Sunday, 15 February 2009


Ever since the start of the new year, I've been counting down to my birthday next year. Not that it's a special birthday (I will be 39), but because it's exactly in the middle of the year and I want to move to Canada by then.

So, one night I sat down and made a calender. Just strips of paper held together with a piece of string. On the strips of paper I have noted down all the days from now until June 30th 2010 ànd I've noted the number of days still to go. Every day I cross one off and today, I've got 500 days to go!

Five hundred seems like a lot to me right now. Since I've started less than 40 days have passed and it's going sooooo slow! That might have something to do with the fact that a. there's still 500 days to go, so it seems a lot and b. I haven't been working a lot lately, so the days seem a lot longer than they would if I were out working day after day.

Don't get me wrong: I don't mind the easier times right now, I know it will change soon enough and I will pray for a bit of peace and quiet.

Five hundred days to go. Mind you, it's not as clear cut as that. I might not find myself a job before then, these economic bad times haven't only hit in Europe, or I might actually find a job way before then. Either way, I felt I needed a focus date and that became my 39th birthday.

Five hundred days to go...


  1. Have you been accepted already? Where would you like to settle?

  2. I would like to go to Alberta, well, I say like, but basically it's the only place that will have me!

  3. I've been out there once and quite like it. The mountains are only about an hour from Calgary. Housing is very expensive, but there seem to be jobs -- maybe not just now though due to the economy (I don't know for sure).


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