Tuesday, March 15, 2011

so it begins,

less than 48hrs ago if you would have asked me were I would be sitting right now I would have told you that I would be in hanging out at the crew house in Whitehorse of my now ex employer. But I'm not. I'm sitting in the Edmonton international air port, waiting for my Mom to come and pick me up. Let me start from the beginning.

Yesterday around 1130 in the morning I was starting to get my self packed for a summer of working in the bush in the northern Yukon. My phone beeped to tell me I had an email, It was from my employer. It was more or less saying that things I had been offered were no longer going to happen. After several conversations it became obvious that we were not going to come to some sort of a contract agreement in the next 24hrs, and that I wouldn't be getting on my flight to Whitehorse. This was a very hard decision for me to make for many reasons. First I was walking away from allot of money, and had no other job to go to. And second I have some good personal friends that worked there that are going to be affected by my decision. But at the end of the day I have to look out for myself . So in a flurry of stress and emotions I managed to find a 8-10 week contract up in Iqaluit Nunavut. This is were my adventure begins.

Since I was more or less ready to go to some other cold place in the north, it didn't take me long to pack my things, leaving me some time to hang out with my Girl Friend and my dog before drifting off. When I awoke I had confirmed flights, going from Vancouver to Cow Town Cow town to Edmonton, (were I am now), and then tomorrow i will be off to Yellowknife, Rankin Inlet and then finally Iqaluit were I will be for the next 8-10 weeks. Lucky for me my mother lives here in Edmonton so I get to spend a few hours with her before heading back to the airport early tomorrow..... Truthfully I don't know what to expect or what to think of this trip. Its long enough that leaving Kellie at the airport was one of the hardest things Ive had to do but short enough that there is already a light at the end of the tunnel. Wish me luck and who knows maybe Iqaluit is a cool town, and this turns into something more, maybe its a quick solution to a current problem.


1 comment:

  1. I also remember how hard it was leaving Kellie at Vancouver airport. Time will go quickly and hope all is good for you in Iqaluit. Sue (Kellie's mum)