Wednesday, October 21, 2009

So I mentioned I was planning on moving.  It's looking more an more likely that I'll be following through with this (basically, it'll happen unless something huge comes up).  I'm planning on moving to Taiwan.  Specifically Taipei, though that may change.

It's been a long time coming, my leaving Vancouver.  If I'd gone ahead with grad school, leaving would have been implicit.  I decided not to go, which was the right choice, but that meant I stayed here, which wasn't.  The timing seems pretty ideal, all told; I don't own property, I don't have a boyfriend, or a career track I feel wedded to.  All those things sound like negatives, but the silver lining is that I'm completely untied.  I can't imagine a time when I'll feel so untied again, so I want to take advantage of it when I can.

It's not that I've regretted my time here at all, it's that...I feel like I've grown as much as I can here, for now.  I don't know what I'm looking for, but I know I'm not finding it here.  The last time I went away for any sustained period of time was in 2006, and there's something about coming back better than you were when you left that I need to do again.  So, I'm going, and hopefully will come back better than I was before.
Oh my GOD, I'm so sorry.

Remember when I said I'd try to post more? That went well, didn't it? Sigh. It's not an excuse, but in the intervening time, a lot has happened, including:

My dad had surgery
My mom had surgery
My work ran out of work for me
I decided to (probably) move
Oh, and today I turned 26

That's the point-form version. So far the surgeries seem to have worked out (we get word on my mom's in a week). I received my last paycheck from work, and am now bracing myself for the inevitable decrease in my hard-won emergency fund (I knew there was a reason I made it so big!). 26 has been pretty alright, for the past...12 hours. So hey; busy, but generally okay. Not so bad, right? Ok, so I've been boring too. I can't help it, what do you people want from me? Oh. Semi-regular, half-decent blog posts. Yeah, that's reasonable. Sigh.