As many of you know, I have recently completed a four year bachelor’s degree in just twelve compact, fun-filled months, at Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC. I am pleased with my accomplishment and ever grateful for those that helped me along the way as I could not have done this without you! Most of my classmates are now job-seeking –poised to begin careers with their newly minted degrees. I however, am not yet able to launch myself into the job market, though that is what I so desperately want. Due to something completely outside of my control, instead of making a progressive leap forward in life, I feel as if I am going in completely the opposite direction.
Several weeks ago I received some news from my doctors that threw a Mega Blok into my little world. A medical condition I have struggled with since I was very young has reappeared and I must leave the island to have it resolved. My last surgery of this nature was nearly 18 years ago and the hope is that this next round of surgeries will again give me relief for at least that long. Unfortunately, my surgeon is in Toronto and I had hoped my life would be here in Victoria starting NOW. Instead, a year of purgatory back in Ontario is the pill I must swallow for the next twelve months.
My ex-husband is taking me back in for the recovery period, and though I am reluctant to hold him to his promise, my kids are ecstatic to have me back in the house for the entire next school year. Admittedly that is an unexpected thrill for me also –so there is a silver lining…but my heart is sore that I must pack and move my LEGO back to the place I so happily left one year ago.
I am slowly finding small joys in this turn of events. Not working will allow me to catch up on things I have not had time for and I envision months of LEGO sorting, book reading, studying, and scrapbooking (This is what I tell myself folks –though it is unrealistic, don’t burst my bubble!) I also get to spend unexpected time with my kids, my cats, and the friends I left behind in the east –and those are great things. But my desire is to be back here as soon as I am well enough to work.
I will return Victoria!!
Over the next several weeks I will share with you my journey. It begins with packing my furniture into the big yellow box that is pictured above –that has been a chore I tell you! In a few days the moving van will arrive to cart my LEGO east to be reunited with the equally enormous quantity I left in Ontario storage…and that is another thing I look forward to –having almost all of my LEGO in ONE place again!