Written on March 3, 2016 at 10:41 pm
Filed under: Personal
Life has been… routine? Monotonous? March is looking up, in terms of work. There was a lot of waiting by the phone for shifts in January and February – but I already have over half of March filled with shifts, which is pretty exciting. Every day is different, and it is weird having a Thursday be my Sunday and a Friday being my Monday in comparison to other people. I can say that, because I had four days off from work, and then I’m working four days in a row – yay?
I’m currently squirreling money away to buy my first car, which will be pretty exciting. I’m starting the process of doing research on cars, and making appointments for test drives. Getting some reliable transportation will be much better than a two hour transit commute from work to home when it would be a 10 minute drive otherwise.
But work has been good – and keeps me busy! I have a lot of evening and night shifts scheduled for March, so it’s a good thing that I’m generally more of a night owl than a morning lark. Nights appeal more to me than the rush-rush-rush of day shifts. There’s a nice stillness about leaving work when the sun is just starting to rise – that and I greatly enjoy eating breakfast before bed.
Written on January 7, 2016 at 7:57 pm
Filed under: Randomosity
I’d like to be a better blogger, keep a better personal blog when it comes to things that happen to me and in my life. Since my last entry (Remembrance Day), I started working (finished orientation, did some buddy shifts) and I’ve been doing shifts without a direct mentor since early December. I worked pretty steadily in December, and now in January I’m waiting for the phone to ring for shifts. Life’s been pretty good though, one of my goals for 2016 is to find a work-life balance. Trying to make the most of my days off from work by spending time doing things I enjoy (hobbies – knitting/crocheting/baking/dolls) and spending time with family and friends.
First big purchases post-being-hired will be a new cell phone (I’ve been eyeing the Samsung Galaxy S6) and a car (no clue which one yet, but will likely be used). That and to get a line (part time or full time) somewhere for some better financial stability over being a casual employee.
Written on November 11, 2015 at 11:11 am
Filed under: Personal
It’s the 100th anniversary of In Flanders Field, a poem composed by Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae (1872-1918). It’s sobering to recall the words, which I still know by heart, when thinking about WWI and WWII and all the other conflicts and wars that have followed since then. It’s important to me, and to many other Canadians, to take a moment of silence to honour those that gave their lives and those who had dedicated or still dedicating their lives to the armed forces. The reasons why I wear a poppy – even if I keep having to buy a new one because mine falls off.