Some days, I just need to go off, and spend time on my own. Today was one of those days. I don’t usually need more than an hour away from everything just to settle my mind, breathe deeply, and enjoy my quiet time. I was thinking of how quickly my time is coming to move from my hometown to just down the highway a bit, to be closer to my daughter and soon to be grandson! It’s quickly coming and I am excited for another new chapter in my life. For now, I will take the time I need to re-energize and to enjoy my last month here.
Today was a beautiful day here in Southern Ontario – and I was lucky enough to have the day off of work to get out and enjoy the weather for a few hours. I have a desire to be near water and Welland offers some beautiful waterways. I spent my afternoon sitting by the canal, writing and relaxing. It was the perfect afternoon.
For the past few years, I have spent my birthday away from Welland. From 2012 to 2014, I was in Calgary. In 2015, I turned 50 in Prague. 51 was Berlin and 52 was in China. My 53rd birthday has me back in Ontario for the first time since 2011. It’s been great being back here for my birthday – spent the day shopping and out for lunch yesterday in Fort Erie, and today was spent in Niagara Falls (breakfast and gambling – sad to say I didn’t win big but I also didn’t lose much either!). It’s been a great day – and am grateful for all the birthday wishes from family and friends.