Sunday, April 29, 2012

Long time no see : A little update chronicle

Hey everyone (who reads this blog, which is probably 3 people),

I don't remember when was my last post or what it was about, so this mean it has been some time since I did a little update.

Well at the beginning of April I got a job offer. I made the decision of to move to Ottawa in order to start my career, exciting isn't?

I'm excited, and I'm scared, and confused, and happy, and lots of emotions.
It's weird to explain. In less than 2 months, I will be writing my licensing exams and hopefully most likely will become an official Funeral Director.
It's kinda weird to say this but I feel like this is the start of my adult life. My own life.
Sure I have been living on my own and doing my things for a little while, but now I will have a career.
Not a job. A career. This is what I will do for the rest of my life until I retire hopefully.
I'm happy with my choice. I like my job, it is challenging at times, but it is also very much "my pace". I get to work with people, and I also get to work on my own not being bother by anyone. I think it's a good fit. There is always something interesting every day and I never know what to expect when I start the day.

So I decided to leave this little town where I have been doing my internship and set myself free in the big city.
I had an opportunity to work in Toronto, but it wasn't really what I was looking for. Then this opportunity came and it seems more fitting for what I am looking for.

I have never lived in Ottawa. I have visited plenty of times, having family there, I used to go every summer when I was a kid, but now it's different. That's where I am going to live and perhaps settle myself.

The company I am working for, is a corporation in the funeral industry. They own many funeral homes all over North America. There is a lot of advancement opportunities and transferring opportunities for the future. So I am not limited to one thing.
Since I am someone who can't seem to stay put in one place and do one thing for ever...this is a good thing for me. I can stay in the same company, but have the chance to do different things or move to different cities.

I guess right now I am anxious to get things going. But first I need to finish my internship (15 days left), move to Ottawa, write my licensing exams (50 days left) and hope that everything goes well meanwhile!
in 50 days I will be officially done school and hopefully for ever lol

At this moment, I feel like there is so much I need to do. My house is pretty much all packed, except for daily stuff I use and some kitchen stuff. I'm looking around for a moving companies, I'm getting my cable/internet settle, studying for my exams, working..and other things I seem to have forgotten.

A couple weeks ago, I went to Ottawa and signed my contract, at least that's done! lol
I also got an appartment.
I'm going to be living above one of the funeral homes the company owns. It's not the one I will be working at, but it is like 5 minutes away.
The place looks very old and dirty, but nothing a good clean and coat of paint will do.
And it's very cheap too. So I will be able to save up money and pay off my student loan.

I am aiming that in 2 years (by the time I turn 30) I will be able to put a down payment on a house. give and take.

On a slightly side note, I decided yo get a tattoo for when I finish school / get my license.  A couple years ago i designed a tattoo and i'm still gonna get that one (for my birthday) but I decided on another tattoo.
hmm how to explain it, it's a branch of a Cherry Blossom, tree with 2 little birds on it and another bird flying off. It will be on my feet. On one foot the branch and the 2 birds and on the other foot the flying bird. Kinda to represent myself setting off on my own. It will also be only the shadow of birds, no details and the cherry blossom's flowers will be coloured.

Well that's about it for now. I will try to update when I have official moved.

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