Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Car with bumper sticker outside of friend's apartment, Toronto, 2009

A while ago I was reading the blog post of a friend who recently returned from a short stint in Toronto.  I understood her feelings.

Lately "Toronto" and "Canada" have been coming up a lot. A good friend of mine, like a bolt out of the blue, is moving up to Halifax with her husband and children. Late last year her husband got through with a new job, so the move was very sudden. Then yesterday I was talking to another friend who is on the verge of moving to Toronto with her husband and daughter. Everyone who is moving has a spirit of excitement, newness, courage and hope about them. It's a new life and, whether or not they're 100% ready for it, what choice is there when the option presents itself so strongly? 

In the words of The Clash: Should I stay or should I go?




Unknown said...

Hey, you made me get all teary eyed at my desk! My co-workers are asking me what's wrong. :)
Thanks for this. Funny you should mention Halifax. A good friend of mine, who successfully went through the application process sent me an email this morning as I'd asked him for advice. He suggested that I also consider Calgary (Colder but more jobs), and Halifax (by the sea, not as cold, smaller town....but more jobs)
I'm letting the wind blow me where it will right now. :)

Elspeth said...

May the wind blow you to fertile soil.

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