Welcome to my blog!
I am a writer and teacher with a restless heart.
I’m not interested in travelling to the most places possible or taking perfect selfies with all the sights I’m supposed to see. I want to have relationships with places I go. I travel because something about a place intrigues me and I want to immerse myself into that place and get to know it like a new lover.
Most of all, I’ve always wanted to find that place that felt like my true home. A friend of mine once told me about how much he loved Germany and how he was working on going back and living there. “Because it’s ‘my place’,” he said. I am looking for “my place”. My soulmate city. That place that will make me feel like I can be more myself than I ever have before and will challenge me to do and be even more. I know from experience that sometimes putting yourself in a completely new place and situation can force you to discover parts of yourself you didn’t realize you had that rise up to the occasion.
A few years ago I bought a Greyhound Discovery path and took it all the way across Canada to the Yukon. I fell in love with the quirky and rugged yet friendly spirit of the north. I couldn’t stop thinking about the north once I was back home so a year later I gave away / packed up everything I owned and moved to the subarctic on the border of Quebec and Labrador. Living in a small remote place with 8 months of winter, temperatures that go below -40 and wind that goes up to
100KM an hour, challenged me as a person in so many ways. I learned a lot from the experience – I went from a shy introverted city girl who had never driven a car in my life to driving a pickup truck in a blizzard, and being able to handle myself in a mining town with more men than women in it. I’ve learned to survive extreme situations, isolation, and weather. It hasn’t been easy but I’ve learned that I’m capable of a lot more than I ever thought I was.
After 4 years of teaching up north, I realized that I needed to move onto somewhere new in order to really live my life and accomplish the things I want to, so I’m looking for a new place to fall in love with.
I love good food, history, street art, finding a great pub with live music and travelling to new places with my dog.
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