leticia hughes

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Slight Change of Plans

Posted by Leticia Hughes on March 26, 2008 at 10:23 PM
When I first arrived in Canada, I thought I would be going with what I know applying for a big corporate position � basically I just needed a job and I did not care what I did.  That was before I worked at Sea Cider�

Readers digest version of the last few weeks � I have declined the big bucks with BC Hydro and have accepted a full time Business Manager / Photographer position with Sea Cider.  Basically I am continuing to live my dream!!!!  I get to work in an amazing environment and further develop my skills in relation to running a small business � I will get exposure to everything from finance, marketing, events and business development.  Plus I get to continue with photography passion through events at the cidery and I may potentially get images published in local media.

So while I have made this step, there is still a long way to go�  Sea Cider will apply to the Federal Government to sponsor me and this will take a further 6-8 weeks to process.  Once I have a work permit I can then apply for residency.  She�s a long road of red tape but I am sure it will all be worth it.

I still love Canada and of course all the people continue to astound me with their generosity.  Over the Easter weekend, Jo took me to dinner on Mayne Island.  Colleen, a friend of Jo�s, cooked an amazing meal and I enjoyed my very first roast turkey experience.  When we left, my belly was nearly exploding with food!!!

I also found some time on Easter Monday to explore Victoria and have some posted some pic�s.  I still think my new hometown Saanichton kicks butt � small and so sweet!!!

The boy is still in the UK and hating every minute of it.  I am looking forward to his return but have no idea when that will be.  In the meantime I am keeping myself busy.  I meet a guy who plays squash at Easter dinner so I am hoping to get some games soon with some local lads at the rec centre.  Yay!!!  While I am enjoying my running (am back up to 10km runs now!!) it just doesn�t compare to smacking that black ball around!!!

Hope everyone had a great Easter!!!  Until next time�


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1:45 AM on April 6, 2008 
Hi there, <br>Glad to hear you feeling much better an not so home sick. When I went on my OE I felt the same as im sure most do. I did throw in the towel an come home an the moment i did it felt great but once home after id had my family fix I was searching for flights back to the uk again! I dint go back instead bought a house moved on then met Dean! It worked out ok for me but try not to come home just because of homesickness cause youll wanna go back again. Save up an come home for a visist one day if you want. Keep dreaming, it sounds fantastic! Love to you x