Thursday, 4 May 2006

Oh, Make Me Over!

I'm not sure what has overwhelmed me, perhaps it's the sunny weather or the spouting buds in Spring; suddenly, I feel aspired to create (no, I'm not talking about babies! Hmm.. Although...*pause*. Erhm, no). I've been feeling creative for the past two weeks but I'm not sure how I want to capture all my ideas yet. I always have ideas, lots and lots, but most of the time I'm too lazy to develop or to execute them. However, I do keep a book of ideas in hopes that one day will get to them. I don't want to be lazy anymore...

Now that I've cut out from my social life, I should have time, I should have lots of time to achieve these ideas. Ideas are just thoughts in the head, until you jot it down on paper and further develop them, otherwise they're just sitting in the head and doing nothing. Instead of drowning myself with misery and sadness (oh, how they love me!), I should convert these negative energy to occupy myself with projects. Right now, I'm feeling a rush of energy and motivation to carry them out. How? I'm not sure yet.

Part of me thinks that it's my last summer in Canada (hoping, for a while anyway) and I want to make the best from it and I really want to do something. I've never camped so I want to do that. Annie told me that she's flying over here with Audrey for Hillside Festival. So excited! But unfortunately all weekend passes have been sold out. I'd love to camp with the foreigners, maybe I can get one night and day pass and just go for a day or two. I also hope to go to a cottage this year as well. Also, I'll be volunteering at Strong Words Anniversary, NXNE (Boo... Martin's not coming anymore!) and hopefully Olympic Island. I want to play Kickball at least once and I want to get back on ballet and swimming. I'm a poor writer, and I hate writing, therefore I should blog more. I still want to expand StayStylish into a portal with multiple blogs: me, work, travel, and projects. DIY Goddess, here I am!!

I've started to read again, I haven't touched a book since I watched my mother passed away in the hospital. It's been nine months. My reading is slow (as always) but it's called The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios -- a series of short stories by Yann Martel who wrote the Life of Pi. I have one more story to go...

Becoming British: Part 1
I've decided to apply for my Holidaymaker visa and move to England. Being a British National (Overseas) doesn't give more advantages (not that I am one, I missed the boat for applying) than to apply as a Canadian. As I was doing some research this morning, the UK Visa site made it seemed like they're quite strict on the amount of time that you work, and that they will immediately kick you out of the country once you've reached the time limit. I don't qualify to apply for the "special skills" nor their "skills shortage" (now is the time I regret not getting proper documents/schooling for my Dental Assistant, but Mike is right, that's not me, I belong to the arts world). Apparently they have this thing called "Permit Free Employment" which allows artists to stay & work in the UK (of course can self-support without Public Funds) without work permit BUT the person's work needs to be recognized his/her merits on magazines and exhibitions. ARGHH! I'm not good enough. Going there for a year isn't the problem but to stay more than a year will be tricky. Perhaps I should consult an immigration lawyer? Should I just take baby steps and worry about getting the Holidaymaker first then worry about getting proper papers to stay longer when later when I'm actually there? Okay, this is all very overwhelming and intimidating :E

1 comment:

Amanda (in Kitchener!) said...

Hey Elsie, I wish you the best of luck with your British ambitions! I'm sat in the same boat - in the sense that I have no ties to Britain, no special skills, etc. - so I will be quite interested to hear of how your journey comes along. I have a strong belief that people can in fact make it without having any sort of advantage at the start - I just haven't sorted in my head how to do that, or else I'd be on the next plane to London!

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