Friday, May 25, 2007

Is everyone engaged?!

So I'm sitting at home, minding my own business... and by minding my own business, I mean STALKING facebook. When the fabulous Facebook News feed pops up and I see that my friend from High school and ex boyfriend of best friend is engaged! Now, of course this is great and exciting for them, but it just gets me stressed out!

With my free time I have been productively studying how many people I know are engaged and or married. Now I have only been to one friends wedding thus far, which isn't bad. I just don't understand how it works. Do you get engaged right out of college then find a place to live, get a job, AND try to plan a wedding? Do you have a 3 year engagement? Or date for 2 years, live together and then get engaged? Whats the process here? And whats with the people still in undergrad who are married? "Hi study group, I made muffins. Have we figured out how WWI started yet? My husband should be here shortly with the milk." I guess I don't understand the rush, why can't you wait a couple years until you're settled? I have two good friends who have been dating since high school, and are both out of college, both have jobs and aren't rushing into getting engaged. I like that!

Now don't get me wrong, I'm not one of those people who says that they don't want to get married until they're 35 and have kids at 40. Definitely not. If I'm 30 and not married, BEWARE. I will not be stable.

Let's get down to the real problem here...I have too much time on my hands and facebook is simply feeding my serious addiction to gossip. Someone contact A&E immediately! I'll even pretend like I don't know what the show is about.

I leave Thursday for Rochester for a week or so. Very excited about that!

Good news: I got my giant backpack for traveling! Which includes a fanny pack!

Bad News: I still have no idea when my passport will come. Honestly Canada, what's the problem here?!

Love, Jen

Sunday, May 20, 2007

My very first Blog!

Ok everyone, since I don't have exact details of my life, I figured a blog is fun... plus I have a lot of time on my hands.

So the original plan I had was that I planned on going to Marrakech, Morocco Club Med for the next season. I had every intention to go, but I had to wait for my passport. After being at home a couple weeks, I started thinking about if this was really what I wanted to do. I would love to go to morocco, or live there. However, I was not ready to get back into the nametag/eating with GMs, perpetually exhausted. If I was 18 again, this would be different. But getting older I've just decided that I have to do what I want to do, regardless of what other people think. On the other end there was also Jake who was planning on traveling through Asia. He invited me and after contemplating what to do for days and asking around, I decided that traveling through Asia would make me happy.

So long story short, I am STILL waiting for my passport and I'm really not even sure when exactly I will get it back. (PS I love the Canadian passport agency...). As soon as I do, we need to go to the Indian and Chinese embassy and get visas. Then we're off for a few months to travel Asia. After that... who knows?