Thursday, April 27, 2017

Saying Good-bye... for Now, Sweet Ottawa

After having lived in the Nation's Capital for almost 13 years, I'm going back to Montreal for work. Ottawa will always be home and have a special place in my heart. I grew into a young woman here and experienced many things both good (wrote for The Ottawa Sun, made great friends, found a great church, got the opportunity to travel a bit, etc.) and bad (marriage/divorce, financial struggles, etc.). It is with a heavy heart that I leave, but I believe I will return to Ottawa one day. I love the people and the city. I love all it has to offer. I was fortunate (and privileged!) to meet one of my very best friends here and cried as we went to our last Trivia night together on Tuesday. I love her more than words can say. Friends forever, Sigrid. A friend of mine in Montreal gave me a card once that I still have hanging on my bulletin board. It says, "Life is a journey - and the end of one part is always the the beginning of another." Again, I may being bidding you adieu for now sweet Ottawa, but I don't think it's for forever. As the Bible says, there is a time for everything and a season for every activity (Ecclesiastes 3). For now, I am returning to moja kochana mamusia (my beloved mother), my dad, Dan (my baby brother... who is 6 feet tall!), Uncle Johnny (the world's best uncle), and my best friend Christina (love you, Chris!).