What is Next? Creative Outlets and being a Red Serge Spouse!

Now that Christmas is over, and we are into the second week of the year, I think it is time I check back in and turn my mind to what is to come in 2017! This year is going to bring about some exciting times and remarkable change in my life. With Kyle due to graduate in just 4 weeks from today, I will be focusing on getting several tasks completed on my end to make this huge move to Saskatchewan!

That’s right. For those of you who didn’t know, our first RCMP posting will be in a very small, remote town in Northern Saskatchewan. It is about to get cold. Though we don’t have a lot of information about the move just yet, there are a lot of different things I’ll need to accomplish. First on that list is to book doctors appointments. Because we are being relocated to a very isolated community, I need to be medically cleared before I accompany Kyle, as the community doesn’t always have immediate health care available. I’ll also undergo a brief psychological exam. These are things I didn’t even consider when Kyle became a cadet at the RCMP academy. A lot goes into the relocation of a member and their family. While Kyle continues working extremely hard to receive his badge, I’m working behind the scenes to organize medical details, packing details, and overall moving details. Changing addresses, preparing my employer for the resignation and tying the loose ends falls on me to complete. I am happy to have a role in the relocating process. I want to be as much a part of this life event as possible!

A lot of people have asked me “will you be able to work?” and the answer to that is tricky. Though there will not be a career available in my field as a paralegal, there may be a position available for me within the community school or government. The chances of me working are painfully slim, and so the very next, two-part question I hear is “Won’t you be bored? What will you do?”. That is a much easier answer to give. Maybe there will be days when I feel bored, but I feel bored here in St. John’s sometimes too. That’s normal. I’m not worried about that. My options on what to do are endless. For starters, I am planning on going back to school and taking online courses! I will take this time to figure out what my path is in this life. I’m also, as you know, a pretty crafty person, and I’ll be keeping myself extremely busy creating DIYs, writing my blog, and enjoying my new-found love for creative planning! (Speaking of planning…I do have a wedding to plan as well).

Check out this Monsters Inc. themed weekly spread I created:


I’m loving this new creative outlet I’ve found in creative planning, and will definitely keep myself busy coming up with new themes for all of the 52 weeks of 2017! Comment below with some theme ideas for me to try next!

These next few months are going to be a world wind of new things and big changes, and I want to invite you all along for the ride! Not a lot of people know what it is like to be in the RCMP family, especially as a spouse. I want to keep everyone I love in the loop, but I also want to create a safe zone of sorts for anyone who is about to embark on a similar journey as a red serge spouse! I want to shed light on the process and all the positive aspects of this new lifestyle, and some of the harder things to deal with too!

So, stay tuned. From fun DIYs, to creative planner spreads, wedding planning and glimpses into the RCMP life, my goal is to write something for everyone. Here’s to great 2017 full of happiness, adventure and so much crafting!

blushing bride.

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