I’m moving… again. It seems that the only time I feel compelled to make these updates is when I’m changing my location.
I recently moved (or… attempted to move) to Calgary. I was excited about it. I thought it would be a good decision. Things didn’t quite work out, though I did get to spend some much-needed time in the Rockies. The economic slump has made it hard to find grounding here, so off I go back to Newfoundland. Honestly, the decision was somewhat of a relief. Newfoundlanders are always Newfoundlanders, and I think we’ll always be drawn back home.
In other news, I’m heading to Portland in two and a half weeks! Tim and I decided to take a last-minute trip before heading back east. I’m a 27-year-old (as of 6 days ago!) Canadian who’s been on five continents and never been to the US. Time to change that. Expect to see budget/vegan/itinerary posts on Portland in late June and July.
The honest truth is that I’ve been drifting away from this blog. It’s been a stressful time with few plans and very few prospects. Since deciding to move back home and coming up with a couple of potential plans for the future, I’ve felt a sense of relief that’s allowed me to get back to doing things just for the joy. I’d been stopping myself because I was obsessed with productivity and figuring out life. As I said, I’m 27 now, and I feel like I fell off the rails of life somewhere along the way. Maybe everyone gets this dark sense of anxiety when they enter their late 20s.
It’s not that I haven’t been writing. In fact, I have been working on an ebook. It started as a mini-guide to minimalist living, but it’s quickly grown to over 50 pages… and I still feel like I’m just beginning. Maybe someday you’ll see it, maybe I’ll turn it into something else. What I can say is that having a project has helped me get through a tough time. So, if you’re struggling, consider stretching your creativity muscles and dedicating yourself to a bigger project that you may have been putting off for a while.
Feel free to comment or contact me (marie @ marieaway.com) if you feel compelled to do so. We’re all just living.