Halifax diary #3

Well I guess I failed to stay true to my word when it comes to blogging every day… ah well. I’l make up for it by trying to explain all of the things that happened to me over the past four days.

First off the third day here was rainy and I sat at home and read all day. Nothing exciting to write about so I chose to not put out a boring blog post that had very little interesting content/importance.

Second day I went to the Valley with my parents. We had a great time picking fresh fruit and seeing farm animals everywhere. It’s one of those experiences that makes you realize how lucky you are to live in Atlantic Canada. Being able to have access to such amazingly fresh food is something that lots of people don’t have. Being able to your family in the comfort of corn fields and blueberry bushes that expand into beautiful vistas is an experience that you can’t get inside the city. I had a great time in the Valley and if you ever get a chance to spend the day at Dempsey farm I would highly recommend it.

After the Valley I immediately went out with my best friend and visited him on his soon to be farm. Another excursion out of the city into the rural parts of Nova Scotia. This is where I’m writing this blog post and I’m going to be soon heading back into Halifax. I’ve never spent such an extended amount of time in the countryside except for going camping with boy scouts. It’s a way of life that’s absolutely serene. We went walking along abandoned train tracks and heard what may have been a coyote or a bear in the distance. It made for an exciting walk back to the car. I’m currently so far away from civilization that in any direction there is thick forest, not like the kind of forest that goes in between subdivisions but pure untouched forest. I can’t think of a better way to spend a few days than out in the countryside. It’s a different way of life, quieter, you get to think without having traffic in the background. I don’t think I would take it over life in Halifax, but in the future I’m making sure trips get taken out here again. I think I need a little bit of quietness to contrast time spent in the big city. It’s good to get out of the normal routine and explore somewhere new.

Well that’s what I’ve been up to, I’m leaving for Newfoundland again tomorrow and I have a similar sense of queerness coming over me as I had when I was coming into Halifax. I realise that I’m not going home, I’m going to Newfoundland. I’m leaving home, to go back to a place that I have very little roots in. I’m going to miss my friends, I’m going to feel bad about not having seen/talked to everyone that I wanted to. But overall I think that living in Newfoundland has made me appreciate Halifax 100 times more than before I left. You never really know what you’ve got until it’s gone. I’m glad I can see my extended family in Newfoundland and I’m glad I can take a trip back home and see my friends, I love all of yall! Keep the city warm for me for when I come back!