Life update: I am moving to the Canadian Rockies in 10 days!!

The previous post was written on: Monday, May 8th- Life update: The universe is so incredible! 

I go on a bit of a rant about how awesome life is, and how excited I am for this amazing opportunity that I had just discovered!   



Written on: Friday, May 12th, 2017

So in 10 days, I am moving to the beautiful mountain town of Revelstoke British Columbia! Mainly known for an amazing winter ski resort, it is also a summer destination surrounded by several lakes, rivers, and countless hiking trails. I will be moving and be living there for the next 6 months, which is mind boggling since I have no money in my bank right now. Moving away like this should be impossible for me to do, but yet again I have found a way.  I never in my wildest dreams could have even imagined this up, which is why I am pinching myself to make sure this isn’t a dream…

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View of Revelstoke in British Columbia, Canada
View of Revelstoke and the Canadian Rockies in British Columbia, Canada  (Note: Pictures not taken by me) 

I will give you a little back story because it is pretty crazy what happened…

So less than two weeks ago on April 29th I hit a rock bottom, I had no job, was broker than I had ever been in my life, I was living off the cheapest food I could think of, being peanut butter and honey wraps (cost me about 0.50 cents each), and I literally sat around for the entire month of April because I couldn’t afford gas to go out, and I basically spent the time dreaming of the day I could get out of Calgary and go travel and see the world.

So I said to the universe,  “Get me out of Calgary as soon as possible.”

There was absolutely no way I could foresee any way I would be able to leave Calgary anytime soon, what with having literally $33 in my bank account, but I asked anyways and truly believed that it would happen eventually, I just figured oh you know like 6 months down the road or something. I trust in the timing of everything 100%. So I asked for it, and then I let it go.

However, if there is something I have learned from using the law of attraction for many years now is that when you want something bad enough, you will find a way to make it happen. The universe will bring a person or event into your life that will move you towards your ultimate goal. Which for me, is to travel. I want to see the world.

So a few days after I asked the universe to get me out as soon as possible, is when I discovered Mobilize jobs… Which is by far the coolest thing I have ever seen. It was like this program was seriously made for me… I don’t even know how to explain it other than it is freaking incredible!

Basically, this program is designed to help young Canadians find a full-time stable job for 6 months to a year (or more if you wish) at a resort town in Canada for the busy season whether that be summer in lake towns or winter in ski towns. I guess employers have a hard time finding and keeping staff for their busy time of year, so that is where this program comes in and sets them up with motivated and eager to work young Canadians.

So mobilize sends you somewhere amazing in Canada for the adventure of a lifetime, and you get to meet amazing people that are also in the program, they set you up with a full-time job before you go and also did I mention you get free housing?? Yes I know, I can’t quite believe it either, I am still waiting for the catch, which I don’t think I will find at this point in my process… Like holy smokes! This is incredible!

Upon discovering the program originally back on May 1st, I ended up waiting 4 long days before I finally sent in my application. I mainly waited that long because I watched an information session which answered a lot of questions about the program, but also in the video, he said once you apply be prepared for it to move pretty fast, like be prepared to be leaving within 10 days…

By chance, it did happen to be the 1st of the month, so I made the decision that same night that I would definitely try to get into this program, so I emailed my landlord and told him I would be gone by June 1st. (Luckily I don’t sign leases and do month to month so this was not a problem)

I spent the next 4 days thinking it over and making sure this was something I definitely wanted to do because I do tend to make fairly hasty decisions sometimes, like when I decided to move to Vancouver.  I started to slowly pack knowing that once I did apply I would be leaving pretty fast. It was a very long 4 days though, and I kept getting worried that I might be waiting too long and they might not need anyone anymore when I did decide to apply…

So on Friday, May 5th, I sent in my application at like 4.30pm not realizing the staff had probably gone home for the weekend already, so then I waited with anticipation for the entire weekend to end and for Monday to roll around when I would hear back from them. I was slightly worried though because I didn’t want to get too excited yet until I heard back at least, so I was sitting on pins and needles all weekend.

But sure enough, Monday morning I received an email first thing in the morning setting up a time for a skype interview, which I quickly accepted with excitement. I have never been so happy on a Monday as I was on this one, I was freaking out!

The very next day, I had probably the most important (skype) interview of my life, but it ended up going really quite well and I got a conditional offer right on the spot! I was even given my location which will be Revelstoke British Columbia, which is amazing, and I won’t be terribly far from home (it’s a 4.5-hour drive to Calgary)

Plus I was also told what I will be doing for work, which I was happy to hear I will be serving at the Denny’s there, which is great because I know that Dennys is very busy being right on the trans Canada highway, which means I will make good money as a server, plus I really enjoy serving breakfast as I’ve been doing it for over 5  years now!

I was told from there to go celebrate because things were going to move pretty quick, which it certainly has been, luckily I was prepared for that after watching that initial information video. (To celebrate I danced around my room for several minutes and then proceeded to text as many people as I could with the amazing news, I was beaming!)

So all week now, I have been running around a lot, and getting everything sorted out because they want me to leave on, May 23rd, which was only two weeks from the day I had my interview

So I have been freaking busy! Apart from actually packing my stuff and getting all my ducks in a row for this program, (filling out paperwork and doing the online training) I am also spending some time just mentally preparing for what is ahead.

I learned this was very important to do when  I moved to Downtown Vancouver. Because I failed to spend a single moment before that move actually preparing myself mentally and I ended up paying for it later. I became very sad and lonely when I lived in Vancouver, which inevitably brought me home early from my adventure, pretty shaken up by it all. I remember thinking I was going to die and I was having massive panic attacks because of it.

Anyways, I guess the number one reason people leave this program is due to homesickness, which makes total sense, to be honest. Sure it’s all rainbows and sunshine for the first few weeks, but eventually, once that begins to wear off, and people sink into their normal routines and they start getting sad and lonely and missing their friends and family back home, which in turn might make them pack up and head back home early.

For me though, I already know what that is like, I’ve been through this before, so I know this time it will be different. I am more prepared this time… I hope. I kinda have a challenge though that I have given myself, which is I want to leave on May 16th, 2017 and be away from my hometown (Calgary) for as long as I possibly can.

I am thinking of being gone for several years here… That is my dream anyway…
To travel the world for as long as my heart desires, going wherever the wind takes me, but also not having to concern myself over the money aspect of travel, I would like to make my money anywhere in the world using my computer so I would be like a digital nomad!

Yes, I am a little nervous, and sure I will definitely still have days where I wish I was back in my hometown of Calgary, but because this time I am much more mentally strong than I was in the past, also, I have developed spiritually over the past year quite a lot, (aka why I freaking love the universe, and I love myself MWAHHH) I know this time I will be alright, and I will make it through.

This program is a 6 month to a year long, and you are welcome to stay for longer if you wish, or you can leave after 6 months and go do something else, it is totally up to you. This is commitment-free, which is primarily what I like about it. personally, I cannot commit to anything at all that tells me I have to do something for longer than 6 months, it just freaks me out way too much. Like I can’t even sign a yearly lease because my life can change way too much in a year for me to take on a commitment like that.

Like when I look at even the past 4 months from January to April 2017, I am blown away by how much I have accomplished, and I wasn’t even really trying. I was actually unemployed and sitting around for the entire month of April, but I have still done more in those months than a lot of people do in a year.

From January 1st- May 1st

-I quit the Amway business (I am writing a post on that lol)
-I went on a solo trip to California for my 26th birthday
-I started going to Canmore/Banff on my days off
-I started seeing someone who lived in Banff
-He taught me how to ski quite well 🙂
-I quit my job I worked at for 4.5 years
-We went to Fernie for 3 days together
-We broke up after seeing each other for 1.5 months
-I became extremely broke because of no work
-I sat around all of April, getting to know myself better and living off peanut butter & honey wraps because I couldn’t afford much food…
-I started this blog because it was always on the back of my mind, and I realized how much I loved to write
-I started writing a novel which I will continuously work on
-I hit rock bottom on Saturday, April 29th
-On May 1st I discovered the mobilize program!

So I tell you this, not to be like “hey look at how awesome my life is!!” No no no, none of that. I just want to show you that you, yes youcan do a lot of stuff too in a few months.

“We tend to overestimate how much we can accomplish in a day, and underestimate how much we can accomplish in a year”

A year is seriously a long time, and we can all do so much. That’s when our human potential kicks in, and we start realizing how much we are truly capable of. Just look back on your own life, and see how much you’ve accomplished over the past 6 months or a year even. You will most likely be shocked!

I am definitely a free spirit, and I understand that some people aren’t like that. See my life is pretty fun and exciting, but it is also extremely uncertain. I have absolutely NOT A SINGLE CLUE where I will be this time next year. I couldn’t even guess anymore because it seems like every time I try to even slightly plan out my life, something happens that steers it completely into another direction, but it always turns out far better than I could have ever expected, so that’s amazing!

Though for some people, they like structure, and security, and knowing exactly where they will be and what they will be doing one year from now. But for me, I am not like that at all. That actually is what terrifies me the most… Knowing exactly where and what I’ll be doing a full year from today.

Now you don’t have to pack up your stuff in a suitcase and go live in a new town like I am doing, to live a great life. You need to find whatever makes you happy and never ever stop pursuing that. I wrote a post about Why I plan to go after my dreams, and you should too! which is pretty crazy because I wrote that a couple weeks before I found this program, and now it seems like my dreams are actually coming true as I write about it. In a few weeks, I will be one step closer to living the life of my dreams… You just need to get extremely clear on what you truly want in life. Don’t settle for anything less than you know you deserve. And don’t quit, keep trying, even when the odds seem against you.

Life is what you make of it. It can either be something you take full charge of and turn it into one hell of an amazing ride, or it could end up slipping through your fingers faster than you could ever imagine… The choice is yours to make. (hint go with option A, it’s so much better!!)


So anyways I feel like I got off track there, but it kinda works for the point of my post anyways. I am a free spirit!

I am also moving in 10 DAYS! OMG OMG OMG. I will write here on my blog about my journey and adventures, as that is kinda what my blog is for. It’s become my way of keeping tabs on life, allowing me to trace back to events that happened, as well as I love to share my stories with others!

I feel like I have many stories to share, and this is just the beginning. This blog is currently just over 1 month old, and I have fallen in love with it. Even if I can just inspire one other person to go after their dreams, that is really all that matters to me. I hope by sharing my own journey of going after my dream life, it will make you realize that you can go after yours!

I am super excited to see what the next 6 months will bring for me living in the small town of Revelstoke! I really hope that I can cross several things off My Bucket List specifically some of the adventure type things…

I definitely want to do lots of hiking and camping, as well as I have a pretty strong desire to go SKYDIVING!!!!! So let’s make it happen universe :p

Here is my Summer 2017 Bucket List

The mountains are calling and I must go -John Muir

 

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