Monday, June 11, 2012

giddy giddy

a list of things i am extremely - consumes my thoughts - christmas eve belly excited for.

my upcoming trip to asia. i fly into beijing on july 18th. i have nothing planned. no idea where i'm going or what i'll be getting up to. the unknown is intoxicating.

my submission to arrival magazine's DREAM JOB competition. at the end of june they will announce what is happening next. not sure if that means the short list will get announced or if they will announce the winner. either way i am beyond pumped. it is the first thing i think of when i wake up. i get flustered that because of the time change i may have missed a tweet or facebook post. the contest literally is consuming my thoughts.

and then there is also the thrill of me finishing my job contract on july 6th!!!!! and i literally can't put into words how thrilled i am to be done with this job. i have never once been so excited to leave a chunk of my life behind. i am sad that this family and this position were not what i expected. but i sure have learned a lot from my time with them. and it has made me supremely aware of how i want to spend my time.

on july 4th one of my best friends is flying into calgary to visit for stampede. i haven't seen alana since christmas. i can't wait to wake up and look over to the other couch in loraine's living room and have alana's morning face to look at. that's creepy right. well i don't care if it is. i miss that kid. i am going to crash at loraine's with alana while she is here. i imagine her visit will be filled with shot gunning beers, going to free pancakes breakfasts, and lots and lots of new memories.

so june and july 2012 are really turning out to be quite eventful months for me. lots of excitement. lots of changes. it seems a world away from where i was last june and july. in a depression riddled hell. not knowing where my life was going. not wanting to settle. feeling suffocated in my home. which wasn't really my home anymore. little did june 2011 me know that one year from then i would be planning another trip of a lifetime. that i would have all my money re-saved up from my last adventure and would have another one way ticket in my possession.

fingers crossed everybody. and please follow @mlenstewart and @arrivalmagazine on twitter to keep up to date on the contest happenings. thanks

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