Thursday, July 18, 2013

Life on the West side...of the country

Because I am a bad blog updater, a whole world of craziness has been going on and I have failed to document it. Even my written journal is suffering for entries. It's hard to take the time when there's so much going on! And then there's so much going on that you couldn't possibly write it all out in the stollen minutes you have between adventures.
When this happens, I start to get towards almost a funk, where I write lists and daydream about spending whole days in parks or coffee shops just writing and organizing my papers. Bliss.
It was something i got to do a couple of times while in Toronto this spring with K. He would chill and people watch and I would scribble furiously in my notebook. We'd both feel rejuvenated and calm afterwards, refreshed for the next adventure!

The biggest and most noteworthy event of life so far has been my move to the West Coast. On June 19th, at 5pm, I boarded a plane with my big backpack and a belly full of red-wriggler worms of nervousness.
Was I seriously doing this? Picking up and hauling ass to a new province by myself for a summer job? Apparently I was.\

And I haven't regretted it one bit. While I've come to realize that Vancouver is not entirely the city I would like to settle in, the West Coast has enchanted me to no end.

I have found many a friendly new face and a lot of fun at my job, a non-profit summer day camp that teaches kids to love and take part in the protection of nature!

Though I haven't been feeling as well as I would like to, I've been trying not to let it get in the way of some good adventuring! But chasing after campers really tuckers an old body out!

But I've gotten a lot better at recognizing what I need to keep my energy up which has been a huge help

This weekend is the Vancouver Folk Fest as well as the Illuminares Lantern Festival in John Hendry Park. I will be volunteering for both, so it is sure to be a crazy couple of days! But I plan to take Sunday for rest and recovery for the next week of bright eyed campers!

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