It’s been a while since I have been on here due to different reasons, mostly because winter is absolutely the most depressing time of the year here and I likely got caught up in that for several months.
I’m obviously going to keep this blog alive because regardless of if people read it or not I think it’s important for me to recognize really good people in this world especially when what we are all fed is all the worst stories of the worst people everywhere we look.
Anyways, I’m not here to preach today but mostly came by to talk about how this will absolutely be my last year living in Thompson. In May of 2020 it will be 10 years living here and despite all of the many great opportunities I have been given here over that time (which I am so grateful for), it’s time for me to head closer to home, spend time with my parents through retirement, and watch my brothers family and my little baby nieces grow up to be beautiful young ladies whose boyfriends/girlfriends/others I get to haunt with excessive pretend scariness; one day hopefully I have my own babies as well.
So, for the next year if you see me around (which is hard I don’t go out often), take pictures with me and send them to me, let’s laugh as much as possible together, let’s be kinder to one another, let’s share stories over some pops, or whatever the case may be. I want to leave Thompson/Northern Manitoba on the best possible note with many memories and good things in tow.
It would be amazing to be able to put something together to bring home to my family to show that the past ten years have been life altering in the best way. At 26, I was pretty lost and pretty down on myself, likely a pretty ignorant person as well. Some people talk about Thompson and/or Northern Manitoba like it’s where dreams go to die; for me the people and the place likely saved my life and gave me purpose, let me find my purpose; made me an empathetic person. I can’t pay an entire city or the entirety of Northern Manitoba back for that but I promise I will pay it forward for the rest of my life.
Many thanks will come later, but that’s it for now.
Peace & Love,