Well, what can I say? It has been three months since returning to Canada. I wasn’t quite prepared for the reverse culture shock when I returned. I was overly aware of the wide streets, cleanliness and sense of order. But I did miss a bit of the chaos…
It was hard adjusting, as well, to the social aspects. Being out in groups of people could be overwhelming and I often just wanted to hide away. But over time, that has faded and it feels pretty close to normal again. Jasper and I are starting our new lives. We were lucky to both find new jobs in our field and began work today. We will be moving into a new apartment in the next week. I was also surprised by a very romantic proposal when we returned, so that is something to look forward to in the next chapter.
The truth is, I have been putting off this final post for a long time, because it makes it all seem so final, and it is sad for me to think of our amazing adventure as a thing of the past. But, there will be many more adventures ahead. More obstacles, more triumphs and, most definitely, more travel.
And so, I would like to end with a quote that has inspired my journey, which is something I like to reflect from time to time, when wondering if I am taking the right path. I will leave you with this quote. Thank you for following along on my wonderful adventures ❤
“We should concern ourselves, not so much with the pursuit of happiness, but [instead] with the happiness of pursuit.” – Hector and the Search for Happiness