I have a friend who recently told me that he didn't understand blogging, he asked why I couldn't just keep my experiences private. So this is my list of the top five reasons I keep this blog.
1. I needed somebodies view of the North before I picked up my entire life to relocate. I was looking for the smallest piece of mind. I want to be that for someone else.
2. I wish I knew the details of the adventures my grandparents embarked on in their youth. As long as nothing happens to the Internet, my grandchildren will have my adventures at their finger tips in case they are ever interested.
3. My blog keeps my family and friends up to date on my life.
4. A woman named Erica from Tim Hortons head office once told me about her trip through Europe. She also told me about her regret in not writing down her experiences. She gave me advice, similar to the advice everyone else gives me. She said, 'Enjoy it while your living it.' I am taking both her regret and her advice and spinning them into something I will appreciate for the rest of my life. My blog helps me with that.
5. I have been found by incredible people who have contacted me after coming across the things I write.
Secretly, I also write for that friend, hoping that he cares enough to be interested in the words I write on the blog he doesn't really understand.
Friday, July 29, 2011
Since my return from the South, I have been blown away by the green that I've found in Iqaluit. Since September last year, I haven't seen a more beautiful month for flora. Tuesday was my day off so my friends Kayla, Sherri and Jill joined me for an afternoon on the land. We hiked as far as we could on the land across the bay. We climbed and scaled and even took a polar bear dip in a secluded spot that we found in the Ocean. We snapped some pictures of the cute tiny flowers that you can find on the land in the summer.
Other than this excursion on the land, I haven't done much since I've been home. I have been managing Tim's without my other half in business, Katie. I've been living at work and sleeping whenever I get a chance. It's a good way to keep my mind off of missing everyone and everything about Ontario. I did however, bite the bullet and max out my credit card to purchase my mommy a round trip to come and spend two weeks in Iqaluit over Christmas. This gives me something new to count down to! I used to think that no one in my family would ever get to see where I live. They wouldn't see my apartment or where I work. I cant wait for my mom to meet all of my friends here and of course, to enjoy the City with her.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
|We ran into this chicken across the boarder. Jenna never turns down a photo op|
On the way home from the States my sister got a phone call she had been waiting for. Jen was up for a huge job opportunity and managed to get herself in. (no surprise here... the girl is a go-getter to say the least) She grabbed a position as the Canadian SCORE rep and is currently travelling Canada on the Budweiser Big Rig with this beautiful group of Bud Girls.
|Jenna, second from the left|
|These are my felstead sisters|
I shot my first pellet gun and smoked my first cigar at the cottage this summer. I have excellent aim but the cigar wasn't my best idea. When my friends left, Pat came up between jobs on the road. When Pat left, I spent a very relaxing night alone before my family joined me the next day.
Yesterday we went up to Sara's cottage and spent the day in Lake Eerie. I have gotten more sun than this arctic girl can handle. I am going to rest up today so that I have enough energy to sing my lungs out tomorrow at a Brad Paisley concert with Candice, Luc and my friend Kaila. Until I crash again, I plan to enjoy the last week of this very non-stop vacation.