I Finally Moved + Living in the Red

May 7, 2013
Victoria British Columbia

Another short update today, I’m afraid.

This past weekend flew by. I spent Friday night and Saturday driving across Southern Vancouver Island, to do all of my favourite things with all of my favourite people. I played with my 3-year-old “niece”, had a girls’ night, went for a hike, went out for breakfast, fed the seals and stopped at my favourite lookout points. On Sunday morning, we caught the 9am ferry to Vancouver, moved my stuff (in 29°C weather) into my place, then locked the door and drove right back to the ferry. It was both exciting and exhausting.

First, it was wonderful seeing so many of my friends and spending most of my weekend in a fit of laughter. But the stress of moving + the physical task of moving + the travel was too much. I’m tired, slightly sunburned, and ready to curl up and get 12 hours of sleep. Unfortunately, I don’t have time for that. (Hurry up, weekend!)

Today is my last full day in Victoria and my schedule is jam-packed. Tomorrow, I have to wake up at a ridiculous hour (probably 4:30 or 5am), so I can pack the last of my things in my car and try to catch the 7am ferry. But then I’ll be home – in my new home, that is. I can’t wait to unpack my boxes and get settled…

While I don’t have much else to report back yet, I do want to share a short film I watched on YouTube this weekend. It’s 8 minutes long, so hit the ‘Play’ button on your first coffee break and let me know what you think after. (Note: I loved it.)

  • Jordann @ My Alternate Life May 7, 2013 at 4:34 am

    Wow sounds like a whirl wind couple of days! I watched that video last week, and I think it’s a great way to convey what student loans can do if you aren’t careful.

    • Cait May 9, 2013 at 9:59 pm

      Absolutely. Also just that you can’t ignore your debt; at some point, you need to deal with it.

  • Deena Dollars May 7, 2013 at 6:00 am

    Glad your move is moving along as well as can be expected! It’s always stressful.

    That movie made me cry. I’m sitting at my desk weeping. Wow. Powerful.

    • Cait May 9, 2013 at 9:58 pm

      Pretty intense, eh?

  • Cassie May 7, 2013 at 7:05 am

    When I first read the subject on this post, I was worried you had gone further into the red :s Glad to hear that wasn’t the case! Enjoy your last day in Victoria :)

    • Cassie May 7, 2013 at 6:52 pm

      I just watched the video. Holy crow.

      • Cait May 9, 2013 at 10:00 pm


    • Cait May 9, 2013 at 9:59 pm

      My last day was actually pretty terrible, haha… but the move has been smooth, so that helped. :)

  • Grayson @ Debt Roundup May 7, 2013 at 7:21 am

    That amount of stuff going on would make my head spin. I say good luck with it all.

    • Cait May 9, 2013 at 9:58 pm

      I may or may not have had a couple freak outs, haha. Thanks, Grayson.

  • Budget & the Beach May 7, 2013 at 7:47 am

    Cool video…a little slow (lol!) but def. gets the point across! Good luck with the rest of your move. Moving is no bueno, but you’ll feel so much happier when you are settled!

    • Cait May 9, 2013 at 9:56 pm

      I agree re: it being a little slow. Still thought it was well done, though. A new kind of horror movie!

  • Katie May 7, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Wow, that movie is powerful! Definitely scary and made me anxious but thank goodness I’m facing it and not afraid of debt! Good luck with your move!

    • Cait May 9, 2013 at 9:57 pm

      You go, Katie! And thanks!

  • KC @ genxfinance May 9, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Hmm I don’t think I’ve seen this movie yet. Okay, will take the time. And glad to hear your move is going along fine. Good luck.

    • Cait May 9, 2013 at 9:57 pm


  • Country Girl May 9, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Sounds like the move went well! I bet you’re so glad to be somewhat settled. When’s the house warming party? ;)

    • Cait May 9, 2013 at 9:57 pm

      Ha! I have no friends here, so… never. :P