Last night I had another nightmare that I was trapped in my hometown. I was heavily sedated and wasn’t able to say what I needed to say to my family members. The city was different and in the dream I was trying to find a way out. Living where I do now didn’t exist in my dream. I am always grateful to wake up and know that I have put that awful place behind me. So many horrible things happened to me there and I am not ready to go back any time soon.
purplechameleon's Life List
1. be more active
2. Daily: Reflect on 5 things for which I'm grateful.
3. get out of debt
4. keep a one sentence journal
5. keep a dream journal
6. learn french
7. learn Mandarin
8. Do things that intimidate me
9. get a job
How I did it: Contacted my mobile service provider and requested for a new number. It took about 10 minutes in total for the change to occur and they didn't charge me anything for the change. I got fed up of negative people (mostly student loans and family members) harassing me and the answer to change it came to me in the middle of a yoga class. I realized that I have some control over my personal peace and who I choose to share my life with. I have a… Read how I did it…
How I did it: I used up the last of my coffee and put my coffee maker away. Now in the mornings I drink water instead - which is way healthier. I found that drinking coffee threw off my ability to feel tired before bedtime, sometimes even after drinking it in the morning. It also caused my anxiety to be way higher so instead I treat myself to a coffee once in a while but don't keep it in my house. Read how I did it…
How I did it: Cheered people for like 5 years! Count today amounted to 1001 cheers given. I joined this site because I needed some encouragement and reminding to continue to have goals in my life. It has taught me to make reasonable goals and to cheer other people on who are trying and fighting just like me to succeed. I started giving other people cheers so that they could feel recognized for the accomplishments in life and they cheered me on in respo… Read how I did it…
I am living as an anglophone in a francophone city. Technically it is bilingual but most people won’t hire you if you don’t speak fluent French.
I have been working with the government employment program to do a French integration so that I can get a good job here. I have been here five years and finding Anglophone jobs is painstaking and I have to take what I can get.
I’ve sent out more resumes and have been searching my neighborhood to find something close to my house.
So I live in a French province and speak horrible French so I am working with the government to help me get into a funded French integration program. Learning French will allow me to get better and higher paying jobs here and if I move somewhere else the second language will be a huge asset.
Once I find a job again I plan to continue living really simply and aggressively paying of my debt. With my credit card canceled all I have to pay off is about $1400 – which was close to $2000 a few months ago. Once this is paid I plan to pay back my provincial student loan of $10,000 and my federal student loan of $28,000.