The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found? ~J.B. Priestley
I’m back! After a hectic final week, and traveling back home for the holidays, I am finally able to get back to the blog! I felt slightly lost not being able to find time to blog last week. Since I’ve been back to Canada for a few days now, I’m trying to find the balance between my NYC
lifestyle, and the laid-back vibe of a small-town. I thought it would be interesting to make this post a bit more creative, and write about the personal differences I’ve noticed, as well as the
environmental changes around me.
- It’s time to slow down. Anyone who has lived in NYC for a period of time knows that it’s an extremely fast pace lifestyle. When I was out around town this weekend, I had to remind myself to walk slower. There seems to be a natural tendency to adopt the quick pace of the people around you.
- Snow, snow and more snow. As soon as my plane landed at Pearson airport I knew I was already underdressed for the weather. Welcome to Canada. Since being home, I’ve already experienced well over 5 inches of snow, with no signs of stopping.
- Different ideas of busy. After agreeing to a shopping trip on Saturday morning with my mother, she informed me that we better go in the early morning to avoid all the lineups. All I could think about was Black Friday shopping at Macy’s at 2 o’clock in the afternoon. I think I walked up to the cash register at every store.
- Noise, or the lack thereof. I expected to be woken up Saturday morning by the sound of honking cars trying to get around the city, or barking dogs out for their morning walk. To my surprise, silence was all that could be heard.
- The comforts of home. It’s no surprise that the one biggest difference is the mere fact that I was officially home. A delightful home cooked meal, getting to see my puppy, and waking up in my own room was just the bit of relaxation I needed!
I promise the next post will come sooner, rather than later! Enjoy these wintry days, readers!