Saturday, September 09, 2006

Home in Halifax

Oh my goodness! I can't believe how much has happened since my last blog!!!! And I finally have Internet access, in my OWN HOME! Good lord, hallelujah! I can blog again! It's nice to have a telephone too...
So yes, after all my travels and wanderings I am back in good old Nova Scotia (Halifax, the province's capital city), and I will (at last) be staying put for a while. While I was on the West Coast I somehow just felt strange and out of place. It was like the bizarro world to my precious East Coast, and even in all my hopes of finding a place to settle during my little Western Canada road-trip bonanza, I eventually knew I just had to come back home, get my feet under me again, before I could do anything else. Seeing the West was nice, and it might be good to go back there sometime, but for now I'm happy to be where I am. It's the first time in a long time that I've lived so close to my parents, but now that I've been out in the world, far away and independent for so many years, I find it's kind of nice to be within driving distance of them again.
This city has so much going on that I love. I love the music here, the culture, everything. You all remember my love Joel Plaskett, right? Well he plays around here regularly (along with many of my other favorite musicians), so what more could a girl want? Still, it has been a big adjustment living in a city this big (many of you would not consider Halifax, a city of 300,000 people at best, big, but for me that is much bigger than I'm used to). I get overwhelmed and stressed and tired sometimes, but overall I'm happy to be here. There's always something cool to do! I've already found a job (though it's only part-time and minimum wage) at the Salvation Army thrift store. I don't expect it to be thrilling work, but at least it's something to start with. I'm not looking for anthing more than a crappy job to pay the bills this year anyway, so at this point it's not a big deal that I haven't landed a career-type job... I think I will have more job options soon, hopefully something full-time, but I've only been here for a week so I'm not too worried yet!
I really like my new apartment as well. I'm paying a little more than I'd like to for it, but it's in a very ideal location, close to downtown and a couple of other key areas in town. It's also in a very student-dominated area, which makes it interesting, yet it is still quite quiet and safe. My two roommates, who I didn't know before I moved in, are really nice; we get along quite well (so far at least, and I expect this will continue).
Anyway kids, I think that's all the news I've got for now. Hope all's alive and kicking with you folks (I know it is!).
Miss you all so much!

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