Quote of the Day
"When you follow your bliss... doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors; and where there wouldn't be a door for anyone else." ~ Joseph Campbell
"The trouble with talk about 'learning experiences' is that it implies that all experiences can be divided into two kinds, those from which we learn something, and those from which we learn nothing. But there are no experiences from which we learn nothing. We learn from everything we do, and everything that happens to us or is done to us." John Holt, Instead of Education
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Back to the Maritimes....
Well, here we are back in Dartmouth, finally feeling like we are getting settled in to our new house....still missing life in Ontario with friends and grandparents and wondering what life almost was if we had gone to Nanaimo after all......
It`s a bit surreal really....wandering back into your old life while it has been carrying on without you there....some things have changed, some for the better, people are a little older (most noticeable with kids, obviously), some are gone and new faces are all around....but it takes a minute to remember that you can`t just drop by to see _________or go to a certain store to pick up ________ because they are actually in a different province now!!!
It has been a joy but also time-consuming to be able to organize our lives within the new house with so much space and within the new community....trying out new things, meeting new people, following our passions....if only daddy could find one that didn`t take up half a day each time!
It is much easier to do this in a place we`ve already made a life before and with more space to do it in, although I think I could write a book on how to reinvent your life with children in a new place after having moved three times in three years!!
I am going to update our top ten lists to reflect what we`re up to now and will add some pics to the other blog where there will soon be a pic a day from the Flannagan household....we`ll see!