someone please help me, i am freaking the fuck out

i was supposed to get my period yesterday and i havent gotten it yet, or even any sign of it (darker discharge, cramps) but i have had symptoms of pms for the past two weeks (swollen and aching breasts, crankiness, lots of crying). 

i had sex 8 days ago for the first time in like a month and this is the first period ive ever been “late” for, at least that i can remember, and i take birth control at the same time every night, and i used a condom that didnt have holes and it didnt break. i mean i’ve been under a lot of stress lately bc the housing commission threatened to evict my family and its my senior year and whatnot but like idk, my biggest fear is getting pregnant and i really dont want to be. its freaking me out.

i know im probably not pregnant but the fact that i havent gotten my period is scaring me to the point where i want to cry. 

Day 265 - Jake (1st person I approached)

September 22, 2014 - Jake was running up a down escort when I first spotted him. He had an enthusiastic, childlike smile on face, especially when he made it to the top. A definite look of victory. I congratulated him and kept walking. I had someplace to be, and then I turned around, deciding I could be a bit late. I asked Jake if he would chat with me. “Sure but I’m just waiting here to do an interview for a job. So if that happens, I’d need to end it,” he said, in a carefree, easygoing manner. He also has a friendly Australian accent. After asking for permission, I took his photograph to make sure I had that part done. There was an instant comfort with Jake. 

“I was born in Australia. In New South Wales, on the far south coast,” he said. “In a town called Nurooma, about five hours away from Sydney. I have one little brother. He’s five years younger than me, but I’ve not seen for a while because of travelling. When I was eighteen and left home, he was only thirteen, so we’re not that close. I’ve got a good relationship with my parents though.” All of Jake’s primary and secondary schooling happened in Nurooma. “School was mostly about the sports for me. I did a bit of everything, but the main two would be surfing, and rugby league. I didn’t compete or anything, it was always recreational,” he said.

When Jake was eighteen, he left home and moved up to Sydney. “It was good to live in a bigger city. I got a job working as a landscaper, and doing maintenance. I stayed there for about two years. Then I moved on to Brisbane on the Gold Coast (about ten hours north of Sydney). I went to uni (university) there. I studied Paramedic Sciences. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, but I figured that would be interesting. It wouldn’t be a job in an office and every day would be different. The program was three years and I graduated with an undergrad degree in Paramedic Sciences,” said Jake. 

After finishing university, Jake went traveling around Europe. “I went by myself, but I met up with some friends that were also traveling, and I spent some time with them. I did most of the trip on my own though,” he said. “Then I moved back home. I got a job and saved some money. I was working in a theme park. I did maintenance and operated some of the rides,” he said, with a smile that told of fond memories. “I did that for about nine months and saved as much money as I could and then I went traveling again.”

Jakes next adventure took him to Central America. “I usually have a goal when I go on a trip. My goal is to travel to meet people, see things and surf. I always try to find places that have good surfing available. I was mostly going between Mexico and Panama. Then I went to California for three months. I have friends that live there and I stayed with them. And surfed. I usually manage to get work in hospitality jobs, that helps keep me going,” he said.

“I came to Vancouver because I was able to get a working visa for Canada. This part of the trip is about being near a mountain. I plan to spend the winter snowboarding in Whistler, so Vancouver was an easy choice. I’ve never lived anywhere that had snow like they have in Whistler,” he said, with a big grin. 

I mentioned that he could always go to Tofino for surfing as well. “No,” he said immediately, “It’s too cold. I just came from Central America. I couldn’t handle that kind of cold!”  And with that, Jake’s next interview arrived. #notastranger

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