Looking back it was March 16th, 2009, that I boarded a plane from Toronto and headed north to Nunavut for the very first time. I was wildly excited, and ready for the next adventure–but really had no clue what to expect. Like most people when I got ready to move north…I talked with 3 friends that lived in Nunavut asked advice of what to bring, what to expect…got lots of information. This did help me but really the real learning happened after I started to experience things first hand with just living!
When I left Yellowknife on Tuesday to head north to Cambridge Bay I met a family that was relocating there from BC. It was really neat to see their excitement, about their move- and I was reminded about some of those initial shocks that I had that aren’t shocking anymore as I talked with them! As we talked, they mentioned how they had read my blog…and loved my kamiks. They were really excited to see them in person! I wish them all the best as they settle into life in Cam Bay.
I just looked back on my old blog Newbie in the North where I wrote about some of those experiences from my early days. Now this isn’t a three year anniversary of me living in the north. It’s actually an 18month one! As most of you know I had an 18month gap living in Winnipeg from January 2010 to June 2011. I honestly can’t believe it’s been 3 years since I’ve lived in Toronto and lived in the same province as my family and friends. Honestly the past 3 years have gone by in a blink of an eye…
I’m excited to see what happens next in this adventure I like to call my life!