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I'm back after an spontaneous hiatus. I was posting on a different journal site, but I don't like the site anymore (it's a long story), so now I'm giving Lj another chance.

Hi, I'm Nico and I'm 26. I live in Vancouver, B.C, but don't like it here. I'm hoping to move in the late Autumn, possibly to Montreal. I find that a lot of people in Vancouver are not genuine. They seem interested in things only because they are popular, i.e. yoga, meditation, a gluten-free diet (without having been diagnosed with an allergy!), and Lululemon clothes. I want to meet people who are open. West coast people tend to be reserved and uptight, and I like to be silly and say inappropriate things. I'm from the East coast, and people there are very laid-back and open. They seem more real. I've found it very difficult to make friends in Vancouver. I've lived here for 2.5 years and have made two friends, and one of them moved away. I'm lonely here and am hoping that a new city will help ease that loneliness.

I work at the UBC Farm, teaching kids about farming, but mostly just babysitting them. It's a week-long Summer camp, with news kids every week. I like teaching kids about nature and gardening, and have done so for most of my previous jobs, but the farm has mostly been a negative experience for me. Occasionally, I have good moments, like when I saw a Barred Owl, or taught a good group of kids how to test the pH of soil. But, often, it's standing in front of 30 kids, trying to get their attention to explain a new activity, and they don't care and keep talking to one another.

I dropped out of my Bachelor of Education program in March, and am considering Social Work as my next career path. Mostly, I feel afraid of the future. In one month I'll be unemployed and trying to figure out where I should move. My boyfriend will be starting a year-long fieldwork travelling adventure, in early 2015, and I feel depressed because I have no plans for my future. I'm scared that I won't get a job in Montreal because I speak so little French. I know I should live in the present, but I don't know anyone else who does.

My Cute Animal Blog!
Check out my cute animal blog, where there are not just adorable photos but educational information! My latest post is about Llamas. :)


My previous post is about Manta Rays!

You can also get a detailed look into some of my past jobs, learn cute animal crafts, and find links to cute animal games!


One need not be a chamber to be haunted,
One need not be a house;
The brain has corridors surpassing
Material place.

Far safer, of a midnight meeting
External ghost,
Than an interior confronting
That whiter host.

Far safer through an Abbey gallop,
The stones achase,
Than, moonless, one's own self encounter
In lonesome place.

Ourself, behind ourself concealed,
Should startle most;
Assassin, hid in our apartment,
Be horror's least.

The prudent carries a revolver,
He bolts the door,
O'erlooking a superior spectre
More near.

-- Emily Dickinson

sex and cellulose
I've started to write a novel about beds. It's not going that great, but i'm still optimistic, considering it's only the first day. I plan to intersperse an extended metaphor of foliage/plants/growing. This will work quite wonderfully because i'm taking a Botany course at university. This will give me the opportunity to ramble about cellulose in a way that won't annoy everyone around me. I'm still thinking of a title and will wait until i actually finish the book before making a final decision.


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