Life Update: I’ve Been On Vacation

Hi everyone! It’s great to be back and blogging again. I took last week off from work and the blog and the break felt like exactly what I needed. Life’s been pretty hectic ’round here, not gonna lie. Do you ever feel as if everything in your life happens all at once? Like, in a matter of a couple of days? That’s what my life felt like in the days and weeks leading up to my break.

The Condo

For those of you who’ve been keeping up with my condo news, (I hope) you’ll be pleased to know that the condo has been listed for sale. None of us were entirely sure how things with the sale were going to progress, especially considering the state of the real estate market and the world in general right now. We’re all keeping our fingers crossed that the listing garners lots of positive attention so that I can offload it sooner rather than later. I’ll keep you guys posted and update you as soon as I have more news.

Libraries Re-Open

After being shutdown for more than six months, my local library finally re-opened last week and I couldn’t have been happier! My first trip back to the stacks honestly felt like Christmas morning and I’m proud to say that I was the first one in line that morning to go in (of course I was). I walked out of there that day with 15 items and that was me holding back! I could have easily taken out more, but I wanted to leave some books there for everyone else.

I’m Quitting My Job??

During my time off last week I did a lot of thinking. Something that’s been brewing in my mind for the last few years is that I’d very much like to start the process of exploring the possibility of becoming a professor of Film Studies. I have the knowledge and the passion, but I lack credentials. Simply put, in order to become a full-fledged professor I’d need to go back to school full-time. That means I’d have to quit working full-time and that scares me. It scares me because I’ve been working since I was seventeen years old and the thought of not having a job fills me with an immense amount of trepidation and stress. How will I support myself and how will I continue to help my parents if I don’t have a steady paycheque coming in?

I suppose that, in the end, I’ll just have to get over this fear I have of not having full-time work and just dive headfirst into the experience of being a student again if I want this dream of mine to come true. Office work is fine but after almost twenty years of being an Office Manager and Executive Assistant, I’ve pretty much reached the end of the road. My job no longer fills me with drive or passion and when that started happening, I knew it was time to explore other options (namely, becoming a professor of Film Studies).

A Surprise!

Lastly, here’s something positive to end this post on: if you’ve been a regular reader of this space (thank you for being here!), you’ll know that I’ve been single for many MANY years. For 95% of that time, I was perfectly happy being on my own and I excelled at travelling solo and going on solo dates to the cinema, shops, live theatre and restaurants.

Something happened a few weeks ago – literally out of nowhere – and I now find myself in the beginnings of what could turn out to be a full-blown relationship? I put that “?” there because it’s very early stages and I honestly don’t know how this’ll all pan out but whatever it is, I’m enjoying it and it’s lovely to find myself genuinely connecting with someone after so long of being on my own.

Now it’s your turn. What have I missed in your world while I’ve been away? Leave me a comment and let’s chat!

4 thoughts on “Life Update: I’ve Been On Vacation

  1. One thing you can think about before going full-bore into school: I think everyone who teaches film on any level benefits from practical experience in making movies. I don’t know your level of previous experience, but I’d bet there are local production companies that would be thrilled to have someone of your competence working with them.

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  2. Hi Vanessa-
    Popcornbytes here. We’re almost living parallel lives it seems! Been moving out of my immobile home and thinking of selling it – but two people showed interest in renting it from me, and I just started exploring getting Masters degree in…film studies! And whoever you’re seeing is a lucky bastard imo. Take care!
    Walter

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    1. Hi! Thanks for stopping by and reading, Popcornbytes! Are you going to end up renting it, then? I wish you the best of luck if you do end up pursuing that Masters degree! That’s awesome.

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