Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The stresses

That is what I've been having lately, building each day until reaching a nervous breakdown-level crescendo on March 4 at 6am. That is the date and time I am moving to London. And I am stressed.

To be clear, my boyfriend and dog will be staying in Vancouver. :(

I'm not just stressed about the move, but about all the things I have to do between now and then, on top of work responsibilities- last minute projects, and a week away in New York/Orlando that is supposed to be a "vacation" but there is a good chance that I will be too stressed out to relax, not to mention that it will be freezing and probably snowing in New York (why do we travel in the winter again?).

My list of things to do before I leave keeps growing, even as I check things off.

I haven't even begun to wrap my head around what I should pack. I am trying to finish up beauty products to reduce the number of those coming over, but it's the shoes that are the problem. I have a lot of shoes and a lot of shoe boxes. I'm not getting rid of those shoe boxes but they clearly can't come with me either.

I usually consider myself a pretty calm person. But the stresses have been getting to me. Sometimes I can feel myself shaking/vibrating.

Anyway,

I thought I would revive this blog to document my journey... so that people who know me can make sure I'm still alive. I'm not sure how it will pan out, but I will have some time on my hands before I find a job in London, so I can imagine I will have some time to blog.

11 comments:

Mia said...

All the best for your move! I can't imagine how much would need to be organised, it seems like it would just snowball. I can't seem to throw out my shoe boxes either.

THE DIVINITUS said...

Yesss! Please keep us updated!

Veronicahhh said...

Wow! what prompted the move?

Stephanie said...

Mia- thanks! I wish the boxes would at least nest, so I could try and take a few, but alas I think I will have to leave them behind.

Dorota- I shall try! Time to get back into the swing of blogging!

Veronica- You know the "Youth Mobility Visas" that Canadians can apply for right? Well I always thought that the one for the UK had an age limit of 35 (so I had a few years) but found out last year that it was actually 30, so I applied before I turned 31 this November. I figured it was my last chance to take advantage of the opportunity, so off I go! Will be looking for a job to expand my skills and hopefully work my way into the part of the fashion world I appreciate.

Unknown said...

Wow, best of luck! You don't know me but I occasionally look at your blog/follow you on instagram - you have exquisite taste. Not sure how I found it, I do like the colour grey and whippets so therein probably lies the answer! Sure you will love London, it's fab - lived here since '96 and not done with it yet.

Unknown said...

Wow, best of luck! You don't know me but I occasionally look at your blog and follow you on instagram, you have great taste. I love the colour grey and whippets so therein probably lies the answer..... Sure you will love London - lived here since '96 and not done with it yet!

eva said...

I moved from Vancouver to London about 4 years ago - it is stressful but absolutely worth the adventure! Feel free to email me with any queries about anything on this side of the world:)

Pret a Porter P said...

best of luck with everything. I'm going to Universal in 2 days. I had no clue that RO opened up in FL. Cool.

Stephanie said...

Thanks for your well wishes "unknown", eva and pret!

Veronicahhh said...

Hope it's turning out like a crazy adventure!! Keep us updated :)

Veronicahhh said...

Hope it's turning out like a crazy adventure!! Keep us updated :)