Sunday, July 27, 2014

Big changes

It's been a while since I've blogged. And a long while since I've been on program. 

I lost my job of 4 1/2 years May 16th. Termination without cause.  Although I know there were budget issues, and I was paid top wages for a Nurse in my position, my boss said this was the best way for it to be written for me to get the benefits of "being fired" ( turns out I wasn't the only one let go either).  I got a good severance package and my health benefits were continued through my severance period, so we were able to get our teeth checked, prescriptions renewed etc...

About an hour after I came home the day I was let go, my husband and I had made the decision to move.  We have been thinking about relocating for a couple of years now.  I'd been open with my boss that with Tom being a new paramedic, I was willing to go wherever the job needed him to go.  I was marketable and could get a job anywhere.  For Paramedics in Ontario, it's a hard go, starting out. 

We decided that British Columbia was where we were going to go!  We got our professional licences out west and Tom quickly found a position with an industrial paramedic company that pays quite well (but will take him away for 2-3 weeks at a time up north).  We gave our notice to our landlord (of the house we'd just moved into) booked the movers and set out on our journey June 30th! 

We took 2 weeks to get out west, camping, couch sailing and hoteling it.  We camped in Kelowna for a week before we found a great house to rent (with an awesome landlord who offered the house to us early) and we moved in July 18th!  Still none of our stuff... But it's home.

I was nervous about finding a job here, but my worries were unfounded. 

I went for an interview with one of the local hospitals and came out with a job, and possibly two managers fighting over me. :D

Neither of us are working yet, start dates are pending, Tom has found an interim job with a transfer service here and starts with them tomorrow.  Money is tight, but we're dealing.  We've had some help from our parents which is awesome and we are very grateful for!  It costs to have everything switched over!  Licences, health insurance, car insurance, plates etc...not to mention we have nothing but a frying pan to cook on!

It's been a rough couple of months.  But when my hubby or kids cuddle up next to me and I look out my window at this...

All my stress melts away...


  1. So nice to see you posting. I'm sorry that things are bit overwhelming right now, but it sounds like you're facing all the new changes with the best attitude you could have. Good luck on your new position. Hope it starts soon!

    1. Thanks Angela! I'm seeing this as a fresh start in just about all areas of life! I really think I'm back on the losing plan is time. I've had a few false starts this year... I hope you're well!

  2. Congrats on your big move :) I'm sure things will work out. Looks like you might have a hiking trail or two nearby... lucky!

    1. Thanks! There are a ton of trails here! I haven't ventured out to check them out yet, but it'll be fun when I do I'm sure!