tithenaii: (Autumn Lady)
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The weather's astonishing today, as Scotland endures an aptly named "weather bomb" of highly gusting winds and rain from skies alternating between ice-blue, wine-gold, and slate-black with disorienting speed.

That last makes it particularly appropriate to talk about this year, its end, and what's happening in the next.

In some semblance of order, then:


  • I'm turning 30 (on St Lucia's day)

  • I'm going back to Canada for the foreseeable future (on December 28)

  • I'm marrying my fiancé (next summer)--

  • --from whom I'm going to be separated for over a year while his immigration paperwork gets processed--

  • --but I'm trying to comfort myself with the knowledge that I am going to be so busy

  • teaching a Creative Writing course at the University of Ottawa (in January)

  • while also teaching and studying at Carleton University (for the next two years)

  • that hopefully this won't entirely feel like unstitching myself from my lover fibre by fibre with all the fraying and frazzle that entails.


There's a lot more detail to be filled in between those points, but there's also so much to be done in anticipation of leaving that the thought of even doing the work to find the point at which to begin to story-tell is exhausting.

I'm very excited. I'm very sad. I'm going to work very hard.

There's a start, at least.

Date: 2014-12-10 07:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dichroic.livejournal.com
Sounds like a really wonderful year, aside from the separation. I hope you will be able to visit each other not too infrequently while his paperwork goes through.

Date: 2014-12-10 10:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pameladean.livejournal.com
That is a packet of news and no mistake! Many congratulations and some commiserations, and my best wishes.

P.

Date: 2014-12-10 10:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tabard.livejournal.com
A belated congratulations on your engagement! :D It definitely sounds like you both have a busy year ahead of you!

Date: 2014-12-10 11:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dagibbs.livejournal.com
Wow, that's a lot going on! I hope all proceeds smoothly.

Date: 2014-12-11 05:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] asakiyume.livejournal.com
I saw your engagement notice on Facebook--I think that's just wonderful. I think it's very hard, though, that you have to live apart for so long. Any chance he'll be able to come to Canada for visits or you to Scotland?

And very big congratulations on your job news too, and on your studies. What a lot of things are going on right now! And you've had a story accepted. And you've been doing those marvelous book reviews.

Just great :-)

Date: 2014-12-11 06:11 am (UTC)
rosefox: Green books on library shelves. (Default)
From: [personal profile] rosefox
Oh, a thousand congratulations on everything!

I am so sorry that mutual Commonwealthishness doesn't make the immigration bit easier--I would have expected it to, somehow.

Date: 2014-12-11 08:08 am (UTC)
ivy: (forest heart close)
From: [personal profile] ivy
Congratulasorrydolancations! [hugs] You're in my thoughts; send me the new address to which your care package ought to be dispatched.

Date: 2014-12-11 01:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] papersky.livejournal.com
Oh yay, Ottawa, that's practically local, you can come to Montreal for parties!

Congratulations, and all good wishes.

Date: 2014-12-11 03:37 pm (UTC)
ext_45721: Rabbit lying on a couch, reading large, antique book of Poe. (amate!)
From: [identity profile] caudelac.livejournal.com
Writings! Lovely! <3

Matrimoniums! Delightful! <3

Separations! Unfortunate, and I snug in advance. I hope for many chances to overlap, during the long distance.

Date: 2014-12-12 05:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hawkwing-lb.livejournal.com
*hugs*

*encouragement*

*\o/*

Date: 2014-12-13 05:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] weegoddess.livejournal.com
The happiest of days today!

Date: 2014-12-17 11:08 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Congratulations! So much going on!

If this can be of any comfort (re: the separation), I'm going through my second year apart from my boyfriend, and while it is tough (not going to lie about that!), I acutely feel the fact that the only people who told us it wasn't going to work out were people who had never tried living apart themselves, because so far, everything is going just fine :) (also, Skype is the BEST)(and videogames you can play together on Sundays are a close second)

Good luck with everything!

Date: 2014-12-17 11:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cecile-c.livejournal.com
Um, looks like I wasn't connected when I posted this :)
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