Monday, August 6, 2012

Today is the Day.

Hard to believe that the day has arrived. Today I am moving from my small home town in rural New Brunswick to the big city Calgary, Alberta. Moving from a population of 1500 to a population of over 1 000 000. Hopefully my time spent living in Fredericton for the last 5 years will help with the transition into being a real city girl. 

I've known for the last two months or more that I would be moving to Calgary come August. However, the reality of the matter didn't truly hit at my core until I moved out of my small bachelor apartment in Fredericton this past Friday night. The entire week prior to Friday I spent with friends enjoying what Fredericton had to offer one last time (assuming I never live there again - which truth be told, I can see myself settling there one day). I said some difficult farewells, enjoyed my time, and filled my heart and mind with more cherished memories. 

After spending a fantastic weekend home with my entire family, I pack up the car and back out of the driveway one last time before beginning this next big stage in my life. Saying farewell to my family was difficult, and tears were certainly shed. Their love and support constantly reminds me that I'm going to be okay and everything always works out. I can not put into words how thankful and blessed I feel to have such as supportive and solid family unit. 

So long for now, New Brunswick. We shall meet again.


  1. So happy for you! You were one of my first thoughts this morning. Sending happy vibes. I know you'll do great!

    1. Your encouragement means more then you know.

  2. Sweet Melissa,

    In honor of the Olympics I had my students watch "Cool Runnings" on the last day of summer camp. I had forgotten that the story of my favorite Jamaican bob sled team unfolds in Calgary but when I remembered I shouted aloud, "Oh! One of my best friends is MOVING to Calgary!" ---Way to call out of turn Miss Gallagher