The move is literally just days away. My final grades have been submitted. I’ve completed a 34 page document outlining the basic daily roles and responsibilities of my job. We’ve started packing and, somehow, I’m getting to the end of my goodbyes.
And holy damn, do I ever hate goodbyes.
But as hard as they’ve been, getting to say goodbye has inadvertently lead to something amazing.
I didn’t mean to go A.W.O.L. but I’ve been a little distracted lately and I’ve alway had such a hard time writing about anything else when there’s only one thing really dominating my thoughts (and this is especially true when I kind of have to keep that one thing a secret for a little while.)
But the time for needing to keep things on the down-low has passed and, seeing as people are already finding out “through the grapevine”, now is as good a time as any to come clean…
Fun fact: Jasper the dog came into my life the summer I graduated from university. That means he’s been my constant companion for almost 7 amazing and crazy years. Today my not-so-little April Fool turns 49 (in dog years).
A semi-regular collection of photos that re-cap my week. This week includes a check-in on Hastings the cat and some relish vegan tacos courtesy of Thug Kitchen.
In an effort to showcase more of my professional work here on Gumption, I figured I’d write a quick post in honour of the weekend I spent giving the Quinte Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine website a makeover.
Fun fact: I’ve been writing here at They Call it Gumption for over five years and in that time I’ve only given the blog a makeover three times. Seriously.
So with that said, what do you think of Gumption 3.0?
Most couples I know have those things that are distinctly theirs; jokes, songs, traditions, etc. High up on our list of “us” things is the movie, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”. So I made a cake.
Sunday, January 18th, 2015. I was holding my breath as I clicked the “confirm payment” button glowing on my screen. It was done. I had just finished paying off my student loan, four months out from my 30th birthday and over four years earlier than I was supposed to be finished.
Last month Kyle and I got to spend a beautiful and perfectly relaxing week in Kaua’i, Hawai’i. It was the sort of place I never really thought I’d ever get the chance to visit, and I didn’t really believe it was happening until we were actually there.
The first full week of 2015 is almost over and what do I have to show for myself?
As far as I’m concerned, a fair bit. I may not be crossing amazing feats and major changes off of a list left and right but I’m feeling pretty good about my direction so far.