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Well it's been almost 2 years since I updated.  Life has been crazy.

I moved from Japan back to Canada for 2 months and then I moved to Leeds, England for University.  I had 4 wonderful flatmates in Montague Burton (University residence) and enjoyed all of my classes. It was super busy though, I don't want to ever do a masters degree in one year again. I have now officially graduated with a Master's Degree in Applied Translation Studies (MAATS) Japanese to English.  I also discovered that I don't actually like translation.  oh well.

I did learn that I like Project Management.  So I am hoping to find some work in that area but I only have 3 weeks experience. lol  We'll see how that goes.  I moved back to Canada September 12th, 2016 and ended up in the hospital the very next day because of my back.  I then spent a month in bed.  I'm now seeing a chiropractor 3 times a week and hopefully that will go down to twice a week sometime next month.  I stayed at my mom's house for a while and I have now moved in with a friend who owns a condo in Kanata about a 5 minute drive from my mom's house and all the major bus routes go right by the place!  So far we get along great and are both very happy with the arrangement.  I don't forsee any problems :) Now that things have settled down and my back is doing better it's time to look for work.  I'm hoping I find something good in Ottawa because I do not want to have to move again.  I really like where I'm living now.

It's really nice to be back in Kanata and to be able to see my friends after 6 years.  Not that I have actually been able to see most of them more than once.  I literally saw no one for the first 3 weeks or so since I couldn't really get out of bed.  Now that I'm mobile and living in my own space I hope to see more of them.

I picked up some Japanese textbooks to brush up on my grammar and kanji since I didn't do much of that at University and have done nothing with Japanese since I got back to Canada.  Now I just need to sit down and actually use them. I've been back for 3 months and I feel like I've done nothing.  Well...I moved houses. That's something I guess.

I want to find work but at the same time I want to stay home and do nothing.  I have no drive to do anything.  I don't think I'm depressed but I'm not exactly happy. I miss Japan. I miss my friends that are not in Kanata (the ones from Japan and the ones I made in England). And it's so cold here!  Apparently this is going to be the coldest Winter in the last 7 years and I've been gone for 6.  Go figure.  It's already hit -32C with the windchil factor.  I think the coldest it's gotten where I lived for the last 6 years is -5C.  I am happy about all the snow though. I have missed snow.

So that's it for now.  I'm going to try to update more often than just once in 2 years. lol

Date: 2016-12-19 12:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
How you're feeling is burnout. You're tired and your brain wants a routine and downtime.

Glad you're doing better and have made some very major decisions. It'll help you feel better and get your career going.

I miss snow too.

Date: 2016-12-19 04:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks Dom <3
Burnout sounds right. Just wish it would go away. 3 months is long enough. lol

Date: 2016-12-19 09:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh gosh, I have an LJ account. I had forgotten about that actually.

I'm sending hugs and well wishes. I guess your mind and body just need some time to adjust. You had some insane years all things considered and suddenly you're back in Canada having nothing to do. It's only natural to have a down time. Like when you're working your jobs for months and then you're on vacation and you get sick right on time. Your body just crashes. It will get better. At some point you'll probably start getting bored out of your mind.

Until then, try to enjoy having nothing to do! :D

Date: 2016-12-19 04:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I forgot about mine too, until I was searching for a fic and gleefinders.livejournal popped up. Then I wasn't sure if I still had an account. Thankfully I do. lol It took a few tries to log in. Do you get notifications when your friends post or something? I've noticed a few changes since the last time I was on. I was notified by e-mail that someone liked my post but not that anyone had commented. Weird.

I think I'm about ready to get back into the swing of things. I miss having a routine. I hope I can find a job with hours that will accommodate my chiro appointments. and of course a it should be a job that I end up really enjoying. and pays well. lol Got to pay off all that debt.

But yeah, not bored yet. It would be perfect if I get the job just as I start getting bored. lol

Date: 2016-12-19 08:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I have switched on notifs for you so I don't miss anything :D

I'm only on mobile, so not sure how much the web version changed xD

I wished such jobs were easy to find! And i hope you find yours! Crossong all my fingers :D

Date: 2016-12-21 04:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Aww, you're so wonderful.
Thanks Hun. <3


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