It has been a while since I have last written, and that is because I have been trying to get my life together and follow my dream of living in Canada. I can happily tell you dear readers that I am doing exactly that. I am here in Vancouver doing something I want to do and living the life I have always wanted.
I have come a long way since I went traveling a couple of years ago, I have grown as a person and have become someone I actually like again, for a time, I was becoming someone I vowed never to be – bitter, bitchy and generally not a nice person to be around, and that certainly took its toll on my health and well-being.
Coming to Vancouver and falling in love with it after being here one day, 2 years ago, and making the conscious decision from that point to move here was, the single best decision I have ever made. I am not sure many of my friends and family believed me when I said I was going to live here, I think they all thought it was yet another one of my pipe dreams and I would never follow through with it. Well here I am. I have done it – but it hasn’t been without its struggles, tears and a lot of perseverance over the last 2 years but I can categorically say it has been the best decision of my life. I am so much happier here, I love the people, the lifestyle, have wonderful friends and for once I actually feel settled and feel like I belong somewhere. That isn’t to say of course that I am going to give up traveling once and for all, but for the time being the backpack is staying firmly in the back of the closet and I am going to try and build something here. (plus have you seen how big British Columbia is, let alone Canada there is tonnes to explore!)
So what’s the plan? I have decided to follow my dream and become a registered massage therapist, something which I have been looking into for a while but never got around to doing – a new country, new career as such. I can tell you since starting the course in August I am loving it. Yes, it is hard work and I don’t think I have ever studied this much even when I was doing my GCSE’s and A-Levels, but I know it will be worth it in the end, to have a rewarding career and to know that I have helped someone when they are struggling, to get them back on their feet, so they can enjoy life without pain and perhaps even go and explore the world like I have.
I will keep you posted dear reader on my progress and although I say that I won’t be traveling that much I do have 2 trips planned already so who knows where they will lead or what adventures will come from them.