October 2013 · Uncategorised

Scottawa Is Back

After a fortnight hiatus, Scottawa is officially back. Those lost days were spent throwing up, stressing out and finding the right tools to screw my head back on. And now I am here, ready to share my Canadian adventures with you once again.

Living abroad involves a lot of ups and downs and lefts and rights and pulling into emergency lay-bys to vomit. Or at least that has been my experience so far. If there is one thing I have learned from the past few weeks it is this: life is relentless. It never stops, it is like one of those tennis ball machines that continues to fire hard objects at you even when you are lying on the floor bruised and crippled with a broken racket.

In Perks of Being a Wallflower Stephen Chbosky writes: “Things change. People leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody”.
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The endless list of to-dos and assignments and remember-to-enjoy-yourselves can be overwhelming. We must begin to stop and process and make progress slowly with patience. I am not superwoman and nor would I ever wish to be. One of my favourite quotes by John Steinbeck is “And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be
good.” If that isn’t a truly beautiful quote then I must have never read a beautiful word in my life.

Today’s post is brief but I hope you found it comforting in some way or another. I wanted to ease myself and yourself back into Scottawa gently but tomorrow the real adventure posts begin. Starting with the mayhem of thanksgiving.

Love Jill

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