Monday, May 12, 2008

Home Sweet Home

I have been home for about two weeks now and things are going pretty good. Definitely been some readjustments but overall things are working out. I have a temporary job that will help pay off my visa and I have been applying like crazy for a more serious position. One thing I can't shake tho is the weather. I forgot how cold it was in Canada and now I'm struggling to make it through the day and I just look forward to a nice hot shower at the end of the day.

Reintegration is tough though ... little things that you wouldn't think would bother you do like for example I tried to get a cell phone hooked up here and the length I had to go through to get the right plan was ridiculous. In all the countries I traveled in South East Asia and the Pacific I was able to walk off the plane pick up a SIM card, add an amount, and walk away. Here they don't even have SIM cards that will work in my phone and I have to sign up for a contract because pay as you go is too expensive to even consider. My dad ended up having an extra Aliant Phone and I was able to get a month by month plan but I'm not going to mention how much I have to pay to get it to work and my other phone that I have been using the past year is useless here in Canada.

I also miss being out on the road, trying new things, meeting new people, and just have a great time. Here I do the same thing day in and day out ... I know I should be more outgoing why I'm here at home but its only temporary and I really don't want to get to involved with anything until I know some sort of future path.

I must say it has been nice being home and seeing the family. My parents have been great through this transition and have been very supportive. It is also nice that I am home now to help them around the house and with the gardening. I never really realized how much they appreciate some help from me and its great to be home now and help out were I can.

I know that this blog was suppose to be for my travels aboard and now I guess this should be my last post but I think I'll write something up every now and than and hopefully I'll be back on the road in the near future so I'll have lots more to write about.

Cheers from PEI

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