Well... I have a job!! I had an interview yesterday and was hired today at a new pub opening up in Pickering. Bollocks pub and kitchen. It's a 20 min drive away... could be more convenient, but I can't afford to be picky. I'm actually really excited to start working there. The owners seem really nice and I'm pretty sure they'll even give me Sundays off. I just can't wait to be making money again. I miss having a wallet full of cash from waitressing :)
Things are going alright here. Leah is great. We get along great! She calls me Sa. Close enough :) I'm starting to get to know the other people in my branch. The girls are harder to get to know than the boys. The boys are much friendlier and curious. Most of them seem very young though. But hey, I'll be friends with anybody!
I still miss Lethbridge with all my heart. At my job interview, they asked me what I liked best about my last job and I almost teared up. I miss my co-workers. They were my family, and I love them. I miss my soulmate Taneil. She is one of THE most beautiful people, inside and out, that I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I miss my Kelly, Lauren, Cody, Jared, Lindsay, Tyrell, etc. I am blessed to have had them all in my life. I already can't wait to go back and visit.
I tried to go to the temple this past week. Drove an hour only to find out it was closed. And the drive back was ridiculous... stupid rush hour. However, even just being there helped. I sat outside and stared at it for about a half an hour. I felt the love of my Heavenly Father. He knows I'm struggling. He knows it hurts. He also knows, however, that I'll be ok and that the best of life is still to come... and he made sure I knew that. I'm so grateful. It doesn't take away the pain of missing some very important people, but that's ok. It's normal to miss people you LOVE LOVE LOVE :)
Saturday, March 17, 2012
So... I'm here. I'm back in Ontario, living in Whitby with my sister Faith. So far so good I suppose! My niece Leah and I have become fast friends. She seems to really enjoy my company. I come down the stairs and she smiles and says "Hi, guy!" Although she tends to call everyone guy... so I'm not really sure what it means. I still think it's cute :) I went out the other day and she cried when I left! She's definitely helped me make the adjustment.
I plan to start applying for jobs on Monday. I'm just looking for a part time waitressing job for now. I'll be taking the culinary program at Durham college in the fall, and I'm helping Faith out with Leah instead of paying rent, so I really only need 20-25 hours a week. It's nice being around family, and I'm looking forward to making new friends at work/church.... but my heart hurts being away from my loved ones in Lethbridge. The only pro is that I expected it to be this hard, so it hasn't really come as a surprise. But it's painful. I'm definitely hurting. Some days are better than others, but I definitely spend at least 90% of my days thinking about them. I'm sure I'll never stop thinking about them, and whatever job I may find will never compare to the job I had at Top Pizza, but I think that's ok. Lethbridge will always have a special place in my heart. I know I had to be there to meet certain people, and learn certain lessons. I guess I only hope that the hurt goes away soon... I do plan to visit in August. That helps me out when I start to get too sad :)