Well. It has been quite the busy month.
In the middle of the month I moved from Toronto, Ontario, to St. John’s, Newfoundland. From a basement apartment to my mom and dad’s house (where my bedroom is in the basement ;), though I’ve got a huge window). With my cat (you can see Imber on my new bed in the next post’s userpic). I’ve just started a new job (well, the training, but that’s the start of the job, effectively) that’s only about a 10-minute walk from the house, which is nice. (Though lunch is only half an hour, so I don’t get to go home for that.) I also had to get rid of the vast, vast majority of my books and DVDs, because we flew here (renting a truck would have cost thousands of dollars, a good portion of that for the ferry from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland). That was painful.
Altogether, things are going well, and it’s likely this move was the best thing for me to do. It gets me out of the Toronto weather (boiling heat in summer, which I’m allergic to, and freezing cold in winter – St. John’s might get a lot of snow, but the weather is generally milder than in Toronto). St. John’s, despite its status as the capital of Newfoundland and Labrador, still is very much a small town in mentality, and the pace of life in Atlantic Canada is slower and more relaxed than in Ontario (part of the reason my brother chose to stay in St. John’s, and my middle sister chose to stay in/around Halifax). Plus, the vast majority of my mom’s family lives here, so I have a ready-made support system if I need them. (And I can still participate in NaNoWriMo here…. ;))
I’m determined not to lose track of my friends in Toronto though, nor any friends I’ve made through LJ and my fanfic, so expect more updates than usual as I settle in. (I’m going to try to update my LJ every Friday, now that things are a bit more settled here.)
The next post (which will follow shortly) will detail Imber’s “Great Adventure” in the two days before the move. (*shudders*) I was so terrified throughout….