Do you ever CRAVE excitement?

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about roller coasters and theme parks. To be brutally honest with each and every one of you, the only relating I have with roller coasters is the word in past reference. What do I mean by this? Simply, my life has been a roller coaster!

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I wanted to share this separately!

Last time I wrote to you guys I created the question as to where I am staying, now hopefully I created some curiosity!

The thing about my new residence is it isn’t exactly permanent… By this I mean I’m not stuck in one place! 

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Yes, back on the Island, and that means work.

I have been blessed to be able to find my way back to Beautiful, British Columbia, Canada. Sparking ideas coming from Duncan, Nanaimo, and Victoria. What I mean by this has been my chosen towns for the time being. I didn’t enjoy Duncan as much as I thought I would, it is called “The City Of Totems” and that has a real nice ring to it but I didn’t feel very at home there; so I moved on. My first hitch hiking journey to Nanaimo was nothing out of the ordinary, beautiful scenery and countless friendly people even at the intersections! Now this all sounds great right? Being able to travel continuously and not worry about the responsibilities that we struggle with on a day to day basis? I’ll say this now, my bank account is small and my attitude is impregnable! I desire to travel so I do it, money is merely an object to me, though I do need it. Thankfully I have been in constant contact with the owner of an irrigation company in Victoria. We met years ago on a trip through the Rocky Mountains, him with wife, and me with my bug! You may not know what my bug is, please ask!

Ironically I was in Nanaimo at the perfect time, sort of searching for employment and sort of looking for the coolest campground around… well the best of both worlds happened. I found myself in a grocery store next to one of the job sites that Irrigation Victoria has done the sprinkler system and turf installations for! I grab a tourist attraction flyer off the shelf and then I make quick work of phoning Joel. Next thing I know, I am being offered a position starting at twenty dollars an hour! This is with the start date being, “Just stop by when you get back to Victoria and we can get you trained up.”

How amazing is Canada anyways? Not only do you find people like this on a regular basis, but even if money is tight, you can find a campground that would blow a five-star hotel out of the water!

So now I have a job with an amazing irrigation service company being trained as a sprinkler technician to maintain, repair, and install irrigation lines, heads, and systems. This work is fantastic, it keeps me on my feet, I can wear green and look like a prancing little elf, and I have gotten some of my biggest pay cheques yet! Thank you Joel, and thank you Irrigation Victoria! Check these guys out!

http://www.irrigationvictoriabc.com/

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Back On The Island!

My life has taken so many turns in the past three months that I really have no clue as to where to begin!

Let’s start things off with choices I have made that have really made some sense to me. Here’s the catch, not many! This thing people call life is such a mystery. One minute I could be in front of a Buffalo that is ten times my size, and the next I could be lying down under the starts witnessing a meteor shower. It’s funny how it all comes together with all the things in between that make little sense to those who are just merely passing by (this is with regards to the people who choose to live life unconsciously). I am a victim of it, I get in my head and get stuck but what has been the key factor in pulling me out is my endless ability to travel! Seeing something I have never seen before is what intrigues me and keeps me continuously moving forward.

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Polar Bear Swims And The Polar Bear Plunge!

I’ve heard so much about polar bear swims and polar bear plunge’s lately! I honestly can’t wait, this is something I do every year and I am more than excited to dip my damn near naked body into an ice cold body of water! Not sure where I will do it this year but I will be nothing but afraid the moment I undress. It takes a couple minutes, my feet are the warmest part of my body, not sure why but it has always been the case; so when I take my socks off and the bottom of my feet touch the surface of the earth, I know it’s time. The fear is weakened and my determination kicks in, it’s something I do every year! It’s a very unique thing, being so scared and then tapping into that inner source that comes from your heart, to your eyes, to the way you look at your target, and that thought that keeps floating “I must do this”.

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Sobriety And Traveling

This article is meant to be a reminder; I’ve learned some very valuable lessons on the road and one of the biggest ones is ‘Know Your Limit’. Now I am choosing to write a little bit about safety as I have come across some unique individuals in my time traveling and you most certainly cannot trust everyone who decides to act friendly in front of you. 

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The Moon

So I talked a little bit about my journey to British Columbia’s Capital City recently, today I would like to share my thoughts on something a little different. It is early, or late, depending on how you want to look at it. Today I want to talk about the moon. A late evening and half a bottle of some chilled Pinot Gergio has led me to stare off into the sky, mesmerized by what some call “The Light In The Dark” or “The Essence Of The Night”.

The moon has truly changed who I am as a human being, I know to some this may sound crazy but how I feel about the moon I will always hold close to me, never forgetting what that bright light in the sky has done for me; mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

 

the-beautiful-moonlight

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British Columbia’s Capital City

What a place! I have spent weeks in Victoria at a time, with my bug! Now this can be a long story, or a short story as getting my baby there took patience, persistence, aggression, and a calm mind all at the same time. I have worked as a landscaper, tree planter, and have always been a passionate horticulturist. With the help of family connections I was able to get some part time work which ended up paying for the mechanical issues I came across during my travels to Victoria (this leads to a long story, I am no mechanic)… The company I worked for during my stay truly kept me sane, hedge trimming and tree trimming that had to be perfect kept me on my toes and focused enough to get back on track and enjoy my stay. Tree shaping specifically I believe is an art form, and if you know me at all; I absolutely love art. If I hadn’t had the opportunity and the connections to work with a few arborists in my past I would have probably ended up maxing out a credit card or doing some grimy part-time work to fix my bug…

I am grateful that I know how to use a pair of clippers! 

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Know Your Allergies!

I spent a number of weeks in Mexico one year for holidays, this place is absolutely beautiful and I recommend it to everyone. Though I highly recommend figuring out if you are going to have any allergic reactions to the things in the water! How to do this? Book an appointment with your doctor and explain how you plan on going travelling but have heard stories of people having allergic reactions to the waters of different locations. Depending on where you are travelling he or she will be able to give you a lot more information on your next steps.

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Canada Eh?

They don’t really speak like crazy people, I know! I was shocked too!

All jokes aside, what a beautiful place! Wildlife, rivers, lakes, ocean shores, mountains, forests, tough terrain, light terrain, smooth terrain, and pretty much anything you can think of! I honestly think Canada is one of the most beautiful places I have ever traveled to. British Columbia, Manitoba, Calgary, Ontario, Montreal; everywhere I just listed I promise you, you can find a very unique joy! 

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