Welcoming spring

My winter in Whistler hasn’t turned out at all as I expected. It was much, so much better. I got an experience that I couldn’t have dreamed of. I did things I could only dream of and things I feared. Applying for a job as a ski instructor was a huge step for me. I…

The advantage of being little

They are smarter than you think. Kids. Every time I stop skiing, take my kids to the bathroom, sit with them in the gondola, or just try to get them from A to B, someone will make a comment. “O, they are so cute.” “They must be a handful.” “You are going to be an…

Hello new life!

Right. Just over a week ago I came to Whistler. All I can say is. I am impressed. At first I was more overwhelmed. This mountain is huge! The amount  of staff working here is crazy. I keep looking at the ski instructor uniform on the coat rack and have to remind myself that it…

Wiping away the cobwebs

A million things are going through my head. It’s all too much. It’s overflowing. It’s going to burst soon. Time for some decisions! At the end of October I’m flying to Canada! My flight is booked but I have no clue where to go. I had already applied for jobs this winter, since I really…

Starting over

It was crazy to spend a few days in Adelaide and kind of hard to say goodbye to the boyfriend. At the same time I was more than ready to pick up life again and go home. All I could do in Adelaide was sit on my ass and I can only do that for…

Officially on the mountain!

After being nervous for so long in anticipation of the ski season, my new job and new environment, I have finally started work. My new job as a skiwiland assistant involves teaches kids how to ski in the early childhood center. I got all my ideas about being a kids ski instructor from the previous resort…

That’s settled

The snowing has started, covering the skylight in my new room with a layer of soft white goodness. I’ve moved into my room for the ski season. It was a bit harder than expected to find accommodation for this winter. Every week, a town bulletin gets out with lots of accommodation advertised. Unfortunately, there are…