Today marks the end of a pretty big chapter in my life provided my forthcoming plans come to fruition; I plan this to be the final paid day I work in the UK for the foreseeable future. Today was my last day at work. I finished working with an incredible group of people where I had up days, down days and days I just didn’t care about. The job itself I will not miss, it was a call centre job stuck at a desk listening to people’s heating issues. The one thing I will miss is the people, people from all backgrounds, with different challenges and life ambitions.
Will our paths ever cross after this day? I don’t know but what I do know is I wish every one of them every success at creating their dream and hope if they are holding back on taking a leap of faith into the unknown they take the leap and see where it goes, you only get one life so live it to the full.
From today I have 22 days until I fly to Vancouver which is quite a sobering thought. I am extremely excited about what is to come, mixed in with some apprehension as I don’t know where the next paycheque is coming from.
Now for many people the thought of leaving the comfort of work and shipping their lives to another continent where they know no-one would fill them with dread, and I would be lying if I said there wasn’t a small part of me going “what are you doing you crazy fool?”! However, the other half of that thought is the world is my oyster and the next journey is a mystery. I have the biggest opportunity to reinvent my life, to take it in a new direction and that is so powerful.
What will the next 22 days be filled with?
My first few days are going to be pretty busy, I have a car boot sale to do to sell the last of the bits I no longer want or need for my next journey, I have my car to scrap and I will be taking a trip back home to see my family in Cornwall for 6 days. I can’t wait to go home and see my family. With this big move I know the time between visits will be less frequent than it is currently, however, I am so fortunate to have their love and support which makes this journey even more exciting.
Post my visit to Cornwall I have a week of sorting bits like last minute paperwork (not visa related, that’s all done and sorted) and packing my bags, then I’m off for a short break to Oxford with my partner who is staying here in the beginning when I move to Vancouver (I refuse to go without having some time for the most important relationships in my life, especially the one with my partner who despite her reservations still stands by me). The final week is going to be chill time, time to make more job applications in the hope of setting up some interviews within my first week. I also want to plan some excursions so I am not all work focused with no play, after all I have a whole new city and country to explore. On that note I best dust off my walking boots.
So what’s your next journey going to be and what are you going to do between now and then to make it happen? I look forward to reading your replies!