Wednesday, 6 July 2011

A Place Called Home

Hello!  It is good to be back and I have so much to tell you that I hardly know where to start.  When I started this blog in October of 2007, I wrote this post.  It explained the reason why I had chosen to call my blog Dreaming of Wild Roses: my dream was to live by the ocean where the wild roses bloom.

It has been quite a journey in more ways than one.  Five years since our last visit to Nova Scotia, where we hoped to one day put down roots and feel that we had come home.  But how to make this dream a reality? 

Only in our wildest dreams could we let ourselves believe that we would find a way and be able to make that move.  Until one day, I picked up the phone and was told that I had an interview for a job in Nova Scotia.

Then we began another long journey.  One that saw us drive more than 2,000 km through four provinces: Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, to reach our destination.  The journey was indeed long, taking 21 hours by car.

I had my interview last week and I got the job!  We had only four days to find a place to live and then a small respite of three days to enjoy a visit to Cape Breton before we began the long drive back to Ontario on Monday. 

We finally arrived yesterday afternoon, having driven through the night, filled with mixed feelings about our return.  It seemed such a pointless exercise in one way, but we had to go back to pack up our belongings and organise a move.  Today, the work begins in earnest.  We don't know the date of our move yet, but we have until the end of the month to get out of here.

It seems that we are going to be living that dream after all.  I am so excited!  There is lots to do and it is going to be a busy few weeks, but it will be such an adventure!