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04 September 2008 @ 10:07 pm
am in Toronto for the weekend for a board retreat. yay meetings.
should be pretty awesome though, the people I have met so far are beyond inspirational and are simply phenomenal human beings and i am so glad to be working with them. it's rad to put faces to names and voices from conference calls.
[also, we're staying at a queer B&B in the village and it's so sweet!]

anyway, off to (early) bed for me. i'm exhausted and have meetings/an event to be rested for...

Feeling rather...: hopefulinspired
01 September 2008 @ 10:05 pm
am back in the place i called home not too long ago, visiting friends and getting some closure on things. i'm so glad i was able to come up a few days before the board retreat next weekend to see people.

just spent the weekend with my two favourite women. i always feel a billion times better after we spend a few days together. they make me smile and laugh, mmm... so much love. maybe next time i see them they'll be on the coast and we can go camping - that would be amazing.

am lucky enough to be staying with two other wonderful women who i love dearly, so that's also pretty awesome. i feel incredibly blessed to have people who love me enough to take me in for a few days [almost] wherever i go in the world. am looking forward to connecting with people here whom i haven't seen in a few months.

after this trip i think i will be able to feel more settled when i get back home to Victoria.

Feeling rather...: sleepysleepy
28 August 2008 @ 01:13 pm

i'm frustrated today!
Feeling rather...: frustratedfrustrated
21 August 2008 @ 07:42 pm
this new job is pretty awesome.

pretty low-key and friendly. drank too much coffee already, left with some free produce and bagels. the cafe is part of the Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource group which means it's very connected, very eco-friendly and very community oriented. People can pick up food bins of local produce from the cafe weekly [i think] and there's much going on.

the highlight of my day was probably when the manager told me that he is thinking of leaving in Jan, and if i'm as good as he thinks i'll be... then i'll be up for the position

so awesome!
Feeling rather...: happyhappy
18 August 2008 @ 03:59 pm
i got a job, i got a job, i got a job, hey, hey, hey, hey!!!

i'll stop singing like i'm in the little rascals movie now... er, yes.

but! i got a job a a cool indie cafe, start on thursday, working this weekend too. i'll be working every wed night and every sunday it looks like, part time and pick-up shifts until november, then full time. every wednesday is bluegrass night, they host cool community events and they are eco-friendly!
Feeling rather...: excitedexcited
17 August 2008 @ 08:26 pm
this is who i want to be for a very beautful girl (or boy?) one day...

Daydreamer, sittin’ on the seat
Soaking up the sun he is a
Real lover, makin’ up the past and feeling up his girl like he’s never felt her figure before
A jaw dropper
Looks good when he when he walks, he is the subject of their talk
He would be hard to chase, but good to catch and he could change the world with his hands behind his back, Oh…

You can find him sittin’ on your doorstep
Waiting for the surprise
It will feel like he’s been there for hours
And you can tell that he’ll be there for life

Daydreamer, with eyes that make you melt
He lends his coat for shelter because he’s there for you when he shouldn’t be
But he stays all the same, waits for you and then sees you through
There’s no way I could describe him
All I say is, just what I’m hoping for

But I will find him sittin’ on my doorstep
Waiting for the surprise
It will feel like he’s been there for hours
And I can tell he’ll be there for life
And I can tell he’ll be there for life

... and I'll be there for life.
Feeling rather...: thoughtfulthoughtful
Background Noise: Adele - Daydreamer
16 August 2008 @ 01:03 am
it's beautiful to be here. and amazing to know i followed my heart.
but, this distance sucks and it hurts to know what i left behind.

i need love. alot of love.
Feeling rather...: numbnumb
14 August 2008 @ 01:31 pm
today I have to look for a job and get a bit more settled into the apartment. i've been introduced to some amazing people and it's absolutely beautiful here.

favourite quote so far: "what's that smell?! I think it might be.. nature."

I said that the first day I was here. It smells so amazing here. It smells like trees and flower and leaves and the ocean. So delicious. Everything is so pretty and there's lots and lots of pretty flowers and really really big trees. Know what I think is cool?? When there's a big tree that would be in the middle of a sidewalk, they just build the sidewalk around it and leave the tree where it should be. I think that's so cool!

Victoria is pretty.

but I need to go be a real adult and try and find a job so I can pay rent and figure out my life. whee.
Feeling rather...: contemplativecontemplative
Background Noise: Iron & Wine - Such Great Heights
12 August 2008 @ 12:35 am
I have safely arrived in Victoria, incredibly exhausted but very excited.

Today was a pretty great day: I met a bunch of really cool people, went on a walk to explore the/find the convenience store, received my missing luggage just a few hours late, hung out in the park and listened to a few of the really cool people I met play music and sing, unpacked a bit and then went for more exploring and hung out on the beach.

It's so beautiful here. It smells absolutely incredibly, everything is so lush.
Find me here: Victoria, B.C.
Feeling rather...: exhaustedexhausted
11 August 2008 @ 03:54 am
I'm going to be in Victoria in less than 11 hours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm so incredibly excited. But, I'm also sad to be leaving behind some incredible people who I have met here at GA.

My bags are almost packed and I'll be leaving for the airport in a taxi in an hour and a half. Tonight i stayed too long at the pub because the conversation and company was just too good... It's hard to be in a space where every moment feels like the only possible moment - where there actually won't be a chance to do it later. The spirit of that has kept me up way too late way too often over the past few weeks.

There are beautiful people from all over the world who I have met here and I can't wait to see what comes of those connections. I may have the opportunity to travel to San Fransisco, Agape - Italy, Budapest and maybe even a few other places to continue to be involved with the WSCF and to connect with these amazing people again.

Our    conversations this evening were so inspiring, so intense and so raw. There has been so much pain and frustration over the past few weeks in this space, but I am leaving it hopeful and excited to be a part of this global community.
Feeling rather...: sleepysleepy