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Life Away From Home

It’s been over half a year since I last blogged so here’s a quick-ish update, since I last wrote, I moved from Toronto to Edmonton and well here’s the rest of the update.

In the past month or so, I’ve been living away from home for pretty much the first time in life. While this may not seem like a big deal for many, for me this was a really big step. My decision to move was made quickly but something I was thinking about for a long time. As the move happened, my excitement rose. I was in a place with new things to explore and experience. I had a job interview for a job prospect that seemed great and exciting. I had settled into my new place and everything was going well. Two weeks in and things were moving along smoothly. Now having had a lot of ups and downs in my life, I’ve noticed one constant being that if things are going well things will inevitably go wrong.

I’ll start with work, or lack thereof. I got a job with an organization that does fundraising for non-profit organizations. My role was specifically “fundraiser”, pretty straight forward, nothing too complicated just ask people to donate. Seems easy enough right? Not really. I’m not quite sure this is the case. If you ever wanted a job where you feel ignored, invisible, and definitely overlooked, this is the job for you. The booth where I work is positioned in front of a Jack Jones store, and I swear it’s the most interesting store in the mall. The reason why I say that is because whenever people walk by my booth at the mall, they see us and then get entranced by Jack Jones. Their eyes just get fixated on to that store, as if it has them locked in a hypnotic trance and they can’t look away from it or they’d die. I’ll probably write more but back to my original reason for writing about work is as followed.

Just as soon as I started working, my campaign coordinator came up to me the second day on the job and told me that the hours would be limited as they would be losing part of their campaign at my specific location. This was an unexpected setback but I was still optimistic about this job.

I have been very blessed to have girlfriend who has been very supportive of me in everything that I’ve been going through, but it seems like I’ve been getting dumped on by life. About 3 weeks ago, I was subjected to the most intense pain I’ve ever had in my life. After struggling to find help, I eventually got to the hospital and was diagnosed with kidney stones. Also another story to be told there in another post.

Life away from home has not been the bed of roses I had expected and I am hopeful that things will get better because that’s what always happens for the protagonist in any story right? In my narrative I am the protagonist but maybe my perspective on things are skewed and I’m actually the anti-hero or even antagonist meant to suffer to get through the story that is my life. Who knows, but I do feel more inspired to blog more, so lets see how long this lasts.

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Chasing Dreams

Right now it’s interesting because I’m sitting in a class about life writing, autobiographies, biography, blogging, etc. While listening to the professor lecture, it got my mind going on realizing your dreams (not necessarily the same dreams that I wrote about in my last post). I think it’s important that a person has goals and dreams in life, for what would a purposeless life amount to? What would be the use in living a directionless life? Sometimes it takes a life changing event for people to realize their dreams, or maybe it’s just something they’ve always had. I think whatever or rather however your dreams may come, it’s important to have dreams and to chase after them.

Life is funny in that there will always be people who will try to tear you down, or make you believe that you can’t achieve your goals because they’re silly and impractical. I know this from first hand experience as Im sure many of you have. This morning for example while taking my grandmother and my uncle to the rehab center to pick up and bring home my aunt. My grandmother was very encouraging and supportive although she didn’t really know what we were talking about. My uncle on the other hand kept trying to instill in me to study something “worthwhile”. Trying to make me think that my English and Philosophy degree was/is a useless degree because there is no career path blatantly attached to my degree. What he failed to realize is the ability to think creatively, or the language and communication skills that my degree have helped me develop and grow. I blog because I enjoy writing. My blogs are very unrefined and they’re almost like a stream of consciousness on a certain topic. Whether you enjoy it or not, I don’t really mind, granted it would be great if I had more people following and reading my thoughts and musings but in the end. All I’m doing is Chasing my Dreams. Of my future? I’m sure my life will be one of fulfillment and void of regrets. While I do have things in my past that I regret doing, I feel all my experience have led me to the understanding of this world as I see it now. Right now, my world is as beautiful as the sun is bright. Cliche’s abound in my life but who cares, I’ll create more and more as life goes on.

Tell me your dreams or goals in life, or if you just have anything else to share, feel free to leave me a comment below 🙂

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