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Monthly Archives: September 2015

Keeping Busy

What every writer dreads – writer’s block. It has finally hit. I am having a hard time sitting down to write for this blog now that I am home. When you’re not travelling every day, you are sometimes hard pressed to find inspiration.

So you make your own.

The past few weeks have been endless attempts to find adventure in my own backyard – hanging out with friends and exploring my home.

I’ve done more hikes, some outdoor climbing, built forts, played with my dog, and begun to get my life in order. School is just around the corner. Literally. I start on Wednesday. I’m excited but terrified to start my final semester. It’s going to be an interesting semester. I’m taking 2 history classes – one is on theory and perspective of the past, while the other focuses entirely on the Holocaust. Both are going to be super interesting, especially after my Epic Euro Trip adventures. I’m also taking an anthropology class on religions around the world, and a media and communications class about Canada.

With all these classes and working, I’m going to be quite busy.

Which brings me to some other news: I got a new job! I’m very excited to say that I will be working as a blog editor for the Study Abroad office at my university. It is the best of both worlds – writing and editing a blog about something that is very special to me. I’m looking forward to being in touch with other students who have studied abroad or are right now, and to encounter other institutions that my university is partnered with. Once it’s up and running, I will definitely tweet a link or something.

Over the next little while, I’m not entirely sure what will happen with this blog. I really want to continue it, but with no travelling or adventuring during school, posts may be further and farther in between. I imagine that I will probably be posting about once a month if I am able to.

For now, I’m going to focus on school and my two jobs, trying to keep busy. Hopefully, I will be able to save up enough money for a trip after graduation or another Euro Trip soon. Once the travel bug bites, it tends to stick pretty close.

Some pictures of my recent adventures!
My goddaughter and her brother. It was great to be a kid with them for a day, jumping on a trampoline & building blanket forts.
My goddaughter and her brother. It was great to be a kid with them for a day, jumping on a trampoline & building blanket forts.
Setting new climbs at the gym. Lift selfies!
Setting new climbs at the gym. Lift selfies!
One of our many outdoor days, Christy & I found ourselves in Squamish many times. This time, we were with the Teams at Chek!
One of our many outdoor days, Christy & I found ourselves in Squamish many times. This time, we were with the Teams at Chek!
Just some kids chillin at Gold Creek. Awesome day with some crazy cold water...!
Just some kids chillin at Gold Creek. Awesome day with some crazy cold water…!
Relaxing at the top of the Chief. Awesome weekend with K & Trev at Gold Creek and then hiking!
Relaxing at the top of the Chief. Awesome weekend with K & Trev at Gold Creek and then hiking!
Chillin at the top of the Chief after a hike. This was our adventure weekend.
Chillin at the top of the Chief after a hike. This was our adventure weekend.
Hanging off a cliff and taking selfies at the Bluffs - cause why not?
Hanging off a cliff and taking selfies at the Bluffs – cause why not?
Coming home, I spent a lot of time in Squamish. Ain't it pretty!?
Coming home, I spent a lot of time in Squamish. Ain’t it pretty!?
"Falling" off a cliff in the Bluffs - close to Pixie's Corner. Such an awesome day!
“Falling” off a cliff in the Bluffs – close to Pixie’s Corner. Such an awesome day!

“If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.”Nora Roberts.

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JH