Well my time in my hometown is coming to an end, again. I have moved back here a few times over my adult life, and again I am moving on in a month. I am so grateful to have been able to reconnect with old high school friends, make some new friends along the way, and be with my family over the past 3 years-ish. I will miss Welland but I am not going too far this time so I will be back often for visits. In the meantime, I will enjoy the lovely park beside near me, and enjoy the time I have left here.
When I was young, all I wanted to do was leave my hometown. I wanted to live in the big city of Toronto. I counted the days when I was leaving to go and start my co-op in Toronto. I was so excited to be there and to be out of Welland. I was young and naive, and didn’t realize just how great Welland was.
Now that I am back, I am rediscovering my hometown. It has been so great being back, and I never realized just how beautiful Welland is! The downtown has been reverberated and there are so many new places to check out (restaurants that I definitely want to try!), and yet the charming older buildings are still part of the scenery. The river and the canal have pathways to walk along and there definitely feels like a rebirth has taken place here. I have picked a great time to come back.
I am excited to be working here. I have put aside my teaching for a while – I want to get a good schedule with my job here first and then will re-visit the possibility of teaching online. For now it is all about me getting reacquainted with my hometown.
Welland will always be my hometown, and I am so happy to be embracing all it has to offer!!
Courthouse park and the Welland bridge
Looking towards Merritt Island