After the holidays, I have to start looking for a summer/fall job in a new place. For some, moving somewhere new and having to essentially ‘restart‘ can be stressful and hard, but I find I it quite the opposite – I get excited about new beginnings and new adventures.
Over the last six or seven years, I have been often working new jobs or living in new places. In 2016 I went on a solo 2-month backpacking trip through Western Europe; then I moved to Halifax (a city I hadn’t been to since I was 10) to go to University; then got a new job each summer between school years (granted they were all in Huntsville, ON); then went on an exchange and moved to Brisbane, Australia; then moved to North Van with Nathan (got a job there); then moved to Tofino where I knew no one after little social interaction due to COVID restrictions; and now I am looking at a couple of new big adventures in 2022. Each time I have changed things up, I have met some really amazing people who have turned into some of my best friends, learned new skills, and created memories that will last a long time.
Going into 2022, I know I am for sure moving to Haida Gwaii for 2-months (with Nathan) to live in our van while completing a field school at the Haida Gwaii Institute. I also know for sure that I will need to find a job for the summer months after – which I am trying to do in Haida Gwaii, at a fishing lodge. I also have plans to go on a 4-month backpacking trip in South America (COVID restrictions dependent) with Nathan. All of which are brand new adventures, where I have no idea who we are going to meet or what we are going to experience!
All of these plans excite me because I know they are big changes that will put me out of my comfort zone – something I enjoy – being comfortably uncomfortable 🙂 I am excited for the new opportunities they bring, the exploration of a new area, and the people I will meet. I have also been looking at these big plans as opportunities of personal growth for my blogging and writing skills. I want to work on my travel writing and blogging and I think this would be a great opportunity for that. Before all of this happens, I am also keen on taking some sort of SEO (search engine optimization) course to try and get my adventures seen by more viewers.
However, with all this being said, the one thing I don’t love about moving around and changing things up so often, is that I begin to miss my friends! Some of my friends I met in Halifax (who actually all live in Ontario), I haven’t seen since pre-Australia and pre-pandemic (January 2020), which really sucks. However, texting and FaceTime allow us to keep in touch which is great. Also, when you’re in really nice places, people want to come visit you 😉 …so thank you friends who made the trip out here to see me!
To tie it back to the first paragraph of this post, if anyone has any fun ideas of places to apply for a summer/fall seasonal job for 2022 – let me know! Either comment below or message me on Instagram (@spicyamigos_)