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11:10 PM | Sunday, May 27, 2007
a change of view

a change of view

I guess it's official now.

Changes happen all the time. A change of weather. A change of money. A change of clothes. A change of lifestyle. A change of taste. A change of habits. A change of scenery.

But what happens when all that occurs simultaneously?

Last week, my family got that wake up call.

I’ve never really been hesitant about change, knowing that “the greater the risk you take, the bigger the rewards are”. Although there are times that the changes are just a little too big to swallow all at once.

Our Canadian Visas will be issued in the next few weeks.

According to the embassy, we only have a year from the date of our medical exam (February 05, 2007) to stay in this country and fly off to theirs. My parents are leaving sometime around August 17, 2007 with my brother so he can start school in September. My sister and I have decided that we are brave enough to live on our own and stay until February 01, 2008.

It all seems too soon.

I’m thankful that my family is supportive of my decision to stay behind first. They’re selling 84 Small Horseshoe in December, so at least my sister and I have a place to crash until Christmas. Our pad will be dreadfully empty as we are selling everything by July. (any buyers?)

Fortunately I’ll be able to keep my computer, my bed, and my clothes. As for the TV cable, we’ll figure something out, as well as our neighborhood friendly wifi connections.

Honestly, my sister and I are uneasy as we have been coddled most of our lives. This is a big step for us and it’s a challenge I’m willing to take. Thank you to Dino for supporting me and helping me figure out some things.

As I have learned, it’s best to live one day at a time. You get to savor each day and let go of the worries that tomorrow may bring.

I’m not a hypocrite, I am scared too. I can’t imagine giving up this Filipino lifestyle that I’ve become accustomed to. Picking up everything and leaving all my friends is difficult. I’m aware people have done this numerous times but I am also knowledgeable of the stories they have to share. Each life is lived differently, and I guess it’s time that I embrace the change.

I just need time.

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