24 July 2011
Moose Jaw Minute #51: On the Road Again...
I travel quite a bit. I often visit the place I lived the longest - Chicago - due to work. I see family over holidays and family gatherings. I reconnect with the people and places that, for my first few months here, made me feel like I had a place to tuck into and find something to ground me. In a lot of ways, Moose Jaw wasn't that for me in the beginning. It was too new and my lifestyle too different for me to consider it comfortable and welcoming.
But, over the last few months, I've noticed a change. Now, coming back to Canada feels more assured and familiar. As I peer at the farmland from my tiny window on the plane, descending through the clouds over Saskatchewan, I know I am getting closer to my life in Moose Jaw -- a life which now feels much more familiar and comfortable than life in a multitude of different places. As I criss-cross the borders between the United States and Canada, I also criss-cross different areas of my life, all contributing to the person I am becoming. It's a good feeling.
I love to travel, but I also love coming home.