Thursday, January 19, 2012

Goodbye is the hardest part...

My time in Canada is almost up. The last year and a half that I've spent here has been wonderful. The yearlong work exchange program I was a part of was an invaluable experience. I learned so much, and made wonderful friends. The last 6 months I did a little traveling and just enjoyed my time here, which was hard to do when I was working full time. Canada is my second home, and I will miss my friends and family here, so much.

My plane leaves tomorrow morning at 5:30 am. Right now, I'm a raw bundle of nerves and energy. I tried to take a nap a little earlier, but only managed to half sleep for about an hour.

I'm sad, nervous and excited all at once.

I will miss:

My boyfriend. More than words can explain. Lucky for us, we've been together nearly 6 and a half years and are used to the distance. Though this time it'll be a lot harder after having lived together.

My boyfriend's family (My second family): I love them all very much, and am very appreciative of all that they have done to make me feel welcome and loved.

My friends: I've made awesome friends here.

The way people say hello on the street. I admit, this took getting used to at first, but it's nice to say hello and have someone smile, especially if you're having a rough day.

Tim Horton's Cherry Cheese Danishes. I don't like coffee at all, but these danishes are awesome.

There are many more things that I'll miss, but that's enough of a list I think.

I will not miss : The ice.  That's for darn sure. Luckily this winter it wasnt' so bad.

I'm excited to get to see my friends and family back at home in California too. I haven't seen many of them in almost a year, some even longer than that. As excited as I am,  I know it will take some time to adjust. Plus I've got to get back into the working world again as well, which I'm excited about. I have a lot to contribute and I'm looking forward to being part of a team again.

I'm staying with my best friend until the 28th, and then I'll be going home from there. I don't know how much I'll be on the internet during that week, if at all, so if you get really late comments on entries, that's why. I should have a couple of reviews to post, as I've got a few e books that I've been neglecting because of the move. I have 2 ebooks to read, so I'll try and get at least one review ready by monday or tuesday after next.

Happy Reading everyone!


Charity L.S. said...

I hope your move went smoothly, Melissa. I look forward to reading more of your posts as soon as you get settled. Take Care!

Melissa said...

Thank you Charity! It's gone okay so far, I've been staying with a friend for a bit and will be getting home in a couple of days so I'll probably be MIA from the blog for a few more days. I'm just trying to tackle phone calls and emails at the moment. :)