Saturday, February 20, 2010

An Untitled Post about the Future

Sometimes I wish Blogger had "status updates" the way Facebook does. If it did, right now my status would read "Ella is so frustrated and upset that even cleaning isn't helping"

The Culprit: My family.

The Problem:
Here goes. I mentioned a few days ago that I was busy thinking about my future and applying to Graduate Schools. Well, as of Wednesday I had sent in my application for one University and right now I'm in the process of applying for Internships at a few Museums. I'm still keeping the locations and specifics to myself, but safe to say that everywhere I'm applying to would mean a BIG change in my life.

Like moving to the States - by myself.

Obviously I'm scared to death, but my mom has been encouraging me and supporting me for so long now that recently I've started to believe I really could do it all by myself. This morning my Grandmother found out about my plans.

Before I go any further, I should give you a smidgen of background info on my beloved Grandmother. Have any of you seen the show "Gilmore Girls"? Well, my Grandmother puts Emily Gilmore to shame. I love her unconditionally, but she is probably the most critical, passive-aggressive, pessimistic person you will ever meet. A lot of the stunts that Emily pulls on the show can actually be taken right out of my family. Minus the amount of money the Gilmore's had.

Anyway, I digress.

My Grandmother, in no uncertain terms, told me that I would not be able to handle moving to a different city all by myself and that my chosen career path is too limiting and that I would never be successful.

My family seems to think and hope that my specific interest in life is just a silly passing phase and that I will one day "come to my senses". I have never felt so dejected and un-supported by my family in my whole life. I'm not giving up by any means, I just really wish they could at least try to support me. Knowing I have to work against what they think just makes everything that much harder.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Great Giveaway!

Happy Friday everyone! It’s one of those days at work where I actually have very little to do and I’m covering a coworkers desk for an hour. This means I have free access to the internet to basically do as I please because I don’t have access to my files or E-mail over here. I’m taking this time to catch up on all of your blogs.

One of my favourite Bloggers, Miku, is hosting her first giveaway. Head over there now to check out
her blog. She posts some of the most insightful and inspiring posts I’ve ever seen – and she’s a great bloggy friend of mine!

Hope you all have a great weekend and that the weather holds up for you wherever you’re reading this.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Just saying Hello!

I haven't bogged in 10 days - 10 days! That is to say, I haven't "posted" a blog in 10 days. I do have 2 in draft that I've been working on. At least one of them should be posted this week hopefully.

I wanted to share with all of you why I've been so behind on my blogging. It's not because I don't want to, because I really really do. Rather, I've been doing A LOT of thinking and planning for my future lately. The least of which is applying to Grad School again. I hate the process of applications, and because I'm applying to American schools they need so much more documentation from me. It's all quite taxing and frustrating and there's many times I've wished I could simply pay someone to do the application process for me.

I've also started thinking about Plan B, in case I don't get in. Although it's really more of a Plan A.5 because it also involves me applying and getting in to different places. I'll do a separate post in a few days with my actual plans, but I just wanted all of you to know why I've been so distant lately. There's just been too many thoughts swirling in my head and too many decisions to think of so I've been spending a lot of time by myself just evaluating options.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

I heart.. Volume 2

Volume 1 from October can be found here

..I heart that it's still cold enough for my Uggs and scarves and gloves but that it is an unusually snowless winter

..I heart wonderfully scented candles like the "blueberry scone" one I have currently burning in my room

..I heart that he watches chick flicks like "The Holiday" when I'm at home and he's at home just so we can talk about it online at the same time

..I heart cross-border shopping in the USA

..I heart my girlfriends

..I heart picture frames, so much so that I'm running out of places to put them

..I heart the fact that whenever I have a problem he can't solve, he youtubes the answer and sends me the link

..I heart all the mushy-sappy Valentine's day crap (yes crap) in stores. Even though I have no plans, I still heart it all. I'm a sucker for romance, what can I say.

..I heart my bloggy friends

What do you heart?

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Cirque du Soleil!

Hello Hello fellow bloggers!

I know I'm sucking at this blogging-thing in 2010, but I'm chalking that up to January and now that it's February I'm back in full swing!

The most exciting piece of news I have is my upcoming weekend. It's been my dream for many many years to see Cirque du Soleil. My 25th birthday was the beginning of January, and since 25 is apparantly a big number, my mom wanted to do something special for me. I did a little bit of research and found out that the new Cirque du Soleil show "Alegria" isn't coming to my area until June. I did; however, find a show in Detroit, Michigan for this coming weekend. I discussed it with my mom, and we booked tickets for the Saturday night performance. We're driving down after work on friday (it's about 4 hours from here) and then doing a little shopping on saturday and then going to the show. Neither one of us have ever been to Detroit so it should be an adventure. I'm very excited and I like having girls-weekends like this with my mom. It's always a good chance for us to bond.

That's it for now - I'm off to catch up on all your blogs!