Well, I’m mostly packed and ready to go…
Tomorrow is my first of 23 days away from home. I’m catching the 11am ferry to Victoria, where I’ll spend 4 nights visiting family and friends. From there, I’m flying (through Toronto) to the Dominican, where I’ll spend a week in the sun, sand and surf with a few of my co-workers. On the way back, I’m going to Toronto for a week. Then I’m flying back to Victoria on April 3rd, where I’ll spend 3 more nights (and host a bachelorette party), before finally catching a ferry home on April 6th.
I had planned to get more writing done, before I left, but I spent a good chunk of my spare time this week just prepping for this trip. Packing for 3+ weeks is no joke – especially when you need clothing for 3 different climates: the wet coast, tropical paradise and the polar vortex, lol. I will need to get a handful of posts written this weekend, though, as I’d prefer not to spend any time in front of my laptop while I’m in the Dominican (other than to write next week’s TGIF post, so I can share a pic of Cabarete!).
For the next few weeks, most of my posts will be answers to some of the questions you asked me last month. I may not be able to reply to comments while I’m away, but I’m looking forward to your feedback on them. When I get back, I know that my focus here will be a little different… but in a good way. I’ve been feeling “stuck” for the past month or so, and this week I finally realized why. So, change is coming, friends.
Until next week!
The low of my week was seeing one of my co-workers post a pic from her first day in the Dominican yesterday. Three of them went for 2 weeks, whereas I’m only going for 1, and I’m suffering from major FOMO.
The high of my week is a tie. First, I spent last Saturday morning at a public speaking workshop at the YWCA with a group of other mentors and high school mentees. It was so incredible to see the girls come out of their shells, and then admit they were proud of themselves for doing so. And then I also received the cheque from all that contract work I did in February and put 100% of it in my Emergency Fund!
A blog post I loved was How to Handle the Bad Days. My favourite line: “Remember: if you weren’t capable, you certainly wouldn’t have gotten this far.” Nicole Belanger is one of my new favourite bloggers.
The best money I spent was $55 on a new pair of TOMS. Mine were literally falling apart as I walked.
My plans this weekend include hanging out with a friend and packing tonight, catching a ferry to Victoria tomorrow morning, visiting family and friends, and sneaking in a visit with a former classmate from Royal Roads who is in Victoria for work!
How was your week? What are you up to this weekend?