I’m totally and utterly overwhelmed with everything at the moment, emotionally, practically….just everything. I was in hospital all day yesterday with my eldest Hobbit who’s body is literally shutting down with the stress of having to leave not only Canada but her husband too (I won’t talk anymore about their situation as it’s not fair on them). The medical staff wanted to know our story and were not happy.
I have a house to finish clearing up and hand over but other things have had to take priority.
I’ve started to try and sell off some things and making a start on packing some personal items to transport to the UK via Sea-Freight. Not much, 3 boxes each of personal items, several small boxes of DVD’s and an old sea chest and a long clock my ex-husband made me out of pallet wood nevertheless door to port to port to door costs well over $2000
I’m venting, I know, I’m sorry..
On a good note we have been blessed with some wonderful online (and soon to be in person) friends who have now taken possession of our rental house in Nottingham and now have the keys and have really helped me out. It would have been impossible to do this without them and I simply have to shower them with wine and hugs when I see them!
Finally the irony…kinda
It seems the perfect job for me was placed in my virtual lap the other day here in Nova Scotia.(of course I can’t apply or do it as I’m not Canadian) It wouldn’t be right to say too much but it involved working with an NS publishing company and heading/driving their digital department. An opportunity to be there almost at grass roots and watch something grow (I’d be in heaven).
Life sometimes likes to kick you in the guts on your way out!
But despite everything that has happened in our lives this past year, I do remain optimistic for the future… YES it will be difficult, YES we will struggle but I have my health and my family and my friends.
There remains a big wide world out there to be discovered..