Dazed and confused from the options

Back in November I wrote an email to a few folks regarding the new opportunities of countries I could visit and work on a Working Holiday Visa up to the age of 35. Now here’s my predicament. I’ve always sorta had a 3 year plan. Nothing too extravagent. Just a simple list of countries I wanted to visit, live and work. Just a few years ago, my choices were quite smiple as there were only a handful of countries where I could get to, due to age restrictions and not being a student and all.

And as of last week, while checking the Youth International Program Canadian DFAIT (Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade) site, I discovered another country added to the list. The Czech Republic. Oh wow! Now my decision just got even harder.

As for my plans so far after Japan, it’s a wee trip back to Canada and then off to the Himalayas, and then possibly India and/or S.E. Asia. And by this time next year, I hope to be just starting my year in France on another Working Holiday Visa. Now, even though I don’t need to make a decision where to go after France, for about 2 years, the current opportunities is enough to keep me gittery. Ahhh, the troubles of being a Virgo, pedantic, anally retentive and controlling. I must always plan, plan and over plan things. Some of the fun also comes from planning the possible opportunities. Hmph, to go to Norway, Latvia, Czech Rep, or the Nederlands.

I can’t believe it’s bothering me, and also keeping me so excited this far in advance. Though, if I do end up meeting that special someone before any of this happens, I’m sure that all of my plans would simply fall apart. Ahhh, the power of love… is a curious thing. Make a one man weep, make another man sing. Change a hawk to a little white dove. More than a feeling thats the powe of love.
Hah! Gotta have cheese once in a while.


  1. Enkeli

    Heeeey Paul!! At last you wrote something more!! I was wondering when would you talk more directly about what you are doing in life!

    So you are planning to move soon… maybe Norway?? what about Finland?? 😛
    It would be really nice to meet, by the way!
    I wouldn’t think at all about Latvia, or Tzech Rep. they have still russian aftermath…
    Although you have been there already, you have to know what I’m talking about.

    Take Care!
    Write me back soon! I wanna know!!

    Lot’s of hugs,


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