Getting stuck in a dead-end job is one of the most frustrating things in the world. Sadly, it’s also something that happens to just about everyone at some point in their lives. Of course, just because you’re stuck in a job that you don’t care about right now doesn’t mean that this is the way things are always going to be; however, if you really do want to find a more fulfilling or interesting career, then the only way to do that is to start putting in the right amount of effort. With that in mind, here are some steps that I took, and you can too, to find yourself in a more satisfying and fulfilling career:
Archives for January 2018
With the positive feedback on my bucket list post on Asia last week, I’ve decided to publish two travel posts this week! Today’s post features another bucket list destination of mine: the beautiful state of Colorado.
After the amazing time I had adventuring through Alberta last summer, I’ve been obsessing over finding my next physically-demanding vacation. Colorado is one of the great year-round travel destinations that North America has to offer; lovers of the great outdoors will be right at home here with plenty of both wintertime and summertime adventurous pursuits — all set in stunning scenery, from the towering Rocky Mountains to the high desert of the Colorado Plateau. Rent a car, and you can enjoy countless magical drives through the countryside as you pass through the mountain towns. So, let’s run through just a few of the attractions you can visit and the sights to see in this beautiful part of the world.
Unfortunately, I’ve not yet been able to find my way to Asia in my travels, but throughout the week, I’ve been thinking a lot about finding my way over there in the next couple of years. Of course, this means that I’ve found myself searching through all of the amazing things to do in this part of the world, particularly in South East Asia. Whether you’re looking for a family beach holiday or a rugged backpacking adventure, you’re certain to find what you’re looking for in this part of the beautiful continent. Here are just a few reasons to explore this region of the world.
A couple of weeks ago, mere days into the new year, my grandfather passed away after a three year battle with leukaemia. I have lived with him and my grandmother for about four years while I was in university, and despite being “prepared” for the death for quite some time now, I have to say that losing him has been the hardest death that I have experienced in my life. I’ve been thinking about it for what feels like an incredibly long time, through my very odd and unproductive coping methods with grief, and have finally come to the conclusion that maybe, like nearly everything else in my life, the best way for me to figure this all out (at least figure out some small semblance of the situation) is by writing about it.
At the very beginning of summer 2017, between June and July, I travelled across Canada from Toronto, Ontario to Edmonton, Alberta to visit with my cousins for nearly three weeks. This was my first time travelling there, as well as going so far out of province (aside from a few trips to Québec as a kid). It was Canada 150 (the country’s sesquicentennial — meaning free entry to national parks and huge Canada Day celebrations on July 1st) and I missed my cousins a lot, so I figured, why not?
When I did a quick Google Image search of Chester, England and saw the Tudor style buildings lining the beautiful cobblestone streets, the history buff in me nearly fainted. My friends had me look up Chester several months before I arrived in the UK to see if it was a place that I would be interested in visiting; my longtime fascination with English history and thus, the changing architecture throughout its longtime existence, had left me desperately hoping to see as much as I possibly could while visiting the United Kingdom this past November/December, and Chester looked like the ideal place to start. The Tudor architectural style of buildings was the final development of Medieval architecture in England, taking place during the Tudor period (between 1485–1603, but sometimes extending beyond this time frame). In Chester, what appears in most places to be solely a Medieval village was actually built upon an original ancient Roman town. In fact, Chester is one of the best preserved walled cities in Britain — walls which were constructed when they established the fortress of Deva Victrix between 70 and 80 AD.