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VISA

Just an update – My visa was accepted yesterday ๐Ÿ˜€
Well not a visa.. I don’t need a visa to be in Denmark but it’s a ‘temporary residence permit’ or something like that ๐Ÿ˜‰
Either way.. I am now legal from October 1 2011 – October 2 2012.

EEEEEEEEEEK! ๐Ÿ˜€

Officially legit!

We’re in single digits until departure, people! ๐Ÿ˜€

Ready to Leave Canada… now!

Yesterday was possibly the worst day of my life in yearssssss!
Everything that could go wrong did go wrong.
And I got quite an earful of ย yelling throughout the entire day!

1. I checked my email first thing in the morning and had an email from the Danish consulate, subject line reading โ€œRegarding your application for Denmarkโ€
So I was ecstatic thinking my visa had been accepted! But – turns out I needed an extra 1000 bucks in my account OR a return ticket. So since Iโ€™m not really sure when Iโ€™m coming back, my mum spotted me the 1000 dollars. Iโ€™m not using any of the money mum has put in my account, itโ€™s just for paperwork mainly. And if I get into trouble ๐Ÿ˜‰
Then I also had to send in some extra information about my travel insurance to prove I was covered for everything I needed.
So I was calm about it and like OK so I just need to scan these suckers and send them in.
Then I told my mum about it. And the day just went downhill from there.
Everything we did, she would be so stressed over and get so angry.
LOVE MY LIFE right?

2. We had to go to the bank to pay bills (including my visaโ€ฆ.) and to transfer the money needed to my travel account. So mum wasnโ€™t happy about paying my visa – yes this i understand! But then we had to make an appointment with an accountant to transfer the money so had to leave again and come back.

3. We came home and our cell phone bill was in the mailโ€ฆโ€ฆโ€ฆ.
IT DOUBLED!!!
It charged me for all calls made in August to a friend who was on my my5 since December 26th! (Yes I know this for a fact ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) Anyways, the mobile company tried to tell me that I never added him until September first and offered to remove all charges from September and onโ€ฆ There were no charges in Septemberโ€ฆ.
So I got yelled at for this as well.

4. We were late for our bank appointment because my grandpa was late coming over to help us set up some things. Then was having to wait 24 hours for the money transfer.

5. Mum made a cake and it didnt turn out well.

But finally my mum started to chill a bit and the evening was calm.
Then I texted my friend saying I wanted to talk to him.
So he called finally and I thought we were having a good conversation and he knew how bad my day had gotten yet he then randomly decided that it was a good opportunity to start yelling at me and insulting me about things he thought I was being stupid about.
Long story short I took him off my facebook because that seemed to make things better with us before blah blah <insert long personal story here>
So anyways, his theory was it was best to have one bad day so just threw it in there.
It was crappy because I thought we were having a good talk at first.
Heโ€™s mainly just angry that Iโ€™m leaving for a yearโ€ฆ

So with all this stuff going on I just felt so ready to board a plane last night.

But alas.. 11 more days ๐Ÿ˜‰

Good news however โ€ฆ.

TODAY IS SO MUCH BETTER ๐Ÿ˜€

And my money was transfered to my account this morning instead of at 4pm so I have already emailed the proof to the Danish Embassy!
Lets just pray that I get acceptedโ€ฆ and soon!
Since I donโ€™t have a return ticket – I may get rejected at the airport without a visa.
So I figure I will just print off emails I have from the Embassy and Consulate as proof saying I should get it in another 4 weeks ๐Ÿ™‚

11 more days my lovelies ๐Ÿ™‚

Ultimately 2 weeks until I leave!

So many things are going on lately and I have to start packing soon!
Originally I was going to pack on the one month mark but now halfway gone and I still haven’t packed!
Is that a bad thing or….?
I don’t have much to really update on.
I still haven’t been approved with my Visa…
So I’m nervous about that.
I promise I’ll have more to talk about in about 3 weeks time!

Countdown is… ON!

So yesterday was officially on month until I leave Canada! And at this time in one month (!2:16AM Danish Time) I will be sleeping in my new home ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
The family I will be staying with has just gotten new fish today which excites me :)!
And they have ordered me a bed AND one for my mum when she visits! Um. Can you believe this?
I have found such caring and hospitable people! It helps me get even more excited! ๐Ÿ™‚

My mum has asked about following my tumblr but she doesn’t even know what tumblr is! hahaha.
She just wants to learn about all of my experiences. But I’ll end up telling her everything anyways.
Plus what happens if I want to talk about something intimate. There’d be no privacy.
Well obviously no privacy since this IS the internet. But I’d rather my mother not learn about if I have a beer or something.
She hates me even having a sip of alcohol. And yes, I am legal ๐Ÿ˜‰
Plus if we get in a fight and I want to vent?
I don’t need her reading everything, I’ll need to filter for her ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyways, so excited, I wish I was leaving tonight !! ๐Ÿ˜€

I almost wish that I had a blog dedicated to my rants of the drama that seems to fill my life daily these past few weeks.

I talk with Astrid in Denmark almost daily, and we talk a little bit about it, but I don’t want to sound so depressing… So I try to hold back. Even when she asks. I don’t want her to get second thoughts about me.
Everything has gone to shit since I decided to leave. Only my truest friend’s have been at my side.
I will be going to Denmark a single woman.

Is it bad that I’m already thinking I want to fall in love when I’m away?
Being married to a Dane would be perfect.
Even a German.
They’re close enough ๐Ÿ˜‰
Break ups are always hard. I just need to get through this.
Sometimes its harder than others.

I used to write poems. Maybe I should start up again?

Anyways, I’ve also been going through mood swings about leaving.
One week I am so scared that I want to back out – expensive plane ticket be damned.
But other times I am so excited that I don’t care about the long plane ride, or the colder weather or not knowing many people.
Sometimes I even get so into it that I look forward to even just the wait at the airport so I can shop at Duty Free stores ๐Ÿ˜‰
And last night was one of those nights.
I was up until about 230am going over a bunch of possible situations which would be such fun!
Even how to celebrate my birthday next June. Kind of far off – Yes I know.
Then at 330am I had to pee.. and it took forever to fall asleep again.
Needless to say, I was in no position to get up at 530 for the gym.
Not that I have for a few months.
But I had big plans to start again!!

And now it’s 1230am and it seems like another long night.
Today has had so much drama that my stomach is turning in so many positions and it hurts.
This has been happening a lot over the few weeks.
But at least it makes me so excited to go away for a year and start new.
But then I get scared about what I will do when I have to return to this life in a bit over a year.
I shouldn’t get so ahead of myself.
Though, I am loving that I am in an excited stage for my trip instead of dreading every step and thinking of the worst scenarios in my mind.
I’ve been on tumblr a lot and I am actually following a lot of people who have been going to Denmark this month so far and it is so exciting to hear about their experiences.
I hope that my blog manages to entertain at least one person. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Every few days I get myself onto a day countdown to see how many days I have left to departure and now I’m at 42 ๐Ÿ™‚ Almost a month ๐Ÿ™‚
I start packing in 8 days believe it or not! OMG!
And some other guy I’m following just went to Iceland today and he had the neatest countdown and it looked like it was from his phone and I wanna know what app that is, because I downloaded a few, but none have a day count down! Only weeks and months.
Obviously I need more than that ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyways, I’m all ready for bed now, so maybe I should actually fall asleep before its morning in Denmark and I end up texting with Astrid!
I get so excited to talk with her that it often keeps me up at night if she texts before I’m asleep ๐Ÿ™‚

OH!!
And she informed me a few days ago that she got a tv for my room.
I am so stoaked to have my own little movie days when I’m homesick or just plain sick ๐Ÿ˜‰

NIGHT ๐Ÿ˜€

Application!

So I realize I haven’t written in just over a month, but there hasn’t been too much to update on.
I did however, hand in my application a few weeks ago!
There was so much paperwork and its kind of nerve wracking because it makes you feel like you’re forgetting something important!

My Application at the consulate!

 

I have been talking nearly every day with Astrid and we get along so well!
If it wasn’t for her, I would not have the courage to go through with this!

This is just a random rant like post.

This summer has been going by Way. Too. Fast.
Lately on Facebook, I have seen people posting pictures of proms, grads and now summer adventures.
What have I been doing? Sitting around my house. Which I have been doing since late December. Aside from my trip to Denmark for 2 weeks.
I have lost quite a few friends since I left high school, and I’m really starting to notice.
The only person I have hung out with at all in months is Mike. Which is a whole complicated thing.
I just want to have some really close girlfriends to spend time with and go to the beach.
I had ended two friendships just two weeks ago and had contacted both of them today in hopes of making plans.
And they both seem up to it. The friendships ended because there was no contact anymore and I figured it was bound to get worse once I left Canada,
but now I figure, why not try to have some fun before I leave?
And I always do have a great time with the both of them.
One of the girls (Sam) actually came to me today too upset and letting me know her dog is getting put down this week. And Britt’s (the other girl) dog was put down earlier this year. It is so sad, but I am of course here for them. Even if we’re not friends I told them they can count on me for absolutely anything.
I still love them.

But yah. Tomorrow I will be doing the same as I did today… tv, computer, read, blah blah blah.
Tomorrow though, maybe I will spend more time outside? I was only out for half an hour today and I know I could definitely use the tan.
I start back at the gym on Tuesday, so hopefully that will kick some endorphins. I would start tomorrow but my headphones just died on me. No warning. And I don’t think I could survive an hour without it ๐Ÿ˜›
Oh. And cleaning MUST happen tomorrow. Not just my house. But my dreadful room.
In case you wanted to know ๐Ÿ˜‰

I think my biggest struggle with moving away will be the fact that I will have to keep my room clean and make my bed EVERY DAY!!!
But I actually want to learn the discipline ย to do that anyways so I am not always a mess.
I clean my room and I swear the next time I turn around it’s a mess again.
I don’t know how it happens…
Anyways, I should be sleeping instead of rambling so GOOD NIGHT!

PS. for those in the states, happy 4th of July now ๐Ÿ™‚ (12am)

Astrid (the girl I will be staying with) has gone to Austria for a few days and I am actually shocked by how much I am missing our frequent facebook messages.
These messages are on average 3 pages when copied to Microsoft Word!
Well she has written a few wall posts to me and I can’t explain how much it keeps me so excited!
Especially since lately I have been having fall outs with some of my friends and have been feeling pretty lonely.
Plus bonus: it keeps me stoaked for leaving in October and helps calm my anxiety over it.
I don’t know where I would be without her honestly!

Now I look forward to see pictures and hear stories from her trip! ๐Ÿ™‚

Child Sponsors.

I can’t remember if I already wrote about this but I am now the proud sponsor of a 6 year old girl in Kenya named Riziki ๐Ÿ˜€
I am so happy that finally my money will be going to something useful other than Drug mart supplies.

For only 35CDN monthly, I will be helping her, her family and community get the nutrition and supplies that they need ๐Ÿ˜€

In 2 – 4 weeks I should be getting her biography and a photo of her and I can start mailing her letters.
Canada Post was down for a few weeks, so I was actually afraid that I wouldn’t be getting my package for a while, but THANKFULLY
thay are back at work, so my package shouldn’t be too delayed ๐Ÿ™‚