A Little Break

Following the recent and unexpected death of my mother and all the upheaval that means for a family, I have decided to officially take a break from posting. That doesn’t mean I won’t create posts, but the 7-10 day regularity that I like to observe can’t be counted on. Just so you know.

Two days ago I moved a fraction of my stuff–things that can fit into a hatchback– to Victoria. Last Sunday my brother loaded up his Subaru, too. I plan to live here part time for the next seven months as this is where most of my family and friends are. I will return to Abbotsford and my home there periodically to settle estate matters.

I’m in an ideal spot–near Mt. Douglas Park and the beach–in my brother and sister-in-saw’s gorgeous little  in-law suite and settling in quite nicely.

Already it’s strikingly different than coming into town as a visitor. I mean, I have to shop in hardware stores, not boutiques. In addition, I don’t have my usual support system of familiar purveyors for my needs at hand. I don’t have a table yet. It’s here in the city, but can’t be delivered until next week because the delivery schedule is that busy.

None of those are complaints. Just facts. Meaning a good deal more settling into this life is necessary before I can focus on new posts. Still, I miss it when I don’t write. You’ll see me again. I’m quite sure of that. Perhaps I will surprise myself. It may be sooner than I think.


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4 Responses to A Little Break

  1. Charlotte Matthies Boychuk says:

    When I read that you were relocating to Victoria, the picture that came to mind was of a homing bird, needing to return to whatever nest it travelled from, to more familiar surroundings. It seems that life is made up of a series of adjustments and adaptations. These, apparently, are meant to make us stronger. I’m not sure if that’s the case – maybe more resilient, but often leaving us with pieces of our hearts and souls scattered in other places. On one hand, I envy you the choices that you’ve made, but on the other, knowing the circumstances which precipitated them, it feels bittersweet. By the way, mom was very complimentary about the memorial.

    • Lynda says:

      Every choice has a price. Like anything else, an individual must decide how much is too much and whether or not to pay the price. I’m glad your mother enjoyed the memorial. I was honoured to create it, have so many talented people in Abbotsford step up to help me realize the vision for the service, and share a little of my mother’s life with family and friends.

  2. Hey Lynda,
    I think you’ve picked a fabulous new seven-month home. Victoria is a great city, just big enough to have everything but not too big to be overwhelming.
    I look forward to hearing how it goes for you but understand the need to take a break too.
    Until then I hope you enjoy outfitting your new life.

    • Lynda says:

      Thank you, Colleen.
      I know I have made the correct decision. It feels right. Much better now that I am five days in. At the same time, it’s similar to a decision to run a marathon. It may be a very good idea for all sorts of laudable reasons; however, there are those moments it hurts. Hard.

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