Wednesday, November 30, 2011
I received a very exciting letter in the mail a little while ago. Sidebar: isn't snail mail just the best?! I love getting postcards and letters and fun things like that, and I also love to send them! Since I've been home I've been over to various friends homes and seen postcards that I sent them from Florida on their fridges. That just warms my heart! Anyhow, back to my letter. It was from Camosun and it said that I won this year's Hotel and Restaurant Co-op Award! How exciting!!!! I'm so thrilled and proud of myself. It's really amazing when your hard work pays off, isn't it?! Awards ceremony is on monday, I'll try to get a nice picture to post! Have a magical day!
Well it's almost December, I have an appointment with the french consulate to procure my working visa, I'm preparing to move across the world and I'm just waiting for my contract to be ready. It's the most excited I've ever been in my life. And most possibly the most terrified. I'm loving being home and hating it all at once. I absolutely adore my family and have a really hard time living without them, so leaving them is something I'm dreading. The other thing that's really tough is how many amazing friends I have here. The more I stay at home, the more I can see my life as it would be if I stayed here. Leaving my amazing Victoria life will honestly tear a piece out of my soul. However, I have come to know myself well enough to know that if I don't leave I will end up resenting everyone who made me want to stay. I'm in a constant state of delirious happiness mixed with insatiable sadness and restlessness. I have this insatiable desire to see EVERYTHING. When I think about moving to Paris, the mere thought of it literally stops my breath in my chest and makes my heart skip a beat from sheer excitement. As much as I'm sad and scared to leave my life and my loved ones, I know that I would be far more devastated if I didn't leave. It's also been a tough few weeks of loss for me, which I won't get into, but it makes me realize that life is far too short to compromise. I HAVE to follow my dreams and my heart because I owe it to myself to do anything in my power to be as happy as possible, and to sell myself short of my own dreams would be equivalent to dying right here right now. and I'm not ready to die. In short, I am so very ready for my next adventure, no matter how much it will hurt to depart upon it.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Well, as you can imagine, I'm freezing!! Apparently I got really spoiled living in Orlando. Brrrrr. Also, just my luck, they are saying that this will be the coldest winter in 20 years. Awesome. Anyhow, sorry things aren't very interesting right now, I promise that come february I'll have a million wonderful photos of Paris for all of you! There is one interesting thing, I was interviewed for an article for Camosun about Disney and my upcoming opportunity in Paris and it is currently on the front page of the Camosun website. Yup. Little old me. For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about, here is the link. www.camosun.ca I'm not sure how long it will be up so go take a look right now! It's very exciting actually. I've done some guest lecturing in some tourism classes about Disney and international tourism, which was frighteningly amazing. Somehow I became a grown-up. People take me seriously, it's very unnerving. I have a few exciting things happening soon, one of my favorite friends from the Disney College Program is coming for Christmas all the way from Spain! So that's wonderful. I can't wait to see her! 47 days until her arrival. And in 86 days, Paris. I can't even wait. Sometimes I think about it and get so overwhelmed with excitement I can't even handle it. 86 days.