but I actually have butterflies in my stomach.
 I have alot of envious friends and coworkers who say they wish they could do what I am doing but I cant help to think that I am maybe being a little irresponsible with the money I saved.
Now, money isnt everything, especially a measly 14, 000. But in the back of my mind I wonder is i should put  that money towards my education instead of working on my tan. But then i remind myself that I saved that kind of money is a short 7 months, and I could always do it again, Perhaps on his trip, ill figure out what i want out of life specifically a career and apply to schools in Canada and overseas.. Im always up for a new adventure.
 I am no longer working for OLG April 5th was my last day,I had a little going away party and i was happy with the turnout of OLG employees thaat came to say goodbye.. Thanks guys!!!! Now the only lose ends I have in Canada, are figuring out what to do with my car, last needles of the Twin Rx vaccination and a very loose itinerary of travel. Oh and maybe a new piece of luggage. My flight is booked for May 11th, which gives me roughly 3 weeks before takeoff.
I have made some great friendships and relationships with alot of people this year and I find it hard to say goodbye to the ones i have made the closest relationships with. But I am leaving for a short amount of time and i'll be back before you know it. For everyone else, I am having a keg party at Kal and my place on April 6th.... Its going to be lots of food and booze but 20 dollars at the door, proceeds going to me of course... :)

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Quitting jobs, and getting ready to travel. A month to go!

Okay, so this is my first blog i have ever written, and i better get use to it, because i am going to be very candid about what happens when a cute, canadian blonde travels overseas by herself.
Now, for people who already know me, they know that 5 years ago i travelled by myself for 9 months before Kristin came and met me and we travelled together for 2 months. I had the time of my life, and some crazy, exciting shit happened then, but my diary got all the juicy details. This time... its for anyone who wants to give it a read. Its the beginning of April in 2 days. I have been busy quitting my job at OLG, having dentist, optometrist and doctors appointmnets galore, before i give up my benefits.. What the plan was with this travel, was to get a job on a cruise ship, which I already had an interview and have one tomorrow too, so I can work and travel. I obviously havent heard anything back yet, so plan B may still be in order. Uncle Don, has 2 homes in thailand, so plan B is to fly to Thailand, stay for a month or so, then off to Europe, where i have always wanted to see Spain, Italy, etc... etc... wouldnt mind going to the Love parade in Germany in june either. I have saved 12, 000 dollars since September, and i am hoping this money will take care of me to at least this September, and maybe even come home with a few bucks, to sort myself out!
This is the plan. Im hoping to get on a cruise ship, so I can save the 12,000 and make a hell of a lot more.. and come home with a crazy down payment for a house or something, but i am just waiting to hear from someone.... i hate waiting, very impatient! i just want to get the hell out of Dodge and start my life again... Im ready for you world, but are you ready for me!!!!