Ashleigh lives in Toronto, Canada with her finance and their cat Miss. Keira. She is a personal blogger with a love for fitness, traveling and special events. She recently graduated from Conestoga College and is the next big event coordinator in Toronto. They won’t know what hit them! Today she writes about juggling all her commitments in the midst of moving house. You can read more about Ashleigh and her daily musings on her blog -
Morning Day Dreams
Projects, exams, events, golf and moving, all in a days work.
Well maybe not a day, but that was my to-do list recently. I just finished up my event management post-grad at the end of April. It was an 8-month program meant to push you to your limits to prepare you for the real world! Amidst the craziness of my last few weeks my fiancée got a job in Toronto, so we had to pack up 2 years worth of living and move about an hour down the road.
When we got the news I thought I should start packing right away and just slowly get things ready, considering we were moving two days after I finished exams. So I spent about two months living in a house that felt like a tornado ripped through it (note to readers…I am a huge clean freak/OCD). This was a not a good two months for me!
Anyway, despite knowing that the move was going to be tight and full of stress I said oh sure sounds great! My final week of school I had three major projects due and two exams. That was Monday to Thursday, then Friday I was offered to play in a golf tournament. I just started playing last year, but I LOVE IT! So of course I said yes, I don’t have a whole house to pack up!
At the beginning of the week I was pretty much pulling my hair out but as usual I got it done and played a great round of golf might I add. In my line of work I am used to a heavy workload and not to mention I have a hard time saying no. It’s all about staying organized and to-do lists, I don’t think I would have made it through the move without them.
So my tips for moving:
- Don’t play golf
- Don’t move two days after school (uni) ends
- Don’t tear your house apart then realize you should probably be working on that paper instead!
In the end the move was fairly smooth, once we finished packing on the day of and got everything on the truck, the hard part was done! So here we are, all that’s left to do is unpack!!