Wow. I’m finally back after a long four months. What happened? Where have I been? Well, there was an issue with my hosting payment back in June (and um, I kinda didn’t realize it since I was being lazy and didn’t read my emails– oops!) and I lost pretty much all of my Fresh-Season files. Fun fact: I’m currently using Archive.org to manually add all of my old posts. Tip: If you’re a blogger, please back up your files (common sense, I know– but you know, laziness got in the way!).
I’m working super hard to get back on track with blogging (amongst other things), so here are a few updates for anyone who has been wondering ;)
ONE | I’m still living in St. John’s, Newfoundland (I moved from Toronto in April) — Initially, the big move was really difficult. I was living with my parents for about two months, and didn’t have all of my belongings from Toronto (or my dogs, Rocco and Pepper!). So, things were a little messy. However, I did secure a nice one bedroom apartment in downtown, St. John’s; and my dogs were shipped down in early July (#purehappiness!). While living alone can get a little lonely (and expensive!), I absolutely love it! It’s been a great change!
TWO | I finally got my driver’s license — Yes, yes, I know… I’m 27 years old and only recently got my license. Having my driver’s permit for eleven years was getting pretty embarrassing. There was no reason why I shouldn’t have my license. Well, I finally pulled up my big girl pants and got my license!
THREE | I’ve been working a lot — Employment in my field are pretty much non-existent here in Newfoundland. When I moved here, I knew I would be settling for a while (and settling is okay sometimes!). Initially, I was working at one job, full-time. However, I quickly picked up a new full-time job (keeping my first job as a part-time). So yep, I work six days/50 hours a week. It’s pretty exhausting, but it also allows me to live comfortably (living alone and looking after two doggies costs a pretty penny!).
FOUR | I booked a weekend getaway to Ottawa and Toronto! — As most of you already know, I spent three years living in Ottawa. I am completely in love with the city, and I have such an amazing group of friends back there. Last month, I opened my internet browser and booked a flight to Ottawa (followed by a day trip to Toronto!). I’m so incredibly excited about this (even if it’s only for a few days). Actually, when I’m having a rough day, I just think about my upcoming trip. It gives me warm fuzzies! Haha.
FIVE | I’ve been planning for even more big changes — When I moved back to Newfoundland in April, I knew it was only temporary. I needed to just relax, find some balance (and a little independence), and then go from there. In the last six months, I’ve been doing just that… but I’ve been also thinking about my next step. It may seem a little ridiculous to some, but I’ve made the decision to move back to Ottawa in the spring. I plan on making this gorgeous city my “new home” (read: my permanent home!)– all by myself :) (well, with Rocco and Pepper of course!). I couldn’t be happier!
PS- If things look a little odd (or links are missing), please bare with me. I’m still adding my old posts and pages (this may take a few weeks), but I plan on updating the blog regularly (starting TODAY!). And lastly, thank you… for your patience and those encouraging words I’ve been receiving! I’m glad to finally be back!