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Now that we are well into the winter months in Canada, the air is crisper, colder, and the rivers of Southern Ontario still have not frozen over...

As I sit here today sipping away on my "Be My Valentine" chai/raspberry latte (not doing work like I should be...) I have come to think about what the future holds for me...

I know that in my last entry I listed my resolutions. (Which I still have.)

But I did not talk much about what is going on in the world and how that might affect my future.

Currently my short term goals over the next two years are:
-Volunteer at the local Youth Centre again and local museum
-Make time to see the people I care about (and who actually care about me as well)
-Read more and start drawing again.
-Start archery and rock climbing during the summer.
-Go camping and hiking if at all possible this summer. (National Parks in Canada are free this year so... I SHOULD GO.)
-Continue to pay off OSAP/car insurance
-Save all the money I can at my two current jobs
-Keep my tax free savings account open and continue to add money to it to save for a house/apartment/moving away (whatever I can afford)
-Open another savings account to save up for a vacation 
-Complete a post-graduate course in Museum Management and Curatorship (Apply in October)

But long term? Over the next five, ten years?
-Make sure I have a job to pay off OSAP (hopefully one in my field)
-If I cannot find a job in my field, try to see if after i'm done my course if they will take me back at the really good job I have right now...
-Move out of my parents house
-Start gardening (herbs, flowers, vegetables, fruits)
-Go on a vacation
-Complete my Masters degree in either Archaeology/Anthropology/Geography
-Adopt a child
-Find someone who cares about me the way I care about them and know we won't get bored of each other. 

Now... for myself those seem like reasonable goals. 
Currently though with all of the events happening in the world... the future seems scary. 
As an asexual woman the LGTBQA+ community and feminism are important to me. 
As someone who has seen my friends of colour talk about the racism they have faced and how they have been too afraid to speak up for fear of getting into trouble. Movements like BlackLivesMatter and the NoBanNoWall for example are important to me.
Hearing my Jewish friend talk about how terrified she is because of the recurrence of white supremacist movements has me worried about her safety as I live a few hours away and cannot be there for her.
I know that I have privilege, which is why many of the issues I listed may not affect me personally.
I will never experience discrimination due to the colour of my skin, I will not experience discrimination due to my religion (I am agnostic.), I will not experience discrimination because I am trans, and I will not experience discrimination because of any disabilities. 
I might experience sexism, I might experience anti-LGTBQA+ speech but for me, right now this is it. I also might not be the wealthiest (by a long shot), but I also am not poverty stricken. I struggle like most people in their 20's but again, I likely will not experience discrimination due to my economic status or where I live.
With what has been going on in the world i'm worried about my friends more than I am myself. How will the future affect them and what can I do to help them?

So that is my tea thoughts today. I just want people to be safe out there and know that there are those who care about them.


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waywardgal Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Student General Artist

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fenifire Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017   Traditional Artist
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Lizandre Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
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