I realized tonight that I just knew I wouldn’t be staying in Cold Lake. I never applied for a driver’s license or a credit card or anything else really. I didn’t even end up painting my bedroom walls or buy any furniture. I like the town for what it’s worth but deep down I knew it would be a rest stop on my journey.
I wrote about how I was more receptive to the little hints the universe was throwing at me about my getting my job. Luckily I took those hints and my roommate came home with the good news. I realized I want to move to Medicine Hat for the same reason— I keep getting little hints. I’ve never been there, have no idea what it looks like and have no real reason to go but the universe keeps shoving me towards it.
Tomorrow I’ll be in contact with a real estate agent who also handles rentals. Hopefully he’ll be able to meet me in Medicine Hat next Thursday (we’re on a nine day shift this turn) and I’ll be able to get my own place. Finally, the peace and quiet I’ve always craved and am no longer wary of. Not to mention I finally get to have a place of my very own where my rules rule.
Even though I cooked on Sunday, I spent Friday and Saturday night packing up everything I own in those handy RubberMaid containers. It cost me about $100 but it was worth it! I bought some wine and ordered dinner from the local restaurants and watched dvds on my MacBook while I packed. I was some of the most fun I’ve had in awhile actually (well besides the spa and the visits to Edmonton). It was the most fun I’ve had in Cold Lake at any rate.
Now I’m ready to go and chase freedom again. Now that I’m turning 31 in 2ish weeks I’m more determined to live a creative and authentic life. If you think I was really happy a few months ago, well I’m really, really happy now :) good times.